Fluorspar price increase expected to impact refrigerants

Refrigerant prices aren’t expected to lower anytime soon, and the problem isn’t helped by the fact that fluorspar prices in China have hit a four-year high. China is the world’s largest producer of fluorspar, “a mineral from which HFC component hydrofluoric acid is produced” and new environmental regulations on its mining have led to a nearly 40% price increase since February.

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