Fluorine Forum 2018 will bring together a panel of leading experts to examine and discuss the latest trends and developments in fluorine minerals supply and market demand.

Programme Outline

Monday 15 October
Evening Welcome Reception
Tuesday 16 October
Presentations & Discussion, incl. Keynote Discussion Panel
Wednesday 17 October
Presentations & Discussion

Confirmed speakers*

International trade developments in the fluorspar market
Kerry Satterthwaite, Division Manager – Carbon & Chemicals, Roskill Information Services Ltd, UK

China’s fluorine market: production, exports, technology, prices, & outlook
Usman Khan, CEO, CCM Information, China

The importance of AlF3 quality and consistency
Anna Lindström, Sales and Marketing Director, Alufluor AB, Sweden

Small scale fluorspar processing: the new generation
Peter Robinson, Chairman, British Fluorspar Ltd, UK

Hydrofluoric acid utilisation in High Purity Quartz processing
Dr. Reiner Haus, Managing Director, Dorfner ANZAPLAN, Germany

Steel market outlook
Alfonso Hidalgo de Calcerrada García, Chief Economist, UNESID, Spain

Fluorine recovery in converting SPL wastes into reusable materials
Massimo Maccagni, R&D Manager, Engitec Technologies SpA, Italy

Developments in downstream fluorochemicals consumption
Ray Will, IHS Markit Ltd, Director Chemical Consulting, Specialty and Inorganic Chemicals, USA

Sulphuric acid as a cost factor in fluorspar processing: supply and demand trends
Freda Gordon, Director, Acuity Commodities, UK

The new generation of fluorspar flotation collectors
Alexej Michailovski, BASF Mining Solution – Global Lead Flotation (non-Sulfidic), BASF SE, Germany

How the fluorine industry can use freight to its advantage
Denny Sabah, Business Development, Clarksons Platou Shipbroking, UK

Fluorspar logistics and the rising mineral hub of the Port of Amsterdam
Robert van Muiden, Business Development, OBA Bulk Terminal Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Fluorspar in South Africa and SepFluor’s Nokeng operation and objectives
Kevin Dabinett, General Manager & Johan Brits, Project Director, Nokeng Mine, SepFluor, South Africa

The growth and expansion of fluorochemicals and downstream activities in South Africa
Motheo Moatshe, Sales and Marketing Executive, Pelchem, South Africa

Spain’s fluorspar resources, production & markets
Manuel Regueiro, Chief of External Affairs & Communication, Geological Survey of Spain, Spain

* subject to change

The Tree of Fluorine Life 

whose many branches will be well tended to at Fluorine Forum 2018

Eurofluor tree - doc large

Source: Eurofluor (CTEF, Comité Technique Européen du Fluor), the Association representing the major producers and users of hydrogen fluoride (HF) and fluoride chemicals in Europe.