Programme*

Fluorine Forum 2019 will bring together a panel of leading experts to examine and discuss the latest trends and developments in fluorine minerals supply and market demand.

MONDAY 21 OCTOBER

17.00 Registration
18.00 Welcome Reception sponsored by

SepFluor logo

TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER

08.00 Registration 

OVERVIEWS
09.00 Introduction
Ismene Clarke, Director & Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK

09.30 Key trends and outlook for the fluorspar market
Oliver Rhode, CEO, Xenops Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

10.00 Trade & tariffs: Where we’ve been and where we might go
Ray Will, Director of Specialty & Inorganic Chemicals Consulting, IHS Markit, USA

10.30 COFFEE

MINING & PROCESSING
11.30 Cost factor trends in fluorspar processing
Ashok Shinh, Ashok Shinh Consultancy Ltd, UK

12.00 Mineral waste (tailings) management in a National Park: fluorspar mining in the UK
Peter Robinson, Chairman, British Fluorspar UK Ltd, UK

12.30 Fluorspar mining in the Czech Republic
Vít Kučera, Managing Director, Fluorit Teplice s.r.o., Czech Republic

13.00 LUNCH

SUPPLY: VIETNAM | CHINA
14.30 Nui Phao: Striving to be the best-in-class supplier
Craig Bradshaw , CEO, Masan Resources Group, Vietnam

15.00 The development of China’s fluorspar industry
Usman Khan, CEO, Kcomber Inc., China

15.30 China’s fluorspar market update
Liao Xinhua , Chairman, China Non-metallic Minerals Industry Association Fluorspar Committee, China

16.00 COFFEE & ROUNDTABLE NETWORKING

Topic & Table Host
1. China Usman Khan, CEO, Kcomber Inc., China
2. New/Alt. Sources/Projects Peter Robinson, Chairman, British Fluorspar, UK
3. Processing cost factors Ashok Shinh, Ashok Shinh Consultancy Ltd, UK
4. Aluminium fluoride Adam Coggins, Analyst, Roskill, UK
5. Fluorochemicals Samantha Wietlisbach, Analyst, IHS Markit

17.30 EVENING RECEPTION 

Programme Outline

Monday 21 October
Evening Welcome Reception sponsored by SepFluor logo
Tuesday 22 October
Presentations & Discussion
Wednesday 23 October
Presentations & Discussion

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER

MARKETS 1: REFRIGERANTS
09.00 The evolution of refrigerant gas and the role of Chemours in the market
John Zielinski, Executive Buyer Fluoroproducts, Chemours, USA

09.30 Changes in refrigerant use and its impact on the air conditioning and refrigeration markets
Andrea Voigt, Director General, European Partnership for Energy & the Environment, Belgium

10.00 COFFEE

MARKETS 2: HF & FSA Developments
11.00 HF and fluorine developments in Saxony and eastern Europe
Johannes Scheruhn, General Manager, Scheruhn Minerals and Chemicals GmbH, Germany

11.30 HF from Fluorosilicic Acid (FSA): challenges and opportunities
Datta Umalkar, Technical Consultant, Chenco GmbH, Germany

12.00 A new proven technology to recover Anhydrous HF from FSA
Bob Welch, Sales Director, New Chemical Products LLC, USA

12.30 LUNCH

MARKETS 3: FLUOROCHEMICALS | ALUMINIUM FLUORIDE

14.00 India: An emerging market for acid grade fluorspar
Bimlesh Jain, Executive President (Corporate), Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd, India

14.30 Downstream markets for fluorochemicals, through to fluoropolymers and fluoroelastomers
Samantha Wietlisbach, Principal Analyst, Chemical, IHS Markit, Switzerland

15.00 Aluminium fluoride & aluminium: 2019 trends and outlook to 2029
Adam Coggins, Analyst, Roskill, UK

15.30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

* subject to change

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The Tree of Fluorine Life 

whose many branches will be well tended to at Fluorine Forum 2019

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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.