Fluorine Forum 2021 ONLINE will bring together a panel of leading experts to examine and discuss the latest trends and developments in fluorine minerals supply and market demand.

Confirmed Speakers

Fluorspar supply review & outlook
Oliver Rhode, CEO, XENOPS Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Alcore: aluminium fluoride production in Australia
Dr Mark Cooksey, CEO, ALCORE Ltd, Australia

Steel production outlook in a world of low carbon
James F. King, Steel Industry Consultant, UK

European HFC refrigerants market and F-gas alternatives
Barbara Gschrey, General Manager, Öko-Recherche, Germany

Fluorocarbon products as critical enablers in the production of semiconductor materials and IC devices
Dr Robert Syvret, Chief Scientist, Electronic Fluorocarbons LLC, USA

Hydrofluoric acid and downstream market outlook
Samantha Wietlisbach, Director Minerals Research & Analysis, IHSMarkit, Switzerland

Supply chain resilience in the Acidspar-HF-Lithium Ion Battery chain
Kerry Satterthwaite, Division Manager Strategic Minerals, Roskill, UK

Lost Sheep Mine: ramping up to become the sole US fluorspar supplier
James Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Ares Strategic Mining, Canada

* subject to change

Programme to include:

Themed sessions structured mine to market
Regional production; exploration; emerging new sources; safety & sustainable development
New technology/equipment; grade developments; challenges in processing; case studies
Innovations in handling; shipping trends; storage solutions; routes
Demand outlook by sector; market trends; new applications; influencing factors; competitive materials

Programme Outline

Wednesday 20 October
11:00-16:00 BST
Presentations & Discussion
Networking Breakout





The Tree of Fluorine Life 

whose many branches will be well tended at Fluorine Forum 2021

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.