Fluorine Forum 2020 ONLINE Programme Confirmed

IMFORMED is delighted to announce the programme for Fluorine Forum 2020 ONLINE, 12.00-16.30 BST Tuesday 13 October (details here)

While our original planned event in Hanoi has been postponed to 18-21 October 2021 (see Fluorine Forum 2021) we are pleased to offer delegates an online alternative with which to assess the latest trends and developments impacting the market, and provide an opportunity to pose questions and comment to our panel of experts.

The online Forum is attracting great interest from the market’s leading players. Over 70 attendees have registered including Alufluor, Alufluoride, Arkema, Baramin, Canada Fluorspar, Chemours, Do-Fluoride Chemicals, Eurochem, Fluorsid, Koura Global, Lincoln Electric, Masan, Minersa, Possehl, Solvay Fluor, Traxys. Companies already attending listed here.


All times shown are British Summer Time (corresponding time zones shown below)

12.00 Welcome & Introduction
Ismene Clarke & Mike O’Driscoll, Directors, IMFORMED

12.15 Fluorspar supply & demand overview
Oliver Rhode, CEO, Xenops Chemicals GmbH & Co KG, Germany

12.45 COVID-19 impact on steel markets for fluorspar
Kerry Satterthwaite, Manager Industrial Minerals & Chemicals, Roskill, UK

13.15 BREAK

13.30 An update on the comparison between FSA and CaF2 raw material
Olivier Ruffiner, Business Manager Fluorine, Buss ChemTech AG, Switzerland

14.00 Fluorochemicals outlook
Samantha Wietlisbach, Director Minerals Research & Analysis, IHS Markit, Switzerland

14.30 Rise of EV battery megafactories: what should fluorspar producers prepare for?
Caspar Rawles, Head of Price Assessments, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK

15.00 BREAK

15.15 Sensor-based sorting technology for fluorite: using fluorescence effects of fluorites for highly efficient and economic sorting
Michael Klug, Sales Manager, Binder+Co AG, Austria

15.45 Latest developments in recovering AHF from FSA in DUHF project
Bob Welch, Sales Director, New Chemical Products LLC, USA

16.15 Lost Sheep Fluorspar Project
James Walker, CEO, Ares Strategic Mining, Canada

16.45 Final Discussion & Wrap-up

17.00 Close of Forum

* All timings approximate; subject to change

Full Forum Details Here

Register Online Here | Places Limited

Enquiries: Contact Ismene ismene@imformed.com | +44 (0)7905 771 494

FF20 Time Zones


  • Each presentation has a scheduled 30min. slot for approx. 15min. presentation followed by approx. 15min. Q&A.

  • Unless a panellist, your camera will be turned off, and your microphone muted (unless Moderator permits otherwise).

  • You will be able to view and listen to all presentations and panel discussions.

  • You can submit at any time questions using the Q&A button in tool bar at foot of screen, with option to send anonymously.

  • The event will be recorded, and after the event attendees will be sent a link to access the recording for playback.

  • All presentations (and any other information submitted by speakers) will be available as PDF for attendees to download via a sent link after the event.