Global demand for fluorine-containing chemicals is forecast to rise 3.9 percent per year to 3.5 million metric tons in 2016. Gains will be fueled by increasing production of refrigeration and cooling equipment worldwide, as well as by an acceleration in primary aluminum output. Fluoropolymers will be the fastest growing products.
This study analyzes the 2.9 million metric ton world fluorochemical industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (e.g., HCFCs, HFCs, inorganics and specialties, fluoropolymers), market (e.g., aluminum production, refrigerants, blowing agents, components, water treatment), world region and for 15 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market shares and profiles 10 industry players, including DuPont, Daikin Industries and Solvay.