World Fluorochemicals

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Gains in global fluorochemical demand will be fueled by increasing production of refrigeration and cooling equipment worldwide, as well as by an acceleration in primary aluminum output.

World demand to rise 3.9% annually through 2016

Global demand for fluorine-containing chemicals is forecast to rise 3.9 percent per year to 3.5 million metric tons in 2016, valued at $19.7 billion. Gains will be fueled by increasing production of refrigeration and cooling equipment worldwide, as well as by an acceleration in primary aluminum output. However, fluorochemical suppliers face a number of challenges.

The first is obtaining access to key raw materials such as fluorspar, as exports from China -- by far the world’s leading producer -- have increasingly come under restrictions. Another challenge is dealing with the ever-shifting regulatory environment for fluorocarbons, which are subject to multiple global and national regulations that vary considerably by region and change over time. Finally, competition with alternative products is intensifying in a number of sectors -- particularly in the blowing agent and commercial refrigeration industries -- placing pressure on fluorochemical suppliers serving these markets.

Fluoropolymers to be fastest growing products

Among other fluorochemical products, fluoropolymers will see the most rapid gains in demand, driven by expanding opportunities for high-performance materials in the motor vehicle, chemical processing, electronics, and coatings markets. Fluoropolymers have a very low penetration rate in many parts of the world, offering ample room for market growth. Demand for inorganic and specialty fluorochemicals will rise at a pace close to the overall average through 2016, benefiting from strong growth in global aluminum production. Additionally, rising production of semiconductors, advanced batteries, and other electronic components will fuel demand for specialty gases and other high-value fluorochemicals.

Shifts taking place among fluorocarbon products

In the fluorocarbon segment, demand will rise at a rate slightly below the overall fluorochemical average through 2016. However, significant shifts are taking place among individual products. Due to Montreal Protocol requirements, developed world countries are in the final stages of phasing out ozone-depleting HCFCs, while restrictions for developing countries will begin to take effect in 2015.

As a result, HCFC demand will decline going forward. Demand for HFCs grew considerably from 2001 to 2011, and they will continue their strong advances as replacements for HCFCs in the developing world. However, concerns over the global warming potential (GWP) of HFCs will begin to limit demand, particularly in Western Europe, presenting opportunities for low-GWP HFO fluorocarbons to penetrate the market.

Study Scope

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.

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  1. World Fluorochemicals

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Population Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Fixed Investment Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD GROSS FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      6. 3.6 World Motor Vehicle Overview

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        1. 3.6.1 World Motor Vehicle Park

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          1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PARK (million vehicles)

        2. 3.6.2 World Motor Vehicle Production

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          1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION (thousand vehicles)

      7. 3.7 World Cooling & Refrigeration Outlook

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        1. 3.7.1 Cooling Equipment

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          1. Table | WORLD COOLING EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 3.7.2 Commercial Refrigeration

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          1. Table | WORLD COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION SHIPMENTS BY REGION (million dollars)

        3. 3.7.3 Residential Refrigeration

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          1. Table | WORLD REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER PRODUCTION BY REGION (million units)

      8. 3.8 World Foamed Plastic Insulation Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD FOAMED PLASTIC INSULATION DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

      9. 3.9 World Aluminum Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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        1. 3.10.1 Environmental Impact

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          1. Table | OZONE DEPLETION & GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIALS FOR SELECTED FLUOROCARBONS

        2. 3.10.2 Montreal Protocol

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        3. 3.10.3 Kyoto Protocol

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 Product Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 4.1.1 Fluorocarbons

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          1. Table | WORLD FLUOROCARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET & REGION (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD HCFC DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET & REGION (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD HFC DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET & REGION (thousand metric tons)

          4. Table | WORLD OTHER FLUOROCARBON DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.1.2 Inorganics & Specialties

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          1. Table | WORLD INORGANIC & SPECIALTY FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.1.3 Fluoropolymers

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          1. Table | WORLD FLUOROPOLYMER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION (thousand metric tons)

      2. 4.2 Market Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.2.1 Aluminum Production

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          1. Table | WORLD ALUMINUM PRODUCTION MARKETS FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.2.2 Refrigerants

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          1. Table | WORLD REFRIGERANTS MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY APPLICATION, PRODUCT & REGION (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD COMMERCIAL REFRIGERANT MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD RESIDENTIAL REFRIGERATION MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

          4. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE REFRIGERANT MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY SECTOR, PRODUCT & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.2.3 Blowing Agents

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          1. Table | WORLD BLOWING AGENT MARKET FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY PRODUCT & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        5. 4.2.4 Other

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          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR FLUOROCHEMICALS BY MARKET & REGION (thousand metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Regional Overview

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        1. 4.3.1 Demand

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          1. Table | WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.3.2 Production

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          1. Table | WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.3.3 Trade Flows

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          1. Table | WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 5.2 North America: Fluorochemical Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 United States

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        1. Table | UNITED STATES: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | UNITED STATES: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 5.4 Canada

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        1. Table | CANADA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CANADA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | CANADA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 5.5 Mexico

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        1. Table | MEXICO: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | MEXICO: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | MEXICO: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Fluorochemical Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 Germany

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        1. Table | GERMANY: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | GERMANY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | GERMANY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 Italy

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        1. Table | ITALY: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | ITALY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | ITALY: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 France

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        1. Table | FRANCE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | FRANCE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | FRANCE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 Spain

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        1. Table | SPAIN: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SPAIN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | SPAIN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 6.7 United Kingdom

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        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 6.8 Other Western Europe

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        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY & PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Fluorochemical Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 7.3 China

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        1. Table | CHINA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CHINA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | CHINA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 7.4 Japan

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        1. Table | JAPAN: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | JAPAN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | JAPAN: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 India

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        1. Table | INDIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | INDIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | INDIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 South Korea

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        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | SOUTH KOREA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 Australia

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        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | AUSTRALIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | AUSTRALIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY & PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 Central & South America

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        1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.1.1 Brazil

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          1. Table | BRAZIL: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | BRAZIL: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.1.2 Other Central & South America

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          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY & PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.2.1 Russia

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          1. Table | RUSSIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | RUSSIA: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.2.2 Other Eastern Europe

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          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

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        1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLUOROCHEMICAL SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY COUNTRY & PRODUCT (thousand metric tons)

        3. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLUOROCHEMICAL DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD FLUOROCHEMICAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

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      3. 9.3 Industry Restructuring

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Competitive Strategies

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        1. 9.4.1 Product Focus/Specialization

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        2. 9.4.2 Product Differentiation

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        3. 9.4.3 Research & Development

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        4. 9.4.4 Cooperative Agreements

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          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 9.5 Marketing & Distribution

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      6. 9.6 Company Profiles

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        1. 9.6.1 Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated

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        2. 9.6.2 Arkema SA

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        3. 9.6.3 Asahi Glass Company Limited

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        4. 9.6.4 Daikin Industries Limited

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        5. 9.6.5 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $373.00

        6. 9.6.6 Honeywell International Incorporated

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        7. 9.6.7 Mexichem SAB de CV

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        8. 9.6.8 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated

          $100.00

        9. 9.6.9 Solvay SA

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        10. 9.6.10 South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

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        11. 9.6.11 3M Company

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      7. 9.7 Other Companies in the World Fluorochemical Industry

        $1,082.00

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