Mexichem Fluor Buys HFC Plant In Japan | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 26 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 27, 2011

Mexichem Fluor Buys HFC Plant In Japan

Department: Business
Keywords: refrigerants, acquisitions, fluorochemicals, fluorspar??

Mexichem Fluor has acquired Showa Denko’s idled hydrofluorocarbon plant in Kawasaki, Japan. Mexichem plans to restart the unit, which has annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons, to produce HFC-125, a gas used in refrigerant blends. The firm says the plant will be the only source of HFC-125 in Asia outside of China. Mexi-chem Fluor mines fluorspar, a raw material for fluorocarbons, in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. It expanded downstream with the purchase of Ineos’ fluorochemical operations in 2010.

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