This paper presents a global overview of the industrial sectors producing the fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers with emphasis on applications and requirements for raw materials especially for fluosilicic acid potentially recovered from the conversion of apatite to phosphoric acid. The various market segments highlighted are water, steel, aluminium, oil refining, nuclear, refrigeration, electronics, solar, glass, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, applications for polymers, elastomers, coatings and various other uses. A tentative estimate of the market segments is provided. The implications on the raw materials, such as volume, expected growth, logistics, etc and consequences for implementing the production process of the end-products are outlined. This overview shall assist to evaluate the size and potential of the various markets and select appropriate outlets for consuming fluosilicic acid as a raw material.
Dreveton, A. (2016). Overview of the Fluorochemicals Industrial Sectors. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 138, pp. 240–247). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.02.081