Teflon product PTFE (TFE) and PVDF manufacturing requires a mineral called Fluorspar that’s mined in Mongolia and China. The worldwide interest in this mineral has grown significantly, as well as the supply has tightened. PTFE materials have high temperature resistance, excellent chemical resistance and incredibly low co-efficient of friction (slick) and is used in tons of purposes from non-stick fry pans to ptfe tape for use at home. This particular mineral is the important raw materials inside the manufacturing of fluoropolymers, fluorolubricants and many refrigerants.This escalating demand coupled with shortage of raw materials has caused a dramatic price increase (almost double within the past year), shortages, and we expect both these factors to keep at it in the near future.
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