China Restricts Inorganic Fluoride Development by Rising Entry CriteriaSummary: China restricts inorganic fluoride development by rising entry criteria,according to CCM’s January Issue of China Fluoride Materials Monthly Report.Tags:
inorganic fluoride, entry criteria, Hydrogen Fluoride, HF, AlF3, production capacity, HFmanufacturer China's government raised the entry criteria to guide the development of inorganic fluorideindustry, according to CCM’s January Issue of
.On February 14th, 2011, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the P.R.C. (MIIT)promulgated the Entry Criteria for Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) Industry (the Entry Criteria) which aimsto restrict the blind expansion of HF.The Entry Criteria sets up regulations in industry distribution, scale, technology& equipment,energy saving and comprehensive utilization of resources, environmental protection, productquality, etc.According to the Entry Criteria, in principle, it is not allowed to set up new plant or expand theexisting scale, except the development and production of specialty high grade products for highpurity and ultra-clean electronics industry and the raw material for the utilization of enterprisesthemselves. Regarding to the new plants, the production capacity shall not be less than 50,000t/aand the single set device capacity shall not be less than 20,000t/a.Besides, the new plants must have matching devices for waste treatment.Regarding to energy saving and comprehensive utilization of resources, it requests that inproducing one tonne of HF, fluorite (CaF2>97%) shall be no more than 2.25 tonnes; integratedwater consumption shall not exceed one tonne; the average annual overall energy consumptionof coal shall not be more than 450 kg. Meanwhile, HF production enterprises shall developcircular economy, improving the comprehensive utilization of energy, echelon fluorite and fluorinegypsum slag. The content of calcium sulfate in gypsum slag containing fluoride shall not be lessthan 90%, with the calcium fluoride content of no more than 2%, and the sulfuric acid contentshall not exceed 0.5%, with the comprehensive utilization rate of over 90% (including commissionprocessing and utilization of long-term contracts). The existing manufacturers which can not meetthese requirements must be shut down.