Throughout the last year, the industry has had more allocations than I’ve come across around my thirty years experience. In the past I have seen sharp price increases, and I have witnessed several shortages, and delivery problems due to resin allocations through resin vendors. This is actually the very first occasion I have seen all these issues at one time.
Polytetraflouroethylene (TFE) and PVDF are both on allocation.
Both of these resins are in short supply. The PTFE Sheeting product PTFE (TFE) along with Kynar manufacturing requires a mineral called Fluorspar that is mined in Mongolia and China. The world interest in this mineral has increased significantly, as well as the supply has tightened. PTFE materials have high temperature resistance, excellent chemical resistance and incredibly low co-efficient of friction (slippery) and is utilised throughout tons of applications from non-stick fry cookware to ptfe tape for use at home. This specific mineral is a critical raw material within the production of fluoropolymers, fluorolubricants and several refrigerants.This increasing amount of demand linked with general shortage of raw materials is mainly responsible for a dramatic price increase (almost double over the past year), shortages, and we expect both these factors to continue in the near future.
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