The Fluorochemical Expansion Initiative (FEI), driven by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), is aimed at developing South Africa’s fluorochemical industry through increased local beneficiation of the country’s fluorspar reserves. The FEI is aligned to broader national programmes, including the National Industry Policy Framework, the […]
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Pelchem has developed a small scale production facility in the Multipurpose Fluorination Pilot Plant to produce Molybdenum hexafluoride (MoF6). First product has been supplied to customers. This development will lead to further dedicated and multi-purpose small-scale plants focussed on niche markets and difficult to make fluorochemicals.
Scientists from the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and Pelchem (the fluorochemical subsidiary of Necsa), have developed a lower cost method to produce high purity phosphorus pentafluoride (PF5) which is used to manufacture lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), the electrolyte used in most lithium-ion batteries. The work was done as part of a doctoral thesis at […]
Pelchem launched the 3rd and 4th phases of the Multipurpose Fluorochemical Pilot Plant (MFPP) at Pelindaba on 5 December 2013. These two units are focussed on producing fluoro-organics and metal fluorides. Phases 1 and 2 of the MFPP were launched in June 2012 to produce commercial scale samples of fluoropolymers and perfluoro liquids based on […]