Aluminum Fluoride Market: Development, Growth, Trends, Demand, Analysis and Forecast 2030
Posted by Rajkumar on March 9th, 2023
Aluminum fluoride is a chemical compound with the formula AlF3. It is an inorganic compound and is commonly used as a catalyst in industrial processes. It has a white, crystalline appearance and a molecular weight of 83.98 g/mol. Aluminum fluoride is highly soluble in water and is known to have a high melting point of 1,290 °C (2,354 °F).
Aluminum fluoride is commonly used in the production of aluminum, as it is a key ingredient in the Hall-Héroult process, which is used to extract aluminum from bauxite. It is also used in the production of ceramics, glass, and other materials.
In addition to its industrial uses, aluminum fluoride is used in some dental products as a topical fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay. It has also been studied for its potential use in the treatment of osteoporosis, as it has been shown to increase bone density in animal studies. However, more research is needed to determine its safety and effectiveness for this purpose.
Aluminum fluoride is primarily used as an additive in the production of aluminum through electrolysis. Aluminum manufacturing involves the extraction of aluminum from its ore. Pure aluminum oxide is electrolyzed using a combination of aluminum fluoride and cryolite, which helps in lowering the melting point of the aluminum solution, and increasing its conductivity. Other applications of aluminum fluoride include production of fluoroaluminate glass, which is used for fiber-optic imaging and other applications in the medical industry. It is also used as a main component in ceramics for adding glaze to finished ceramic products. Fermentation properties contained in aluminum fluoride make it a useful ingredient in the beer and wine making industry. The wide range of applications found in the compound majorly contribute to the overall market growth in the near future.
Key players in the market are primarily engaged in research and development (R&D) activities, in order to improve technological efficiency and to strengthen their position in the market. The competitive landscape of the global aluminum fluoride market is expected to witness several key developments over the forecast period. Some of the prominent players in the market are Alfa Aesar, Shanghai IS Chemical Technology, Finetech Industry, Apollo Scientific Limited, and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
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