Dr Petro Terblanche - Pelchem

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FLUORO-CHEMICALS:
LOCAL FRUITS OF
AN ADVANCED NUCLEAR
PROGRAM
DR PETRO TERBLANCHE
MANAGING DIRECTOR: PELCHEM SOC LTD
FLUORINE IS OUR BUSINESS!!
Nuclear capability
harnessed
FluorochemIcal excellence
2
Value Chain: F > NFC
Downstream products
Fuel elements
Fluorochemicals
Enrichment
X2.5
Fluorine
Conversion (UF6)
X10
HF
Conversion (UF4)
X8
Fluorspar ore
FluorochemIcal excellence
Uranium ore
3
Beyond nuclear
FluorochemIcal excellence
Pelchem SOC Ltd
•
Subsidiary of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa)
created to apply the nuclear knowledge base to diverse sectors
through process and market innovation
•
Registered as a state owned company (SOC), governed by
independent Board of Directors
•
Proud record of more than 27 years experience in locally produced
fluorspar beneficiation
•
Plays a leading role in the SA Fluorochemical Expansion Initiative
(FEI)
•
Ability and knowledge base to diversify, expand and develop Fluorine
products across multiple market sectors
FluorochemIcal excellence
Growing presence in
Africa!
Pelchem F-hub at Pelindaba
FluorochemIcal excellence
Pelchem: We’re in your world:
25 products delivered to 27 Countries on 6 Continents
Pelchem
America:
- Canada
- USA
- Brazil
- Argentina
Africa:
- Namibia
- Botswana
- Saudi Arabia
- Dubai
Asia:
- China
- Taiwan
- Singapore
- Japan
- Korea
Europe:
- France
- England
- Germany
- Romania
- Ireland
- Switzerland
FluorochemIcal excellence
Global sectors serviced
Semiconductor/
electronics
Agrochemical
Fluoropolymers
Construction
Mining Automotive Photovoltaics
Petrochemical
Medical &
Pharmaceuticals
Packaging
FluorochemIcal excellence
Steel manufacturing
MEMS
Diagnostics
Pelchem:
We’reWe’re
in yourinworld
Pelchem:
Africa
Pelchem
Foreign Market
America:
Americas:
- Canada
Canada
- USA
USA
- Brazil
Brazil
- Argentina
Africa:
- Namibia
Namibia
- Botswana
Botswana
- Saudi Arabia
-Middle
DubaiEast:
- Saudi Arabia
- India
Asia:
--Turkey
China
- Taiwan
-Asia:
Singapore
- China
Japan
- Taiwan
Korea
- Singapore
-Europe:
Japan
- Korea
France
- England
-Europe:
Germany
- France
Romania
- England
Ireland
- Germany
Switzerland
- Romania
- Ireland
- Switzerland
-Austria
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CONFIDENTIAL
May 2013
9
Nov-2011
Pelchem Business Environment
FluorochemIcal excellence
F- Value Chain: Building Blocks for a SA
fluorochemical hub
XeF2
NF3
 C7F16
APIs
F2 on line,
Compressed F2 in cylinders,
F2/N2 mixtures
Fluorine
>R100/kg
Hydrogen
Fluoride
~R20/kg
Fluorspar
SA mineral
<R2/kg
AHF,
HF acid grades
FluorochemIcal excellence
* XeF2 sells for R40,000/kg
Small volume,
high value
specialty
fluorochemical
Local and
export
Industrial/
Consumer
goods
>R250/kg)
Large volume
HF consuming
commodity
products
(R25-R200/kg)
Fluorocarbon refrigerants range from
R25/kg for R-22 to R50/kg for R-134a.
 Fluoropolymers range from R50/kg for PTFE
to >R150/kg for higher value products e.g.
PFA.
Fluorochemical hub model
Perfluoroheptane (C7F16)
Global scale refrigerants/polymers
Xenon difluoride (XeF2)
Nitrogen trifluoride
(NF3)
Local
fluorspar
120,000 tons
HF
60 000tpa
Fluorine
Fluoromonomers
Fluorine mixtures
Perfluoroalkanes
AHF &HF
aqueous
solutions
Specialty metal fluorides
F-salts
NaF.HF , Na2SiF6
K2SiF6, HBF4
K2TiF6, ...
FluorochemIcal excellence
MoF6, IrF6 ...
Surface
fluorination
Mandate: Preservation of fluorine commercial technology and skills for SA’s Nuclear Fuel Program
SA Fluorochemicals Incorporated?
FluorochemIcal excellence
Products, pipelines, partners,
Ketlaphela and FEI
Rajen Naidoo
Pelchem: Executive Director: New Business
Development and Government Liaison
and
Interim MD: Ketlaphela Pty Ltd
FluorochemIcal excellence
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