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 is a world leader in selected commodity and speciality fluorochemicals. We manufacture and market hydrogen fluoride, hydrofluoric acid, fluoride salts, fluorine gas, fluorine gas mixtures and a range of speciality fluoride materials to South African and international customers. We do toll manufacturing of speciality fluorochemicals and toll Surface Fluorination of plastic components.
Our fluorochemical R&D is continuously developing new, cost effective technology solutions for new and existing products.
Pelchem is committed to fluorochemical excellence by maintaining a high standard in the safe delivery of products, supported by technical and safety assistance to our customers.
As consumers our daily lives are affected by products which are manufactured from fluorochemicals. The vast array includes high octane fuel, anaesthetics, metered dose inhalers, electrical insulators, foam insulation and packaging materials, special alloys, mobile phones, diamonds, domestic and industrial refrigeration, non-stick cookware, plastic components in automotive applications, electrical cable insulation, beverage cans, pesticides and herbicides in agriculture, microchips and sensors for consumer electronics, tablet devices, computers, flat panel television screens, flash memory sticks, cement, stainless steel kitchenware and automotive components and soaps.
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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 […]