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Ray Will, director, IHS Chemical, conducts business analysis and market research on inorganic and specialty chemicals. During his 23 years at SRI/SRI Consulting and IHS, he has contributed to the Chemical Economics Handbook and Specialty Chemicals Update Program and led consulting projects on fluoropolymers, fluorocarbons, hydrofluoric acid and fluorspar and many other topics. Prior to joining SRI, he worked in chemical sales where he both sold various blends of fluorocarbon CFC-113 to the electronics industry near Silicon Valley in California and recycled these blends. He has made numerous presentations at fluorspar and fluorine chemical related conferences including the International Fluorspar Conference, Society of the Plastics Industry-Fluoropolymers Division and Industrial Minerals (an industry journal). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration from California State University at Hayward.
Will China's Trade Agenda Squeeze Fluorspar Supply? (11/27/12) One of the world's leading experts on industrial chemicals explains the convoluted market for fluorspar, a component of many household products. In this interview with The Critical Metals Report, IHS Chemical's Ray Will explains how a rebound of the global supply of fluorspar is tied to the fluctuating trade agenda of the mineral's largest consumer, China. Learn why Canada and Mexico are poised to increase production of the valuable raw material using previously abandoned mines and new technologies.