The World Selenium-Tellurium Forum 2011, held by Asian Metal in Guangzhou, closed successfully on May 28th. Over 60 attendees showed up for this forum.
The forum started on May 27th as the Managing Director of Vital Chemical announced the opening of the forum with welcome to all the attendees.
Later, Kang Nong, manager of Changsha Zheyuan Chemical, gave us a speech about the development of selenium market since 2010 and analyzed the downstream market of selenium as well as the manganese market performance.
Victor Hoo, analyst from Asian Metal, led us into the review of selenium market in the past five years, summarized the factors influencing selenium market and the movement of selenium prices, then introduced the major importers of selenium powder in China and later analyzed the pricing of selenium.
In the report given by Rise Chemical, Mr. Agarawal gave an insight of selenium application in solar and nanotechnology industry.
In the afternoon, Mr. Chopra from Zenith Metals introduced us the selenium market in India, its usage and consumption as well as the related business of the company about tellurium.
Mr. Maxim Kharitonov gave a brief introduction of Metalcom and their selenium business, the confusion on selenium pricing between them and their customers from China. He showed much interest in entering Asian market and has been ready for a cooperation with customers from the area.
About tellurium market, many attendees were optimistic about the future market, not expecting the price to slide much. Pushed by the tightening raw materials and capital, many participants felt tellurium price may rebound again soon, which would increase the replacement cost of downstream consumers.
Zhu Shibin Managing Director, Vital Chemical
Kang Nong, Manager, Changsha Zheyuan Chemical Co., Ltd.
Gaurav Kr. Chopra, Managing Partner, Zenith Metals
Victor Hoo, Analyst, Asian Metal