Hydrogen fluoride, (HF), better known as hydrofluoric acid, is one of the basic
raw materials for a wide variety of both commercial and industrial products.
The main application for hydrogen fluoride is in the manufacture of
fluorocarbons. Around 60% of HF manufactured world-wide is used in this
Additionally hydrogen fluoride is widely used in electronics, the metallurgical
industry, petroleum production, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals,
crop protection, consumer products, detergents, crystal glass and ceramics.