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Environmental inspections hit China’s TiO2 supply

By Albert Li
Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Lower production rates following months of governmental inspections is leading to reduced supply in TiO2 and its downstream segments, with coatings manufacturers among the worst affected.

The series of environmental controls across the TiO2 industry in China led to low operation rates for local producers and tightening supply for some products, prompting market participants’ concern over the effect on market prices.

Despite September is normally a peak season for TiO2 products sales in China, the average...

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