Rutile prices firming as global supply tightens

Published: Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Negotiations indicate major price rises for 2011 as buyers scramble for material

Fears of supply shortages in the rutile market have led to increasing prices for pigment and welding-grade material, market sources told IM.

Customers have begun to scramble for supply amid contract negotiations for 2011.

Iluka Resources, a large Australia-based rutile producer, commented recently: “High-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment is in...

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