Published: Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Demand recovery for titanium dioxide is brisk, mainly driven by China, but needy capacity expansions are hindered by continuing insecurity of adequate feedstock supply, which is driving up prices. The time has come for a pragmatic understanding of the symbiotic relationship between feedstock and pigment players
Its a tough life being a titanium dioxide
(TiO2) pigment producer. The product is essentially
an intermediate raw material absolutely vital to the
manufacture of any end product requiring a white colour.
Thats the good news, because the global and high
volume markets of paints, plastics and paper...