Price Briefing: Week 45 – rutile, ilmenite, TiO2, soda ash

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 10 November 2011

Shortage of titanium dioxide feedstock drives ilmenite, rutile and pigment prices

Shortages for titanium dioxide (TiO2) feedstock have driven prices far higher than any analysts forecasted for the fourth quarter and 2012.

IM reported from the TZMI Congress in Asia that the price of ilmenite – the lower grade feedstock – has been quoted as high as $360/tonne from an...

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