End User Focus: Welding boosts rutile prices

By Alex Feytis
Published: Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Minsands focus could turn to welding as global demand increases for the sector

The welding industry consumes a large amount
of industrial minerals, including rutile

The welding industry, which consumes a large range of industrial minerals including titanium dioxide (TiO2) minerals (rutile, ilmenite), bauxite, calcite, quartz, magnesite and mica, (see table), has been growing during the last few years thanks to increasing demand...

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