Projects in the Pipeline: New supply could end industry bottleneck

By John Ollett
Published: Monday, 23 July 2012

The minerals rutile and ilmenite, and to a lesser extent leucoxene, are key feedstock minerals used to make the white pigment titanium dioxide (TiO2) which has dominated headlines in recent months. Pigment prices have rocketed to reach as high as $4,000/tonne (CIF US) in July 2012 from an average of $2,630/tonne just two years previously.

The minerals rutile and ilmenite, and to a lesser extent leucoxene, are key feedstock minerals used to make the white pigment titanium dioxide (TiO2) which has dominated headlines in recent months. Pigment prices have rocketed to reach as high as $4,000/tonne (CIF US) in July 2012 from an average of...

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