Tronox Q3 hampered by ore costs and zircon collapse
Published: Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Zircon volumes fall 74%; ore costs up $1,000/tonne; TiO2 and zircon price declines
Leading titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment and
feedstock producer Tronox struggled during
Q3 2012, as TiO2 ore costs rose, zircon volumes
collapsed and prices declined across the board.
This was the US companys first full-quarter operating
as an integrated TiO2 producer having completed and taken
possession of the feedstock assets and...