China under the spotlight

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Published: Monday, 22 September 2014

As China has been a driving force in TiO2 and zircon demand Ed Barlow, China country manager at TZ Minerals International, looks at whether the slowdown in the country’s construction sector is a cause for concern.

The now much documented slowdown in China’s construction sector should have come as no surprise to the local mineral sands industry. Sales of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zircon, which are heavily used in late-stage materials such as paint and tiles, have been flat since 2012. While a rash of new...

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