Prices: TiO2 and samarium

By Laura Syrett
Published: Monday, 21 December 2015

TiO2 2016 contracts negotiated in December; prices edging close to production costs. Samarium's use in permanent magnets could boost prices but oversupply remains a challenge.

TiO2 to trail in 2016

Price declines for titanium dioxide (TiO2) reported in the final quarter of 2015 have not taken the market to a floor, industry sources told IM in December.

They said that the latest cuts in prices have come as producers offer cheaper deals on higher-quality types...

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