China shuts down polluting TiO2 companies; drives prices up

By Albert Li
Published: Friday, 09 December 2016

Following pollution by local industries and a subsequent inspection by the municipal governmnet in Panzhihua, 28 companies have been shut down in the area. Among these were a number of TiO2 and ilmenite producers, which some said has led to spike in short term prices due the resulting market tightness.

The Provincial Bureau of Environmental Protection and the municipal government in Panzhihua, China have forced the shutdown of 28 companies in the province, including eight titanium dioxide (TiO2) producers and a number of ilmenite producers, following a pollution inspection.

The inspection was prompted by a pollution incident in Panzhihua which...

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