Can paint companies pare TiO2 use any further?

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Published: Friday, 09 June 2017

With the recent rise in prices, and ongoing concerns about environmental effects, traders are asking if there is any room to further cut the use of the white pigment.

Could rising titanium dioxide prices drive another wave of substitutions, similar to that which cut the use of the pigment back in 2011-12?

With titanium dioxide prices breaking multi-year highs, some market participants are reporting a trend toward decreased inclusion of titanium dioxide in coatings.

One European titanium trader told IM the...