TZMI 2017: Chloride TiO2 capacity increases will drive slag shortage

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Published: Thursday, 14 December 2017

The market for titanium dioxide (TiO2) faces a major chloride slag shortfall if production is not ramped up in the next few years, delegates at the annual TZMI conference in Hong Kong told Industrial Minerals.

The mood was upbeat at the conference, held on November 13-15, with TiO2 producers noting the increase in pigment prices compared with last year, and with many mineral sand producers confident that the market strength would continue to come through into feedstock demand.
But a particular bottleneck was seen in...

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