A colorful future – the rebound in iron oxide pigments

By Myles McCormick
Published: Monday, 22 October 2018

As big players in the iron oxide pigment business reap the rewards of an upturn in the construction industry, Fastmarkets IM correspondent Myles McCormick takes a look at the state of the market.

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Last year Lanxess, the world’s largest producer of synthetic iron oxide pigments (IOPs), announced it was upping its game and that by 2019 it will increase its global production capacity from 375,000 tonnes per year to 400,000 tpy – a 7% rise.

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