Rio ramps up titanium slag production following disruptions; RBM labor dispute ongoing

By Cameron Perks
Published: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Rio Tinto increased its titanium slag production by 28% in the third quarter of the year, following supply disruptions in the prior quarter. The company also noted that labor disputes at its South Africa-based Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) operation are continuing.

Rio Tinto, one of two major global titanium slag producers, has announced that it is ramping up titanium slag production in this year’s fourth quarter following disruptions in the third.

Titanium slag production totaled 297,000 tonnes in the three months ended September 30, down 28% from the same period of...

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