Rio Tinto’s TiO2-slag production falls 15% vs 2017

By William Clarke
Published: Thursday, 31 January 2019

Furnace shutdowns were a major factor in the decrease, but Rio Tinto predicts a possible rise in output of 100,000 tonnes in 2019.

Rio Tinto’s production of titanium-dioxide (TiO2) slag fell by 15% year on year to 1.1 million tonnes in 2018 due to furnace shutdowns in Canada and labor disputes in South Africa, the company announced on January 18.

The company forecasts that...

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