Iluka mineral sand production falls on kiln outage

By William Clarke
Published: Monday, 15 April 2019

The mineral sand producer reported lower synthetic rutile output in the first three months of 2019, while the continued strong demand forecast for high-grade feedstock means the company cannot meet current demand.

Mineral sand miner Iluka reported a sharp drop in its production of synthetic rutile in the three months to March 31, after a kiln was closed for maintenance and the company was unable to meet the current demand for titanium dioxide (TiO2) feedstock.

Synthetic rutile production fell by 52% year...

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