Rio Tinto increases titanium dioxide slag output despite RBM shutdown
Published: Friday, 17 January 2020
Rio Tinto's titanium dioxide feedstock production increased in 2019, despite violence in South Africa leading to the temporary shutdown of its Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) subsidiary.
Rio Tinto reported titanium dioxide slag
production of 1.2 million tonnes in 2019, up by 8% year on year
in response to improving demand.
Demand for titanium slag has been
supported by a shortage of other high-grade feedstocks,
including natural rutile.
Fastmarkets' price assessment for rutile concentrate
95% TiO2 min, bulk,...