TiO2, ilmenite markets watch for disruption from coronavirus outbreak

By William Clarke
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2020

Titanium dioxide and ilmenite traders are closely watching the rapid spread of a coronavirus infection in central China, with cases reported in many of the industry’s production centers.

China is the world’s principal producer of titanium dioxide, and is a major importer of feedstocks such as ilmenite and rutile.

On Wednesday January 29, Chinese media reported the...