TiO2/Zircon latest news

  • June 2017

    Mineral Sands News in Brief 30 June 2017

    30 June 2017

    A brief roundup of notable activity in the mineral sands industries with updates regarding Mineral Deposits and Eramet's TiZir joint venture, Diatreme Resources' Cyclone zircon project, Image Resources's Boonanarring mineral sands deposit and Broken Hill Prospecting's legal dispute with Relentless Resources.

  • Price Briefing 23-29 June

    30 June 2017

    Bauxite and antimony trioxide prices moved down this week while iodine prices inched upwards. Meanwhile ilmenite and rutile markets remained unchanged.

  • Imerys acquires Chinese zirconia producer

    30 June 2017

    The company is expanding its capacity with a focus on speciality zirconia for technical ceramics end markets, such as 3D pigments or electronics.

  • Ilmenite outlook no clearer despite more optimism

    29 June 2017

    Ilmenite traders eye looming Chinese capacity losses, while welding powder producers fear Stradbroke shutdown which will take around 35,000 tonnes of rutile out of the market by 2020.

  • Iluka to restart Jacinth-Ambrosia zircon operations

    28 June 2017

    The restart of Jacinth-Ambrosia reflects the continued tightening of the zircon market, according to Iluka md Tom O'Leary.

  • China’s Lomon Billions targets higher TiO2 exports

    26 June 2017

    Commenting on the recent price trend of domestic and imported ilmenite, China’s leading titanium dioxide supplier said it is expecting to see higher demand from international markets in the coming months.

  • Lomon Billions: TiO2 price may rise further

    14 June 2017

    Demand for titanium dioxide (TiO2) continues to increase on both the domestic Chinese market as well as in foreign destinations, which could support future price upticks despite ilmenite prices from Sichuan are moving down.

  • TiO2: Kronos profits surge on higher TiO2 prices, sales

    09 June 2017

    Improved results; TiO2 prices up 17%; Demand on the rise

  • TiO2: AkzoNobel spurns PPG again, doubles down on spin-out plans

    09 June 2017

    Third unsolicited bid rebuffed; PPG’s offer ‘undervalues company’; AkzoNobel confirms own spin out plans

  • Ilmenite delivers mixed signals while rutile prices pause

    08 June 2017

    Spreads widened on ilmenite prices to China while rutile markets held unchanged amid little reported trading activity.

  • Price briefing 26 May - 1 June

    02 June 2017

    Strict anti-pollution controls in China continue to impact bauxite production, lifting prices; while rising raw material costs support white fused alumina; rutile prices registered small gain, ilmenite holds firm; andalusite supply in 2017 to fall; barytes fell amid global oversupply; aluminium trifluoride value spike on higher fluorspar prices

  • China April TiO2 export continues to surge

    02 June 2017

    China’s titanium dioxide export price and volumes surged in April on an annual basis amid improved market conditions.

  • Ilmenite holds firm, rutile welding price rises

    02 June 2017

    Welding grade rutile prices have strengthened this week on tighter supply in the market, while ilmenite remains stable amid strong demand.

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