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December 19, 2014
DuPont today filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) to launch a spinoff of its mostly-commodity performance chemicals business, over a year after the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-files-for-performance-chemicals-spinoff_66339.html
December 8, 2014
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) said on Sunday that on 4 December it signed an agreement to purchase an additional 13% stake in titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Cristal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tasnee-signs-deal-to-raise-stake-in-TiO2-producer-Cristal_65945.html
December 1, 2014
Huntsman says it will cut 900 jobs in its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments and additives segment as part of a restructuring effort that is expected to generate savings of $130...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Huntsman-to-cut-900-jobs-in-TiO2-and-addtives-segment_65744.html
November 6, 2014
Tronox today reported its third quarter results, indicating weakness in the titanium slag market. The company reported a net loss of $93 million, down from a net loss of $49 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tronox-reports-net-loss-on-weak-titanium-slag-market_65192.html
October 21, 2014
PPG and Henan Billions Chemical (Jiaozuo, China) have opened a titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing and research facility. The 366,000-sq meter facility is scheduled to begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/PPG-Henan-Billions-Chemical-open-TiO2-manufacturing-plant-in-China_64643.html
October 1, 2014
Huntsman today closed its $1.28-billion acquisition of Rockwood's titanium dioxide business, as well as four other businesses. The other businesses include color pigments, timber...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Huntsman-closes-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-acquisition_64180.html
September 29, 2014
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) says that it has submitted an offer on 28 September to the Gulf Investment Corp. to acquire an additional 13% stake in Cristal, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tasnee-to-raise-stake-in-TiO2-maker-Cristal_64090.html
August 27, 2014
The US subsidiary of Helm (Hamburg) will market and distribute in the United States and Canada half of the titanium dioxide produced at Argex Titanium’s planned 50,000-m.t./year production facility to be located at Salaberry-de-Valleyfied, PQ, the companies said on 26 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Helm-to-distribute-titanium-dioxide-from-Argexs-planned-facility-in-Quebec_63414.html
August 8, 2014
Kronos Worldwide (Dallas) reports second-quarter income of $33.1 million, reversing a year-ago loss of $33.9 million. Sales declined 8% year-over-year (YOY), to $443.5 million, the result of lower prices and volumes, the company says. Earnings per share totaled 29 cts....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Kronos-swings-to-$33-million-profit-on-lower-costs_63072.html
August 7, 2014
Tronox has reported its second quarter results, posting a narrower adjusted net loss of less than $100,000, compared to an adjusted net loss of $15 million year-over-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tronox-posts-narrower-loss_63052.html
May 21, 2014
DuPont CFO Nicholas Fanandakis said during an investor conference today that the company would consider a Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) transaction or outright sale of its performance chemicals business. The company announced last October that it would divest its $7-billion/year performance chemicals segment by mid-2015 through a tax-free spin-off to shareholders as a part of the company’s transformation to a “higher growth, less cyclical company.”  The business includes titanium dioxide, fluoroproducts, and industrial chemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-says-it-would-consider-alternatives-to-spinoff-for-performance-chemicals-unit_61210.html
May 8, 2014
Tronox reports a first quarter net loss of $58 million, versus a year-ago loss of $51 million, as improved pigment sales were offset by weaker results in the mineral sands segment. The 51 cent loss per share fell well below the analysts’ consensus estimate of a 27 cent loss per share. Net sales totaled $418 million, down 11% year-over-year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tronox-earnings-down-on-weak-mineral-sands-but-pigments-improve_60901.html
March 27, 2014
Industrial enterprises in Crimea, until recently part of Ukraine, are expected to improve their competitive advantage through lower natural gas prices, following the transfer of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Crimeas-chemical-industry-will-benefit-from-cheap-Russian-gas-but-markets-will-be-disrupted_59874.html
March 14, 2014
Kronos Worldwide reports net income of $2.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, up from a loss of $18.1 million in the year-ago period. Earnings per share totaled 3 cents, below the analysts’ consensus estimate of 6 cents, owing to a $9 million one-time charge related to a labor settlement. Excluding the settlement, earnings were 8 cents/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Kronos-swings-to-profit_59582.html
March 6, 2014
The European Commission has, as expected,  opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition by Huntsman of a number of titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/EU-Commission-opens-in-depth-probe-into-Huntsmans-acquisition-of-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-assets_59362.html
February 28, 2014
Huntsman announced today that it expects the European Commission to open a phase II investigation of its proposed acquisition of Rockwood’s performance additives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/European-Commission-expected-to-conduct-extended-review-of-Huntsman-Rockwood-pigments-deal_59232.html
February 28, 2014
Tronox reports a net loss of $3 million, narrower than the $97 million loss reported in the same quarter last year. Earnings per share were at a loss of 6 cts/share—slightly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tronox-reports-tighter-net-loss-stabilizing-pigment-market_59150.html
February 24, 2014
Iluka Resources (Perth, Australia) is acquiring an 18.3% stake in Metalysis (Rotherham, UK), a Cambridge University spin-off that is developing a low-cost titanium process, for A$22.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Iluka-acquires-stake-in-developer-of-low-cost-titanium-manufacturing-process_59038.html
January 9, 2014
DuPont announced on 9 January that executive v.p. Mark Vergnano will serve as CEO of its performance chemicals upon completion of the planned spin off of the unit from DuPont. The spin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-names-CEO-for-planned-performance-chemicals-spinoff_57860.html
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