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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
January 3, 2014
Harold Simmons, chairman of the board of directors at NL Holdings—which comprises several titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturers, including NL Industries (Dallas) and Kronos...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/NL-Holdings-and-Kronos-chairman-dies_57686.html
December 13, 2013
A US federal judge has ruled in favour of Tronox Incorporated, the predecessor company of Tronox Ltd., in a case brought against Anadarko Petroleum, which acquired Tronox’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tronox-wins-bankruptcy-related-judgement-against-Anadarko_57381.html
November 12, 2013
Rockwood has reported third-quarter adjusted net income of $48.2 million, or 63 cts/share, down 31.5% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 3.2%, to $890.1 million. Actual net income totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Rockwood-nets-big-one-time-gain-on-ceramics-sale-adjusted-earnings-fall_56644.html
November 6, 2013
Tronox today reported a third-quarter net loss of $49 million, or 43 cts/share, compared with a loss of $3 million in the year-ago quarter. The company’s adjusted net loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tronox-loss-widens-as-selling-prices-fall_56509.html
October 27, 2013
DuPont announced today that it will divest its $7-billion performance chemicals segment through a tax-free spin-off to shareholders. DuPont announced in late July that it was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-to-spin-off-performance-chemicals_56183.html
October 22, 2013
Argex Titanium (Montreal) has signed a letter of intent with “one of the world’s largest chemical distribution companies” to distribute up to 25,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Argex-Titanium-signs-TiO2-distribution-agreement_56098.html
October 17, 2013
DuPont says the market outlook for titanium dioxide (TiO2) in the second half of 2012 is expected to be strong, despite statements by other TiO2 producers. "Recent comments...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-TiO2-Outlook-Strong-Despite-Reports_44797.html
October 11, 2013
Argex Titanium (Montreal), a titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer, has announced the results of an industrial feasibility study for its TiO2 project at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Argex-Titanium-completes-feasibility-study-for-TiO2-plant_55850.html
September 17, 2013
Huntsman and Rockwood today announced that Huntsman will buy Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business, as well as other businesses, for $1.33 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Huntsman-to-buy-Rockwoods-pigments-additives-businesses-for-$1-33-billion-update_55211.html
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