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April 21, 2015
DuPont today reported net income down 28% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.03 billion, on net sales down 9%, to $9.17 billion. Operating earnings totaled $1.34/share, beating analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-earnings-fall-on-currency-impacts-but-beat-estimates_69641.html
March 20, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal), a company entering the titanium dioxide (TiO2) market, says it has signed a letter of intent with PVS Chemicals, a producer, distributor, and marketer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Argex-signs-LOI-for-distribution-of-by-products-from-new-titanium-dioxide-plant_68776.html
March 19, 2015
Kronos Worldwide (Dallas) reports net income for the fourth quarter of $19.9 million, up almost seven-fold year-over-year (YOY) from $2.9 million. Net sales increased 1% YOY, to $373.5 million. Earnings per share of 17 cents beat analysts’ consensus estimate of 12 cts/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Kronoss-fourth-quarter-income-up-beats-estimates_68723.html
March 5, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal) says that its newly created 100%-owned subsidiary, Argex Canada, has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Técnicas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Argex-awards-EPC-contract-to-Tecnicas-Reunidas-for-TiO2-project-in-Canada_68338.html
February 12, 2015
Huntsman today announced that it will reduce its titanium dioxide (TiO2) production capacity by about 100,000 m.t./year, representing 13% of Huntsman's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Huntsman-confirms-plan-to-reduce-titanium-dioxide-capacity-in-Europe_67745.html
January 22, 2015
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) said today that it signed an Islamic Murabaha financing agreement for 1.2 billion Saudi riyals ($319.4 million) with each the Riyadh Bank and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Tasnee-signs-financing-agreement-to-fund-acquisition-of-additional-shares-in-Cristal_67081.html
January 1, 2015
Cristal, the titanium dioxide (TiO2) subsidiary of the National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee), has announced that it will begin commercial production of titanium slag at its new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/Cristals-titanium-dioxide-raw-material-unit-to-begin-production-in-the-second-quarter_66528.html
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
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