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October 27, 2008
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) firms announced further price increases, citing rising energy, raw material, and transportation costs. Cristal Global says it will increase prices of certain...
October 20, 2008
Raw material and energy-related cost increases are continuing to outpace cost-reduction programs and diminish the profitability of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business. TiO2 producers...
September 12, 2008
DuPont Titanium Technologies (DTT), Kronos Worldwide, and Tronox have each announced titanium dioxide (TiO2) price increases in North America. Prices at all three companies will...
May 27, 2008
Adams: Further cost-cutting sought. Tronox (Oklahoma City) says it will reduce its U.S. workforce by about 68 full-time employees, approximately 13% of its total, and suspend certain...
May 27, 2008
Kemira and Rockwood Holdings say they have agreed to combine their respective specialty titanium dioxide (TiO2) businesses and the functional additives business owned by Rockwood into...
May 22, 2008
Kemira and Rockwood Holdings say they have agreed to put their respective titanium dioxide (TiO2) businesses and the functional additives business owned by Rockwood into a joint...
May 20, 2008
The devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan Province, southwestern China, on May 12 destroyed several chemical plants and disrupted chemical production and transportation throughout...
April 2, 2008
Tronox and Exxaro Resources (Pretoria, South Africa) say that their boards have approved a previously announced project to expand titanium dioxide (TiO2) capacity at their Tiwest joint...
March 18, 2008
Kronos Worldwide (Dallas) reported fourth-quarter 2007 net income of $1.6 million, compared with income of $41.3 million in the same year-ago period. Sales rose 4%, to $310.4...
March 17, 2008
DuPont Titanium Technologies, Cristal Global, and Tronox are each increasing prices for titanium dioxide sold in Japan by ¥33/kg, effective April 1 or as contracts permit •...
March 10, 2008
DuPont says it will increase prices by $120/m.t. for its Ti-Pure brand of titanium dioxide (TiO2) sold in U.S.-dollar priced markets in Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Middle...
January 28, 2008
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York), the prospective owner of Huntsman Corp., is considering selling two of Huntsman’s businesses, sources tell CW. Apollo is likely...
January 14, 2008
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment prices and margins are expected to increase in 2008, says Jim Fisher, president of consulting firm IBMA (Plainsboro, NJ). The improved outlook stems...
January 7, 2008
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment prices and margins are expected to increase in 2008, says Jim Fisher, president of consulting firm IBMA (Plainsboro, NJ). Industry consolidation among...
November 20, 2007
Cristal’s (Yanbu, Saudi Arabia) Millennium Inorganic Chemicals says it will close its titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant at Le Havre, France. The company says it did not set a...
August 27, 2007
Kemira says it has decided to retain its pigments business, including titanium dioxide (TiO2), after evaluating certain options for the business, which included a possible sale (CW...
August 7, 2007
Tata Steel (Mumbai) is planning a titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant at Tuticorin, India. Tata Steel has completed a feasibility study and says the project will cost Rs20 billion- Rs25...
August 7, 2007
DuPont Titanium Technologies says it has entered into a five-year partnership with Megachim (Rousse, Bulgaria), a manufacturer of paints, coatings, resins, and thinners, to develop and...
July 30, 2007
DuPont has broken ground for a previously announced titanium tetrachloride plant at New Johnsonville, TN. The 100-million lbs/year plant is expected to start up in the summer of 2008...
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