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DuPont Plans $500-Million TiO2 Investment

8:00 AM MDT | May 12, 2011 | Nancy Seewald

DuPont says it will invest about $500 million to build a 200,000 m.t./year titanium dioxide (TiO2) production line at its Altamira, Mexico facility. It is scheduled for startup by year-end 2014.  The expansion is part of a larger global TiO2 investment to improve productivity at all of its TiO2 sites. In addition to the new line at Altamira, DuPont says it will add an additional 150,000 m.t./year of global capacity over the next three years. DuPont makes TiO2 at DeLisle, MS; New Johnsonville, TN; Edge Moor, DE; Altamira; and Kuan Yin, Taiwan...

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