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Cristal Global to Discontinue TiO2 Production at Maryland Site

3:40 PM MDT | August 10, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Cristal Global says it will stop producing base pigments, including titanium dioxide, at its Hawkins Point, MD plant. The plant was idled in March 2009 due to the economic downturn. Despite recently improved demand for titanium dioxide, the long-term outlook for the facility remains unfavorable, Cristal Global says. The company will continue to study possible options for continued manufacturing activity at the site. “We are able to manufacture the products made at this facility at our other, lower cost sites,” says John Hall, senior v.p./strategy and...

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