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Tronox Details TiO2 Strategy

10:59 AM MDT | August 6, 2007 | Michelle Bryner

Tronox says it will invest approximately $35 million-$45 million to increase titanium dioxide (TiO2) capacity by 40,000-50,000 m.t./year at the Tiwest pigment plant at Chandala, Western Australia, a 50-50 joint venture between Tronox and Kumba Resources (Perth, Australia). The additional capacity is expected to be onstream in 2009. Tronox also has ramped up capacity at its Botlek, Netherlands chloride process TiO2 plant from 72,000 m.t./year, to 90,000 m.t./year. Separately, the company has hired investment banking firm Robert W. Baird & Co. (Milwaukee) to...

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