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Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha to close Singapore titanium dioxide plant

1:44 AM MDT | August 12, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha announced today that it will close the titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) plant of its ISK Singapore subsidiary. The permanent closure of the unit is part of a restructuring of the company's inorganic chemicals business portfolio. Ishihara tells CW that the 50,000 m.t./year chloride-route TiO2  plant has been losing money and the company decided to consolidate production within Ishihara’s existing plant at Yokkaichi, Japan. Ishihara operates 2 TiO2 plants at Yokkaichi, an 85,000-m.t./year sulfate-process facility and a 70,000-m.t./year...

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