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TiO2 Producers Set to Raise Prices, Again

12:05 PM MDT | September 5, 2011 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

North American titanium dioxide (TiO2) producers have nominated another round of price increases after hiking second-quarter prices by 15 cts/lb, or 10%. Four of the five major U.S. producers—Cristal Global, DuPont, Kronos and Tronox—have each stepped out with a 10 cts/lb hike effective August 15, but it is not likely to be implemented until November 15 due to the standard 90-day price protection, sources say. There has been no confirmation that Huntsman will join its counterparts in the effort to further raise prices, but market sources say it is...

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