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ISK to close TiO2 plant in Singapore

7:16 AM MDT | August 23, 2013

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

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