The past year was marked by oversupply in the titanium feedstock market and depressed pricing due to weak and sluggish conditions
(PRWEB UK) 1 July 2014
TZ Minerals International (TZMI) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 edition of the Titanium Feedstock Annual Review.
Each year TZMI releases a suite of four reports providing a comprehensive, in depth and independent analysis of each of the sectors in the TiO2 value chain. These reports are the Titanium Feedstock Annual Review, Zircon Annual Review, TiO2 Pigment Annual Review and Titanium Metal Annual Review.
This year, TZMI has undertaken extensive updates to its database for all of the sectors in the titanium value chain. This has been supplemented by a number of in depth research projects undertaken in China further bolstering TZMI’s expertise in these sectors.
The Titanium Feedstock Annual Review provides a review of 2013, with significant developments in the industry, changes to the supply and demand balance during the year, analysis of trade and pricing data in 2013, a detailed history of the sector, as well as outlook for the sector and the strategic challenges facing the industry and comprehensive profiles on sector participants.
The past year was marked by oversupply in the titanium feedstock market and depressed pricing due to weak and sluggish conditions throughout the value chain and a slowing global economy. A number of new projects were commissioned in 2013 and early 2014 which will add significantly to supply in coming years. Some producers responded to the weak market conditions by idling production, while others suspended operations indefinitely.
The Titanium Feedstock Annual Review analyses the impact these actions had on the sector in 2013, going into 2014. The industry now faces a new set of challenges, with a tightening financing environment putting pressure on the development of new projects. TZMI provides coverage of new projects in the pipeline plus separate appendices with profiles of new and existing participants.
About the industry
The titanium industry is comprised of key mineral sands products, commonly referred to as titanium feedstocks. These raw materials are used primarily in the production of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment and in smaller quantities in the production of titanium metal and welding fluxes. The most common mineral sands products are ilmenite, rutile and to a lesser extent leucoxene, plus zircon. The zircon sector is the subject of a comprehensive analysis in the Zircon Annual Review 2014. Ilmenite mineral sands products can also be upgraded to titanium slag or synthetic rutile.
There are a small number of large mining companies or groups that are involved in the production of titanium feedstocks. This relatively small group is dominated by close relationships between producers (miners) and consumers (predominately pigment producers).
The information contained in Titanium Feedstock Annual Review 2014 is carefully researched drawing on TZMI’s extensive database. It is also an essential reference for the industry while identifying key trends and developments within the sector and the broader impact on a global scale.
This is an essential resource for titanium feedstocks information and data. This report is suitable for anyone wanting to maintain an up to date perspective of all elements of the industry, including:
- New titanium feedstock producers
- Established titanium feedstock producers
- Pigment producers
- End-consumers (paint and coatings, paper, plastics, chemicals and others)
- New entrants to the industry
- Financial industry (fund managers, hedge funds, investors and potential investors)
Orders for Titanium Feedstock Annual Review 2014 are now being taken by TZMI. For more information please visit http://www.tzmi.com or call +61 8 9359 6000.
TZ Minerals International (TZMI) is a global, independent consulting and publishing company with offices in Australia, China, the US and South Africa. The strength of TZMI’s consulting services stems from extensive practical experience in the mineral sands, titanium dioxide and coatings industries and from a comprehensive database, which has been built up over many years.
TZMI has proven expertise gained from our consultants having many years of direct operating experience in the industry in chief executive, senior operational, analytical and marketing roles.
TZMI’s publications and data services support the consulting activities and ensure up-to-date, high quality and comprehensive data, analysis and information across the mineral sands, zircon and TiO2 pigment industries.
TZMI provides operational and technical expert advice on many areas including:
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Market Assessments and industry analysis
- Due diligence
- Pre-feasibility studies incl. preliminary capital and operating cost estimation
- Competitive cost analysis and benchmarking
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- Customised data analysis and reporting
Tracey Kelly – Business Development and Marketing Manager
TZ Minerals International
P: +61 8 9359 6000