TZMI's TiO2 Pigment Annual Review 2014

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There have been a number of significant announcements and events in regards to the top global TiO2 pigment producers

TZ Minerals International (TZMI) is pleased to announce the release of the fifth edition of the TiO2 Pigment Annual Review which is dedicated to the multi-billion global titanium dioxide pigment market, which has experienced varying dynamics since the first edition was published by TZMI.

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 TiO2 Pigment Annual Review provides a detailed overview of the TiO2 pigment industry in 2013 and an outlook that is suitable for current participants and those without prior exposure to the sector. The information contained in TiO2 Pigment 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.

There have been a number of significant announcements and events in regards to the top global TiO2 pigment producers, and TZMI provides the context and analysis as to what this may mean for the industry going forward.

TiO2 pigment is used predominantly in the production of high-quality surface finishes to impart opacity, brightness, and whiteness. TiO2’s main attribute is to improve the aesthetic appearance of the product and, as such, TiO2 is considered to be a quality of life product and consumption generally increases as disposable income increases.

In 2013, seven global producers made up more than 57% of the global nameplate capacity: DuPont, Cristal, Tronox, Huntsman, Kronos, Sachtleben and Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK). DuPont and Tronox operate only chloride route plants, the other global producers operate plants that use both sulfate and chloride route technologies. China continues to increase TiO2 capacity and its influence on the industry.

The principal product of the mineral sands industry is titanium raw minerals used as feedstock for the production of primarily, (TiO2) pigment and, to a lesser extent, titanium metal. Of the TiO2 feedstock mined and processed, more than 90% is used in the chloride and sulfate methods of TiO2 pigment production.

TZMI also produces other publications that address the TiO2 pigment industry including: Global TiO2 Pigment Producers Cost & Profitability Study; TiO2 Pigment Industry Report, a monthly data report with some trade commentary; and TiO2 Pigment Price Forecast, which is published quarterly.

This publication is a significant resource for participants in the TiO2 pigment sector and extends to those in the mineral sands industry in general. It is suitable for those wanting to maintain an in depth understanding of the sector, including:

  •     Pigment producers
  •     End-consumers (paint and coatings, paper, chemicals and others)
  •     Mineral sands industry participants
  •     New entrants to the industry
  •     Financial industry (Fund managers, hedge funds, investors and potential investors)

Orders for TiO2 Pigment Annual Review 2014 are now being taken by TZMI. For more information, please visit or call +61 8 9359 6000.

About TZMI

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
  •     Technical reviews and audits
  •     Resource assessments
  •     Physical separation test work
  •     Flowsheet development
  •     Customised data analysis and reporting

Tracey Kelly – Business Development and Marketing Manager
TZ Minerals International
E: tracey(dot)kelly(at)tzmi(dot)com P: +61 8 9359 6000

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