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Akzo Nobel Q2 sales down, reports muted coatings demand
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:45:00 GMT
The titanium dioxide consumer is pushing through sales price increases in response to growing costs of raw materials but demand for architectural coatings in Asia and Latin America is easing.

Rios titanium feedstock output declines, forecast slashed
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:30:00 GMT
Rio Tintos titanium dioxide slag production declined in the second quarter of 2018 due to disruptions at its South African and Canadian operations, which could have significant impact on downstream titanium dioxide pigment producers.

Russia: Amur region mines 550 million tons of coal
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Since the start of the year Yekaterinburgskiy Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has been carrying out a major strategic project to produce precision parts of precious metals alloys. The new method allows plating titanium electrodes with iridium oxide. Trial samples of such electrodes have been sent to several customers, and positive results have already been received.

European body stands by TiO2 food safety assessment
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:30:00 GMT
Recent concerns over the safety of titanium dioxide in food do not merit re-opening the safety evaluation, food safety body the European Food Safety Authority says.

Price Briefing: June 29 - July 5
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 16:45:00 GMT
Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on Chinas battery-grade lithium carbonate prices; Haicheng government set to dismantle polluting MgO kilns, but magnesia prices steady for now; European titanium dioxide prices down under heavy imports; Fluorspar market split on extent of China's environmental controls; Producers see higher soda ash prices on strong demand; Rutile prices increase, Tronox to cease external rutile, leucoxene sales by 2018 end; Silicon carbide production shutdowns in China push up European refractory prices; Have zircon prices peaked Global antimony trioxide markets weaken, European prices stable

European titanium dioxide prices down under heavy imports
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:30:00 GMT
Ample availability and soft demand turn the tide for titanium dioxide prices.

Hydro: Power contract
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASAs wholly-owned subsidiary Hydro Energi AS has signed a long-term power contract with Tonstad Vindpark AS. Tonstad Vindpark AS is owned by Engie, a French power utility company, and SUSI Partners, a Swiss Investment Manager specialising in

Iluka JV looks for new rutile supplies in Quebec
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:30:00 GMT
Vior announced exploratory drilling, while concerns over TiO2 feedstock availability continue.

AkzoNobel expands European coatings business via Romanian acquisition
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:45:00 GMT
The TiO2 buyer is increasing its European market share, despite falling sales - the largest coatings sellers are betting on growing markets.

MDL, Eramet clash over titanium slag pricing prospects
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 09:30:00 GMT
The Australian companys board is bullish about future TiO2 feedstock prices while urging its shareholders to reject Eramets takeover offer.

How a global hunt for vanadium may increase titanium supply
Thu, 31 May 2018 07:30:00 GMT
Several mineral exploration companies are searching for vanadium amidst high demand and high prices for the material, so what will a future increase in vanadium production do for the titanium market

Price Briefing: May 18-24
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:30:00 GMT
Global lithium market stable; low prices offered in China cloud market outlook; Chinese TiO2 sellers still able to meet strong European demand; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend Industrial Minerals iodine prices; Hydrofluoric market rebound supports Chinese acidspar prices; Alternative applications support chemical-grade chromite prices in Europe

Chinese TiO2 sellers still able to meet strong European demand
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:00:00 GMT
China continues to export significant volumes of TiO2, with appetite for the material in Europe remaining high. But opinion is divided on how prices will move.

New board member in Hydro
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT
The Corporate Assembly in Norsk Hydro ASA on Wednesday, May 23, elected Liselott Kilaas as a new member of Hydros Board of Directors for a period of two years.

Lomon Billions scraps Chinese ilmenite producer purchase
Tue, 22 May 2018 17:45:00 GMT
Chinas largest titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturer has forgone its planed purchase, which would have secured all-most all of its ilmenite needs, pressuring global supply.

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