Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)
Titanium dioxide pigment (TiO2) is an inorganic white solid used as a pigment found in a variety of products such as coatings, plastics, food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. It is the brightest and whitest pigment available today and is used to create whiteness and opacity in products such as paint, toothpaste, sunscreen and many foods. TiO2 can also improve the durability of coatings, paper and plastic products.
Argex’s proprietary process extraction process for pigment grade TiO2 production allows us to capture the entire supply chain in one process. We uniquely convert low cost ilmenite into high purity TiO2 that meets the rigorous requirements of the coating and plastic industries, all while maintaining high energy efficiency and low emissions.
The global production of titanium dioxide is over 6.4 million metric tons per year. The majority is used in paints, plastics and paper applications. (Source: Ti Insight 2012)