AkzoNobel Invests In TiO2 | June 13, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 24 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 24 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 13, 2011

AkzoNobel Invests In TiO2

Department: Business
Keywords: white pigment, paints, coatings

Seeking to back-integrate into the white pigment that it needs for its paint production, AkzoNobel is forming a titanium dioxide partnership with Guangxi CAVA Titanium Industry Co. The companies plan to build a 100,000-metric-ton-per-year TiO2 plant in Qinzhou, China, by early 2014. “By entering into this partnership with CAVA, we will enhance security of supply in Asia for a critical raw material,” says Werner Fuhrmann, who leads supply chain and sourcing for AkzoNobel. The world’s largest TiO2 producer, DuPont, has planned to build a large TiO2 plant in China since 2005, although it hasn’t begun construction.

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