Proven White Pigments: Third Ceresana Report on the Global Market for Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)

The market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for titanium dioxide (TiO2) along its whole value-added chain already for the third time. The most important natural resources for titanium dioxide are the minerals ilmenite and rutile. Ilmenite producers gain it from ore deposits or from sand that contains heavy metals. Natural rutile is formed primarily by the crystallization of magma with high titanium and low iron contents or by the metamorphosis of titanium-bearing sediments or magmatites. Synthetic rutile and titanium slag are made from ilmenite.

Market Study: Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) [3rd ed.]

Titanium Dioxide Uses

In 2017, more than 15 million tonnes of ilmenite, rutile, and titanium slag were processed worldwide. About 60% thereof were utilized for the production of pigments. For other end products, such as technically pure titanium, electrical conductors, and chemical intermediates, about 7% were utilized. The rest, about 33% were used for further refinement into synthetic rutile and titanium slag.

Titanium Dioxide Pigments

While only a few countries dominate the market for these feedstocks, the processors in Asia-Pacific, North America, and Western Europe determine the demand. The new titanium dioxide market report by Ceresana analyzes the global market for TiO2 pigments in detail. The industry in Asia-Pacific accounted for almost 46% of global demand in 2017. North America and Western Europe followed with almost 17% respectively. The most important sales markets for TiO2 pigments are paints and coatings with a market share of over 56%, followed by plastics, paper, and other pigment applications, for example food and sunscreen.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides an analysis of the global market for titanium dioxide feedstock: from the naturally occurring raw materials ilmenite and rutile to the intermediates titanium slag and synthetic rutile up to their applications. Information is given on revenues, capacities, trade, and production per product type. Furthermore, feedstock demand is split by the segments pigment production, other uses, and the volume processed into intermediates such as titanium slag and synthetic rutile.
Chapter 2 deals with the most important TiO2 market: pigments. Data are given on development of revenues, demand, and products – including forecasts up to 2025.
In chapter 3, information on the market for TiO2 pigments is provided for the 15 most important countries. Besides import, export, supply, and demand, utilization of pigments in the respective sales markets is analyzed as well.
Chapter 4 examines the application areas of titanium dioxide pigments: paints and coatings, paper, plastics, and other applications. The several sales markets are thoroughly examined – split by Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East / Africa. The largest countries are analyzed individually.
Chapter 5 provides profiles of the largest manufacturers of titanium dioxide pigments as well as of the producers of ilmenite, natural and synthetic rutile, and titanium slag – clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, capacities, and profile summary. Extensive profiles of 73 producers are given, including Iluka Resources Ltd., Group DF, Kenmare Resources plc, Kronos Worldwide Inc., Rio Tinto Group, The Chemours Company, Tronox Limited, TiZir Limited, and Venator Materials PLC.

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