20 June 2008 03:15 [Source: ICIS news]
BANGKOK(ICIS news)--Cristal Global, the world's second largest titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer, plans to double the capacity of its plant at Yanbu in Saudi Arabia by 2010, a source close to the company said on Friday.
"This is the second phase of our expansion programme, based on our bullish view on TiO2 demand in Asia and the ?xml:namespace>
In Phase I of the expansion plan, to be completed by end-2008, the capacity would be increased to 180,000 tonnes/year from the current 150,000 tonnes/year.
Phase 2 would involve doubling that capacity to 300,000-360,000 tonnes/year by 2010, he said.
The key export markets being targeted include
"Cristal has already begun exporting significant volumes to
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