US DuPont to add 350,000 tonnes/year of TiO2 capacity by end '14

11 May 2011 19:05  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--DuPont plans to expand its titanium dioxide (TiO2) capacity by 350,000 tonnes/year by the end of 2014, the US-based chemicals major said on Wednesday.

The expansion plan – coming amid tight TiO2 markets - includes a $550m (€380m) investment to add a 200,000 tonne/year TiO2 line at DuPont’s production site in Altamira, Mexico, scheduled for completion by end 2014, the company said.

Meanwhile, DuPont would work on “facility upgrades” at its TiO2 sites in the US, Mexico and Taiwan to yield an additional 150,000 tonnes/year of capacity, it said.

In addition, DuPont will continue looking at other options to increase TiO2 capacity, including a possible greenfield TiO2 project in China, it said.

DuPont operates TiO2 plants at DeLisle, Mississippi; New Johnsonville, Tennessee; Edge Moor, Delaware; Altamira, Mexico; and Kuan Yin, Taiwan.

($1 = €0.69)

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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