17 January 2012 05:41 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s JinZhou Titanium Industry Co (JTC) is expected to complete the first stage of its planned titanium dioxide (TiO2) expansion by June or July this year, a source close to the producer said on Tuesday.
The first stage, which was initially scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011, involves the doubling of its current 30,000 tonne/year TiO2 plant at Jinzhou in Liaoning province.
The producer plans to expand its TiO2 facility by an additional 60,000 tonnes/year by the end of 2014, the source added.
JTC produces its TiO2 output via the chloride process, while the majority of other TiO2 producers in China are still largely using the sulphate process, which is less environmentally friendly.
Additional reporting by Sherry Xie
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