07 May 2012 05:30 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Guangxi Detian Chemical Cycle has shut its 20,000 tonne/year anatase-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) facility in Guangxi province for repairs and maintenance because of poor demand, a company source said on Monday.
The facility was shut on 2 May and will be restarted around 16 May, the source said.
Demand for titanium dioxide is poor because of weak downstream demand from the coatings, plastics and housing industries.
Plant inventories are sufficient at the moment and the shutdown is not expected to affect the titanium dioxide market, market sources said.
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