Canada Argex enters into TiO2 supply, R&D agreements with US PPG

27 June 2013 22:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Canada titanium dioxide producer Argex announced on Thursday that it has entered into a long-term supply and research-services agreement with US paints, coatings and chemicals firm PPG Industries.

By combining PPG’s coating technology with Argex’s TiO2, PPG will provide research and development (R&D) support to optimise Argex’s pigment-grade TiO2 for paints and coatings.

The agreements will replace the collaborative agreement that was announced in April 2012, Argex said.

“These agreements and our ongoing collaboration with Argex are demonstrative of PPG’s stated intent to leverage our expertise to secure an enhanced supply of critical raw materials,” said Charles Kahle, PPG’s chief technology officer and vice president of research and development, coatings.

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