TiO2 in North America: The Road Ahead

The near-term North America titanium dioxide (TiO2)landscape will be dotted with signs of change – some anticipated, others perhaps not.

Among the ones to watch:

  • Tronox’s effort to acquire competitor Cristal appears likely to continue to face regulatory obstacles
  • Pricing power typically ratchets up during the first quarter of each year and then demand peaks during the second quarter
  • Heightening road-paint specifications are expected to be seen in relation to driver-assist technology, stressing TiO2 volumes
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The near-term North America titanium dioxide (TiO2)landscape will be dotted with signs of change – some anticipated, others perhaps not.

Among the ones to watch:

  • Tronox’s effort to acquire competitor Cristal appears likely to continue to face regulatory obstacles
  • Pricing power typically ratchets up during the first quarter of each year and then demand peaks during the second quarter
  • Heightening road-paint specifications are expected to be seen in relation to driver-assist technology, stressing TiO2 volumes

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