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The forecasted wave of price increases of TiO2 is coming in China

The influence of RBM’s Halt production is now able to see. The price increase in this season was successfully forecasted. The RBM situation is the main driven force that does not have a clear future until now. Combined with the pre-Chinese New Year, the orders from overseas now jammed the China TiO2 industry. Under this price increasing trend, some supplier unilaterally cancels the order in “BAD” payment terms as they said, which in another way increasing the tense of the market.
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China's titanium dioxide market analysis in December 2019 and the market forecast for the beginning of 2020

In the whole year of 2019, China’s titanium dioxide market experienced five stages of ups and downs. At the end of the year, the price has fallen to a certain extent compared with the beginning of the year. At present, the price of Chinese rutile titanium dioxide FOB price is 1950.00 usd/ton—2200 usd/ton, anatase titanium dioxide FOB is from 1700 usd/ton to 1800 usd/ton. Among them, the market price of Lonmong Billions announced a total of 4 times price increase, respectively on February 12, March 7, August 15, and September 3. The declines were in January, July, and November.
China market TiO2 price trend in 2019 (Jan. to Nov., FOB CN port)
After entering December, due to the suspension of operation of Richards Bay in South Africa, the situation of raw materials is further strained. At the same time, due to the increasing cost of titanium raw materials manufacturers in China, titanium dioxide manufacturers have to consider whether to conduct price increases or halt for maintenance. At present, Most manufacturers have chosen the former and announced price increases ranging from 30-50 usd/ton to offset the cost pressure brought by the continuous price increase of titanium raw materials.
Chinese tio2 import and export from 2008-2019
In January 2020, due to the traditional Chinese New Year holiday, China’s titanium dioxide market is expected to maintain the current price increase trend. At the same time, the titanium dioxide supply may be in short and tight in general. It is expected that large-scale price increases will occur in February. At the same time, due to the influence of titanium raw materials, the production cost of chlorinated titanium dioxide will be greatly increased, and the supply of high-quality titanium ore and high slag will continue to be tight.

Roland Wong, Market Researcher
TINOX CHEMIE GMBH
Dusseldorf, Germany

South African riot will influence the global TiO2 market

Rio Tinto announced on December 4 that Rio Tinto Group announced that it had suspended its mining operations and expansion projects at Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa due to escalating violence in surrounding communities. Suspended. This event will directly affect the global titanium raw material market, especially the future trend of the high slag raw material market of chlorinated titanium dioxide. At the same time, the production of titanium slag by the Norwegian titanium slag production plant is not very smooth, so the future titanium slag market is very severe and tight. The price of raw materials for chlorinated titanium dioxide will remain high in the future, and the production cost of chlorinated titanium dioxide will continue to increase. After China’s titanium dioxide market entered the traditional off-season, two divergences occurred. Some manufacturers carried out price increases due to the cost of raw materials, while other manufacturers threw out goods in order to clean up some inventory. However, under the pressure of high-priced raw materials, most of China’s titanium dioxide manufacturers are not willing to conduct price reductions but instead enter the state of parking and maintenance. At the same time, most titanium dioxide manufacturers’ products are relatively tight, and titanium dioxide products are out of stock in the market. The situation is still very grim, so in the traditional off-season, some manufacturers announced price increases, of which two chlorinated titanium dioxide manufacturers announced a price increase of 80-100usd, and another sulfated titanium dioxide manufacturer announced a price increase of 50usd.

Future market judgment:

TiO2 market analysis 20191131

First, Market Analysis

It was almost completed in November. It was identified as a weak titanium dioxide market after the Shanghai Coatings Exhibition. The end market has severely reduced prices, and the price market has become increasingly clear. Some manufacturers have adjusted their prices after the meeting. Panzhihua Haifengxin Chemical announced a rise of 200 yuan / ton against the trend, which aroused the attention of many people. The main reason for the increase is the high cost of raw materials and the shortage of spot supply in the market. The force is not strong, and the initial intention is obvious.

35 major global chemical companies third quarter 2019 results


All the data was gathered online


BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2019, with total revenue of 15.23 billion euros (approximately $ 16.9 billion), a decrease of 2% year-on-year, mainly due to lower prices in the materials and chemical sectors. Uncertainty in the market and careful ordering by customers also played a role. Net income was 911 million euros, a year-on-year decrease of 24%. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) excluding special items were 1.1 billion euros, a year-on-year decrease of 24%.

France to ban titanium dioxide whitener in food from 2020

PARIS (Reuters) - France will ban the use of titanium dioxide as a food additive from 2020 after the country’s health and safety agency said there was not enough evidence to guarantee the safety of the substance.

Titanium dioxide is widely used in industry as a whitener, notably for paint, and in the food sector, where it is labeled E171 and goes into products from chocolate to chewing gum.

EU Commission classifies titanium dioxide in powder form

On 4 October, the European Commission decided to classify titanium dioxide in powder form as a substance “suspected of causing cancer in humans”.

This follows an expert hearing (CARACAL) in September in which several EU Member States rejected the classification of titanium dioxide as a carcinogenic. In addition to being classified in category 2 as substance “suspected of causing cancer in humans”, the pigment is added to the list of substances under the Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP).

New cost-saving durable anticorrosive and antibacterial coatings

Scientists recently prepared Na-P-zeolite from kaolin and subjected it to a cation-exchange process to achieve anticorrosive and antibacterial effects.

In a new work, Na-P-zeolite was prepared from kaolin and subjected to a cation-exchange process. Source: Coprid – stock.adobe.com.

Clariant expands catalyst production in China

Specialty chemicals company Clariant has announced a significant expansion of its catalyst production facility in Panjin, Liaoning Province in northeastern China.

MA is an important component of polymers and coatings for the construction, automotive, shipbuilding and energy industries. Source: ra2 studio – stock.adobe.com.
MA is an important component of polymers and coatings for the construction, automotive, shipbuilding and energy industries. Source: ra2 studio – st…
A double-digit million euro investment will further optimise the existing plant and enable the installation of a production line for Clariant’s maleic anhydride (MA) production catalysts. Production is expected to increase from 1.75 million tonnes in 2018 to 2.07 million tonnes in 2022. MA is an important component of polymers and coatings for the construction, automotive, shipbuilding and energy industries.

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