Glossary of Industry Terms

Caustic Soda

  • The common name for sodium hydroxide (NaOH)

Chloride Process

  • One of two processes used to produce titanium dioxide pigment

Short Ton

  • A unit of weight of exactly 2,000 pounds, or 907.18 kilograms.

Sulfate Process

  • One of two processes used to produce titanium dioxide pigment

TiO2

  • Molecular formula for titanium dioxide pigment

Titanium Dioxide Pigment

  • The world’s preferred whitener, brightener and opacifier for paint, coatings, plastics, paper and many other products. This inorganic white pigment is Tronox’s primary product

Metric ton

  • unit of measurement equal to 1,000 kilograms or 2,204.62 pounds.

Trona

  • A mineral that is chemically sodium sesquicarbonate, and is the source of both the sodium and the carbonate used to manufacture soda ash.

S-Carb

  • Purified sodium sesquicarbonate. It is a pure free flowing white crystalline product that is nonhydroscopic and less dusty than traditional ruminant buffers.

Sodium bicarbonate

  • Also known as baking soda, has been used for centuries for a myriad of applications and today remains an environmentally friendly compound revered for its versatility.