Tronox’s mineral sands operations consist of two product streams – titanium feedstock, which includes ilmenite, natural rutile, titanium slag and synthetic rutile; and zircon, which is contained in the mineral sands extracted to capture natural titanium feedstock.  Tronox operates three separate mining operations: KZN Sands and Namakwa Sands located in South Africa and Perth in Western Australia, which have a combined production capacity of 753,000 metric tons of titanium feedstock and 265,000 metric tons of zircon.

Titanium feedstock is the most significant raw material used in the manufacture of titanium dioxide.  Tronox believes annual production of titanium feedstock from its mineral sands operations will continue to exceed the raw material supply requirement for its TiO2 operations.

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Product Information

  • Synthetic Rutile

    Synthetic rutile is ilmenite processed into rutile substitute by upgrading the titanium dioxide...

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  • Zircon

    Zircon is a key ingredient in a number of ceramic applications, such as glazes used in tiles an...

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  • Rutile

    Rutile is predominantly used as a feedstock for Titanium Dioxide pigment and as an ingredient f...

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  • Titanium Slag

    Titanium Slag is an upgraded white pigment that comes from ilmenite and used in the manufacture...

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  • Ilmenite

    Ilmenite is a naturally occurring mineral comprised primarily of iron titanium dioxide, as well...

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  • Activated Carbon

    Activated carbon, once considered waste, has many applications, from use in water and air filte...

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  • Staurolite

    Staurolite is a relatively hard, inert mineral with similar properties to garnet, making it sui...

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  • Leucoxene

    Leucoxene is used as a feedstock for the production of Titanium Dioxide pigment with the higher...

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  • Pig Iron

    Pig Iron, a co-product of titanium slag, is recovered from ilmenite smelters and sold to foundr...

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