Synthetic Rutile

Tronox processes ilmenite into a rutile substitute by upgrading the titanium dioxide content of ilmenite to produce synthetic rutile.

This occurs through a process of reduction, aeration and acid leaching at the synthetic rutile plant located at Chandala.

Some synthetic rutile is exported overseas and the remainder is transferred to Tronox’s Kwinana Pigment Plant to be converted into titanium dioxide.