Botlek Pigment Plant

Jul 24, 2017

Tronox’s Rotterdam Botlek facility is the only titanium dioxide producer in the Netherlands. Centrally located along the largest harbor in Europe, the site began production in 1960 as one of the first chemical companies in the area. Tronox’s predecessor, Kerr-McGee, acquired the operation from Kemira in April 2000. Botlek produces TiO2 using Tronox’s proprietary chloride process. The plant brings a strong focus to maximizing the efficient use of raw materials, chemicals and energy. Its presence in the Rotterdam industrial complex, one of the largest in the world, creates unique opportunities for cooperation between plants that can result in improvements that would not be possible on a stand-alone basis.

Date facilities began operation:
1962

Products/services (capacity):
Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Pigment (90,000 MT)

Approximate number of employees:
260

Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality:
Botlek has ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 certifications for the manufacture and supply of titanium dioxide pigments to home and export markets, issued by the International Organization for Standardization.