Kwinana Pigment Plant

Jul 24, 2017

Tronox’s Australian operations are located near Perth in the state of Western Australia. The location’s mineral sands operations – “Northern Operations” – combine with the Kwinana Pigment Plant to form the world’s largest integrated titanium dioxide project. Tronox’s employees in Western Australia manage nearly the full extent of the TiO2 industry’s value chain, from the exploration of mine sites to the conversion of titanium feedstock into finished pigment. Of the 220,000 metric tons of synthetic rutile produced each year at the Tronox Chandala Processing site, approximately 70 percent is sent to our Kwinana pigment plant to be converted through the chloride process into titanium dioxide, while the remainder is sent to other Tronox pigment plants or to third parties.

Date facilities began operation:
August 1991

Products/services (capacity):
Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Pigment (150,000 MT)

Approximate number of employees:
320

Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality:
Kwinana is ISO 9001:2015 certified for quality management from the International Organization for Standardization. The plant is ISO 14001:2015 certified for environmental management. Kwinana also meets Australian/New Zealand safety standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 for occupational health and safety management.