Paraíba MineMay 1, 2019
The mine is located in Northeastern Brazil, in the municipality of Mataraca, about 1,100 km from the Bahia plant, to which it ships the minerals to be transformed into the TiO2 pigment. The mining operation occupies 1,050 hectares and comprises a floating plant and dredge, which perform the extraction of the ilmenite (a titanium ore) and of zirconite, rutile and cyanite (used in the ceramic, welding, high precision casting and refractions industries), as well as four fixed production plants.
Approximate number of employees: 160
Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality:
The mine at Paraíba has ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 and NBR 16001:2012 certifications, and has developed a program for environmental revitalization that is nationally recognized.