Tronox’s operating efficiency, geographic diversity, and strong research & development allow us to produce safe, quality, low-cost tons. With three titanium dioxide pigment plants on three different continents, we are able to safely and efficiently meet our customers’ demands.
At each of our pigment plants, synthetic rutile or titanium feedstock is reacted with petroleum coke and chlorine in fluidized bed reactors, or chlorinators. This produces titanium tetrachloride, which is purified by condensation and distillation. The remaining gases from this process are systematically treated by incineration and scrubbing.
The next stage uses a special process, based on proprietary technology licensed from Tronox.
Finally, the pigment goes through a finishing process, which involves milling, classification, surface treatment, filtering, drying, and micronizing prior to packaging for distribution to domestic and international markets.