Titanium dioxide pigment (chemical formula: TiO2) is an inorganic white pigment found in an array of end uses. The most common use—coatings and plastics—accounts for more than 80 percent of global consumption. Tronox markets a range of TiONA® and TiKON® titanium dioxide pigment products, and our talented team of scientists works to enhance the performance of products in our customers current and future applications.
As one of the leading producers of TiO2, Tronox uses a proprietary chloride process technology as well as the sulfate process to make products that are used by manufacturers of coatings, plastics and decor paper.
Tronox is one of only a few titanium dioxide producers in the world with proprietary chloride technology. One of the company’s most valuable assets, our chloride-process technology, yields consistently whiter, brighter pigment grades, which are preferred in paints, coatings and plastics.
Research and Development
The scientists and technicians at our Research and Development Center in Oklahoma City work closely with the company’s plants and our worldwide technical sales service teams. This enables Tronox to develop new pigment grades that meet customers’ increasingly stringent technical requirements, as well as address their future needs. The result is high-quality products with optical performance tailored to specific customer applications.