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Rio Tinto reduced titanium slag production in second quarter, the potential for global chlorination raw materials is still huge

July 23 2018      Source:ruidow

Keywords:titanium slag

It is reported that Rio Tinto produced 232 thousand tons of titanium rich materials in the second quarter of 2018, down 27% from the same period last year. The output in the first half of the year was 525 thousand tons, compared with 647 thousand tons in the first half of last year, a decrease of 19%. After a casualty incident in April 26, 2018, Rio Tinto Ti suspended the production of the Canadian Sorel-Tracy plant, and the production of the South African Richart Bay mining industry was also affected by labor disputes.

Rio Tinto Group is not only one of the world's largest resource mining and mineral products suppliers, but also one of the world's three largest iron ore suppliers, or the world's largest supplier of titanium rich (high-grade ti slag), whose high titanium slag production is more than a million tons.

The following table is the production of titanium rich materials (high-grade ti slag) produced by Rio Tinto titanium in recent years.

Time

Actually output(0,000tons)

2013

162.2

2014

144.3

2015

108.9

2016

104.8

2017

131.5

2018 first half of year

52.5

As can be seen from the above table, the output of Rio Tinto titanium slag before 2016 was also cut down continuously, and it has rebounded since last year. In the five large multinational titanium dioxide producers, about 85% of the production capacity adopts the chlorination process, and the concentration of foreign raw materials is high, which means that the price of the titanium dioxide will run at a high level in the short term, and the titanium slag, including Iluka, Tronox rutile and artificial rutile, is the major supplier for chlorination method titanium dioxide. There was no obvious growth.

With the further development of chlorination process in China, the demand for titanium raw materials for chlorination process will be seen a great damand in the future. According to Ruidow’s incomplete statistics, there are still millions of tons of titanium dioxide to be built. Most of them are planned to be put into operation in late 13th Five-Year plan.

The following table is part of the proposed construction project . If all of them are put into production on schedule, the output of titanium dioxide will increase greatly in the future.

Enterprise

Capacity(0.000tons)

Operation time

Place

Status

Lonmon Billions

20

2019

Henan

on

Ansteel

20

2018-2019

Chongqing

recovery

Yunnan Xinli

16

2019-2020

Jiangsu

on

Zhongxing electricity

10

2018-2019

Hubei

on

Jiangsu FeiyangGoup

10

2018-2019

Jiangsu

on

JinHai titanium

6

2019

Shangdong

plan

Shangdong Doguide

6

2019

Shangdong

Enviroment Assessment

Yibin Tianyuan Group

10

2019-2020

Sichuang

on

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