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DuPont Titanium Technologies Announces a Price Increase for Ti-Pure® Titanium Dioxide Products in Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions

Published on 2008-10-16. Author : SpecialChem

WILMINGTON, Del. -- DuPont Titanium Technologies announced a price increase for all DuPont™ Ti-Pure® titanium dioxide grades sold in Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Effective Oct. 15, prices for DuPont coatings, plastics, specialty, paper and laminate titanium dioxide grades will increase by 150 Euros per tonne in all Euro markets of Western and Central Europe and North Africa regions and by $120 per tonne in the dollar markets of Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and Sub-Sahara Africa regions.

"Raw material and input costs continue to escalate as energy costs remain elevated and extremely volatile and shortages of key raw materials have occurred due to force majeure events," said E. Bryan Snell, global business director -- DuPont Titanium Technologies. "This increase is supported by a strong global demand for titanium dioxide as well as the need for reinvestment economics to meet future customer needs."

DuPont Titanium Technologies is the world's largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide, serving customers globally in the coatings, paper and plastics industries. The company operates plants at DeLisle, Miss.; New Johnsonville, Tenn.; Edge Moor, Del.; Altamira, Mexico; and Kuan Yin, Taiwan; all of which use the chloride manufacturing process. The company also operates a plant in Uberaba, Brazil, for finishing titanium dioxide and a mine in Starke, Fla. Technical service centers are located in Uberaba, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Mechelen, Belgium; Kuan Yin, Taiwan; Ulsan, Korea; Wilmington, Del.; and Shanghai, China, to serve the European, Middle Eastern, United States, Asian and Latin America markets.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries and regions, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation and apparel.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™ and Ti-Pure® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Source: DuPont

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