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DuPont Titanium Technologies Announces a Price Increase for Titanium Dioxide Grades in North America

Published on 2005-06-14. Author : SpecialChem

WILMINGTON, Del. -- DuPont Titanium Technologies announced a price increase for all DuPont titanium dioxide grades sold in North America.

Effective July 1, 2005, or as permitted by contract, North American (United States and Canada) prices for all DuPont titanium dioxide grades will increase by four cents per pound (US$). This increase is supported by the continued tight supply-demand situation for TiO2 around the globe.

Other regional increases will be announced directly within the local regions.

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.; Starke, Fla.; 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. 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 (NYSE: DD - News) is a science 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, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

Source: DuPont Titanium Technologies

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