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Tronox Incorporated States its Pigments are Not Lead Based

Published on 2006-02-27. Author : SpecialChem

Oklahoma City -- Tronox Incorporated (NYSE: TRX) stated that its titanium dioxide pigments are not and never have been lead based and do not and never have contained lead additives.

"I want to emphasize that Tronox pigments do not and never have contained lead additives, and Tronox is not a party to any lawsuit related to lead in paint products," said Tom Adams, Tronox chief executive officer. The statement was made in response to inquiries regarding the recent Rhode Island verdict related to lead-based paint.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Tronox is the world's third-largest producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigment, with an annual production capacity of 624,000 tonnes. Titanium dioxide pigment is an inorganic white pigment used in paint, coatings, plastics, paper and many other everyday products. The company's five pigment plants, which are located in the United States, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands, supply high-performance products to more than 1,100 customers in approximately 100 countries. In addition, Tronox produces electrolytic products, including sodium chlorate, electrolytic manganese dioxide, boron trichloride, elemental boron and lithium manganese oxide.

Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this news release regarding the company's or management's intentions, beliefs or expectations, or that otherwise speak to future events, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include those statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "will," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "target," "budget," "goal," "plans," "objective," "outlook," "should," or similar words. Future results and developments discussed in these statements may be affected by numerous factors and risks, such as the accuracy of the assumptions that underlie the statements, the market value of Tronox's products, demand for consumer products for which Tronox's businesses supply raw materials, the financial resources of competitors, changes in laws and regulations, the ability to respond to challenges in international markets, including changes in currency exchange rates, political or economic conditions in areas where Tronox operates, trade and regulatory matters, general economic conditions, and other factors and risks identified in Tronox's registration statement on Form S-1, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 2005, and as last amended on Nov. 21, 2005. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those expressed or implied in this news release. The company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that arise after the date the forward-looking statement was made.

Source: Tronox Incorporated

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