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  • Titanium dioxide, also known as titanium(IV) oxide or titania, is the naturally occurring oxide of titanium, chemical formula TiO2. When used as a pigment, it is called titanium white, Pigment White 6, or CI 77891. Titanium dioxide is a colorless solid at room temperature, melts at 1830 oC, and boils between 2500 and 3000 oC.
  • Titanium dioxide occurs in four forms:
    rutile, a tetragonal mineral usually of prismatic habit, often twinned.
    anatase or octahedrite, a tetragonal mineral of dipyramidal habit;
    brookite, an orthorrhombic mineral. Both anatase and bookite are relatively rare minerals;Titanium dioxide (B) or Tio2, a monoclinic mineral.
  • Titanium dioxide occurrences in nature are never pure; it is found with contaminant metals such as iron. The oxides can be mined and serve as a source for commercial titanium. The metal can also be mined from other minerals such as ilmenite or leucoxene ores, or one of the purest forms, rutile beach sand.
  • In spite of being colourless in the massive state titanium dioxide is an extremely effective white pigment when it is finely divided. TiO2 absorbs almost no incident light in the visible region of the spectrum. The light is either transmitted and refracted through the crystal or reflected at the interfaces.
  • The oldest production process for titanium dioxide is the sulfate process. The major difference between the chloride and the chloride-ilmenite process is the process feed stock. The two main titanium bearing minerals sources that are used as feedstock in the production of titanium dioxide are ilmenite and rutile. The most abundant titanium bearing mineral is ilmenite and is comprised of approximately 43 to 65 percent titanium dioxide.
  • As a semiconductor, TiO2 functions by having a large band gap, which can be described as an energy threshold that electrons must obtain in order to flow through a material. The band gap is located between the filled valence band, and the higher energy conduction band. The magnitude between the electronically occupied valence band and the largely unpopulated conduction band determines both the extent of thermal population of the conduction band and the wavelength sensitivity of the semiconductor to irradiation.
  • Titanium dioxide is a well-known photocatalyst for water and air treatment as well as for catalytic production of gases. The general scheme for the photocatalytic destruction of organics begins with its excitation by suprabandgap photons, and continues through redox reactions where OH radicals, formed on the photocatalyst surface, play a major role.
  • More than 50 percent of the titanium dioxide produced is used in paints, varnishes and lacquer. In paints, titanium dioxide is used primarily to whiten and opacify polymeric binder systems. Even medium to deep shades usually contain some titanium dioxide. It also is used in coatings where exterior durability is needed.
  • More than 25 percent of the titanium dioxide produced is used in paper and paperboard. The paper industry uses titanium dioxide in two different applications: as a direct addition to whiten and opacify the paper stock, and in the manufacture of coatings that are applied to the paper product. Titanium dioxide also is used in the manufacture of many other products including printing inks, rubber, floor coverings, ceramics, food and pharmaceuticals.
  • The plastics market for Ti02 grew by 5-6% in the 1990s. The plastics market, which uses Ti02 as pigments, opacifiers and UV stabilisers in polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC, is also expected to show by 2007 the highest growth rate, though by a lower average of 2.9%. The Economics of Titanium Minerals and Pigments predicts that with an average growth of 3.5% per year, the Asia-Pacific market will be stronger than the worldwide average.
  • Kemira's only production plant for titanium dioxide pigments is at Meri-Pori near Mantyluoto harbor. More than 95 percent of the titanium dioxide made at the plant is exported. Leading ink manufacturers worldwidee now use Kemira pigments specially in products intended for coating various special packaging types such as drink cans.
  • China is the world’s fastest-growing titanium dioxide market and the second largest country for total titanium dioxide consumption. It is currently consuming approximately 650,000 tonnes per year of titanium, and is a net importer of titanium dioxide. In line with the anticipated massive expansion in titanium dioxide consumption, DuPont recently announced plans for a world-class titanium dioxide plant for the city of Donying in China , to have an annual capacity of 200,000 tons. DuPont’s total investment will exceed US$1 billion.
 General Information
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Titanium dioxide Whites
  • Key Properties of Titania
  • Strength of Titanium dioxide 
  • Characteristics of Titanium dioxide
  • Chemical and Technical Assessment of Titanium dioxide

Production and Processing

  • Production process of titanium dioxide
  • Process for the Production of Nano-Sized TiO2
  • Aerosol production and crystallization of titanium dioxide from metal alkoxide droplets
  • Titanium Pigment Production
  • Manufacturing of Titanium dioxide
  • Titanium Dioxide Manufacturing Processes
  • Production of titanium dioxide
  • TiO2 Manufacturing Process
  • Acid and alkali extraction of trivalent chromium
    from titanium dioxide surface

Functions and Properties

  • Nitrogen-Doped Titanium Dioxide
  • Measuring moisture, fibre and titanium dioxide in pulp using spectroscopy
  • Electrical properties of Eu and Pd-doped titanium dioxide thin films on silicon
  • Effects of Coloured Pigments on Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysed Polymer Degradation
  • Electrical properties of Nb-doped titanium dioxide TiO2 at room temperature
  • Flow Properties Study on three Titanium Dioxide Powders
  • Spectroscopic and Excited-State Properties of Titanium Dioxide Gels

Company Profiles

  • Dupont Titanium Technologies
  • Koltex
  • Millennium Inorganic Chemicals
  • Sachtleben titanium dioxide
  • Tronox
  • Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd
  • Hongxuan

Consultants

  • Dr. Beriwan M. Khailany
  • Dr.Alexander Orlov
  • W. Carl Kester
  • Donatus Dube
  • Experts in Titanium dioxide
  • James Giesecke
  • SENKO's Consulting and Business Development Services
  • Marjorie Ann Olmstead

Plant and Project

  • Chongqing Titanium Dioxide Plant
  • Production of Titanium Dioxide Using Titanomagnetite Slag
  • Titanium Dioxide and Ultra-violet Light
  • Characterization and Photoreactivity of Titanium Dioxide Nanostructures
  • PICADA Titanium dioxide Project
  • Biotemplating of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles for the Green Production of Photochemically Active Catalysts
  • Madagascar titanium dioxide project
  • Titanium Dioxide Utilisation Project

Applications

  • Application of titanium dioxide to disinfect and Killing cancer cells
  • Application of immobilized titanium dioxide photocatalysis for thetreatment of microcystin
  • Uses of Photocatalytic Titanium dioxide Coatings on Glass Tube
  • Application of micronized titanium dioxide as inorganic UV- absorber
  • Applications titanium dioxide for Air Purification and Antibacterial/Antifouling Coatings
  • Application of Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis to Create Self-Cleaning Building Materials
  • Uses of titanium dioxide in sunscreen technologies and lipsticks
  • Environmental Uses of Titanium dioxide
  • General applications of titanium dioxide
  • Mesostructured Dye-Doped Titanium Dioxide for
    Micro-Optoelectronic Applications
  • Photocatalysis Applications of Titanium Dioxide Ti02

Material Safety Data Sheet

  • Titanium dioxide
  • Titanium Dioxide Powder
  • CM3EK25VM
  • Magenta Mica
  • Polaroid
  • Titania
  • TNP40VTTS
Technology
  • Titanium dioxide Nanotechnology
  • Low Temperature Processing of Titanium Dioxide Films by the Addition of Trimesic Acid
  • Titanium Dioxide is Crafted into Photonic Nanostructures
  • Nanoparticles Using Clean Technology
  • Titanium dioxide Technology
  • Photoassisted Electrolysis of Water by Irradiation of a Titanium Dioxide Electrode
  • Plasma Induced Grafting of PMMA onto Titanium
    Dioxide Powder
  • Evolution of Titanium dioxide

 Patent 

  • Process for making titanium dioxide
  • Titanium dioxide dispersibility
  • Titanium dioxide coated with silicon dioxide
  • Pyrogenic titanium dioxide
  • Methods of coating titanium dioxide
  • Predispersed slurry of titanium dioxide
  • Process for manufacturing titanium dioxide
  • Doped titanium dioxide
  • Titanium dioxide pigment
  • Preparation of anatase titanium dioxide

Products

  • Sunscreen Titanium Dioxide Products
  • List of Titanium dioxide Products
  • Titanium Dioxide Food Grade
  • Titanium Dioxide Pigment
  • Safe Cosmetics

Market

  • Worldwide TiO2 production
  • Domestic Production Status of Titanium dioxide
  • Market for Industrial Mineral
  • DSM launches titanium dioxide UV filter
  • Huntsman Intend to Increase Titanium Dioxide Pigment Production at UK Site by 50%
  • Titanium feedstock market
  • China ’s titanium dioxide market
  • Titanium Dioxide ( TiO2 ) Market Trends
  • Titanium dioxide Opens New Market

Report

  • Titanium Dioxide Care Report
  • National Titanium Dioxide Company Report
  • Summary of Data Reported about Titanium dioxide
  • Bactericidal mode of titanium dioxide photocatalysis
  • Market For Titanium Minerals Grows By 5-8% Annually
  • Titanium Pigment in Tissues of Drug Addicts Report
  • Breakdown of Titanium Dioxide Production
  •  Production and Stocks of Titanium Dioxide
  • Titanium dioxide Pigment Statistics
  • Ultrafine titanium dioxide particles in the absence of
    photoactivation can induce damage to human

Manufacturers and Suppliers

  • China Suppliers of Titanium Dioxide
  • Titanium Dioxide Suppliers Directory
  • Titanium Dioxide Exporters
  • Indian Manufacturers of Titanium Dioxide
  • Manufacturers of Titanium Dioxide
  • Titanium Dioxide Suppliers
  • Titanium Dioxide Providers
  • Selling Leads of Titanium Dioxide
  • Trade Leads of Titanium Dioxide
  • Exporters of  Titanium Dioxide

Buyers

  • Buying Leads of Titanium Dioxide
  • Importers of Titanium Dioxide
  • Titanium Dioxide Buyers List1
  • Titanium Dioxide Buyers List2

Equipments Suppliers

  • Suppliers of Flow meter
  • Exporters of Furnace
  • Manufacturers of Scrubber
  • Suppliers of Spray Dryers
  • Vacuum Pump Exporters

 Safety and Guides

  • Health effects of titanium
  • Toxity and Safety of Titanium dioxide
  • Safety and Health Guidelines of Titanium dioxide
  • Safety of Nano Particulate Titanium dioxide
  • FAQ about Titanium dioxide

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