Kronos Income Down on Lower Sales and Production Volumes

Kronos Worldwide Inc of Dallas, TX has reported a third quarter 2018 net income of US$32.6 million on net sales of US$410.3 million compared with net income of US$73.8 million on sales of US$464.5 million in the third quarter of 2017. The company’s income was lower as the favourable impact of higher average selling prices...

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Rio Tinto Reports Improvement in Titanium Dioxide Slag Market

Rio Tinto plc of England reports that its titanium dioxide slag production rose 23% in the third quarter of 2017, to 327,000 tonnes, reflecting improved market demand. For the first nine months of 2017, the company produced 975,000 tonnes of slag, an increase of 30% from the corresponding period of 2016. One of nine furnaces...

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Canadian Zeolite Receives Organic Certification

Canadian Zeolite Corp of Vancouver, BC reports that its Bromley Creek natural zeolite, Z-Lite feed additive, has been approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute to be used in certified organic production and food processing and handling. Z-Lite will be used as an organic additive for livestock feed ingredients. Ray Paquette, Canadian Zeolite’s CEO, said,...

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Rio Tinto Reports Jump in Titanium Feedstock Production

Rio Tinto plc of England has reported first quarter titanium dioxide feedstock production of 332,000 tonnes, 35% higher than in the first quarter of 2016. Two of nine furnaces at Rio Tinto Fer et Titane in Quebec and one of four furnaces at Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa remain idle. Rio Tinto’s first quarter...

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Talison Approves Doubling of Greenbushes Capacity

Albemarle Corp of Charlotte, NC has announced that Talison, a joint venture between Albemarle and Tianqi Lithium Corp, has approved the expansion of lithium concentrate production at its Greenbushes, Australia spodumene mine. Greenbushes is the world’s largest active hard rock lithium mine. It has the largest hard rock lithium reserve and contains the highest concentration...

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