Tronox Names Minelco As Primary Distributor For Zircon In China
STAMFORD, Conn., April 26, 2013
STAMFORD, Conn., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX)
today announced that it has appointed Minelco Asia Pacific Ltd., as its
primary distributor for zircon in the People's Republic of China.
"China is the world's largest market for zircon ore, an essential ingredient
in the production of ceramics and tiles. Through this new partnership with
Minelco, we hope to expand our customer base by utilizing just-in-time
deliveries to end users in various market sectors," said Trevor Arran,
president, Tronox Mineral Sands Division.
Under the partnership, Minelco will maintain zircon stocks in Qingdao, as an
initial distribution point, and will add other locations over time as demand
increases. Tronox will continue to serve its existing customers directly,
based on long-standing agreements.
Tronox mines and processes titanium ore, zircon, and other minerals in South
Africa and Australia.
Tronox is a global leader in the production and marketing of mineral sands,
titanium dioxide pigment and electrolytic products. Through the integration of
its pigment and mineral sands businesses, the company provides its customers a
dependable supply of brightening solutions for a variety of end uses. For more
information, visit http://www.tronox.com.
Explore how Tronox's fully integrated strategy is reshaping the industry.
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Minelco Asia Pacific Ltd. has decades of experience in the mineral sands
industry and over the last fifteen years has been a major supplier of zircon
sand to China.Minelco Asia Pacific Ltd. is part of the Sweden based Minelco
group, an international industrial minerals group with a leading position in a
number of product applications. The Minelco group is the minerals division of
Swedish LKAB, a world leading miner and producer of high tech iron ore
products. On July 1, 2013 Minelco will change name to LKAB Minerals and
together with the LKAB group build one strong global brand covering the
world's industrial minerals, iron and steel industries. www.minelco.com.
SOURCE Tronox Limited
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