Tronox Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and marketing of titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment. The company also produces natural soda ash. The company’s TiO2 products are critical components of everyday applications, such as paint and other coatings, plastics, paper, and other uses, and its related mineral sands product streams include titanium feedstock, zircon, and pig iron. Zircon, a hard, glossy mineral, is used for the manufacture of ceramics, refractories, TV screen glass, and a range of other industrial and chemical products. Pig iron is a metal material used in the steel and metal casting industries to create wrought iron, cast iron, and steel. The company produces natural soda ash from a mineral called trona, which it mines at two facilities it owns near Green River, Wyoming. At these facilities the company processes the trona ore into chemically pure soda ash and specialty sodium products, such as sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and sodium sesquicarbonate (S- Carb and Sesqui). The company sells soda ash directly to customers in the United States, Canada and the European Community, European Free Trade Association and South African Customs Union and to the American Natural Soda Ash Corporation (ANSAC), a non-profit foreign sales association in which it and two other U.S. soda ash producers are members. ANSAC then resells the soda ash to customers around the world. The company’s soda ash is used primarily by customers in the glass, detergent, and chemicals manufacturing industries. It uses a portion of its soda ash at Green River to produce specialty sodium products, such as sodium bicarbonate and sodium sesquicarbonate that have uses in food, animal feed, pharmaceutical, and medical applications. Business Segments The company operates its business in two segments, TiO2 and Alkali. TiO2 TiO2 is used in a range of products due to its ability to impart whiteness, brightness, and opacity. TiO2 is used extensively in the manufacture of paint and other coatings, plastics and paper, and in a range of other applications, including inks, fibers, rubber, food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. The company’s TiO2 segment includes exploration, mining, and beneficiation of mineral sands deposits; production of titanium feedstock (including chloride slag, slag fines, rutile, synthetic rutile and leucoxene), pig iron, and zircon; production and marketing of TiO2; and electrolytic manganese dioxide manufacturing and marketing, which is primarily focused on advanced battery materials and specialty boron products. Exploration, Mining and Beneficiation of Mineral Sands Deposits The company’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Sands operations located in South Africa consist of the Fairbreeze mine, a concentration plant, a mineral separation plant, and a smelter complex with two furnaces. Its Namakwa Sands operations located in South Africa include the Namakwa Sands mine, a primary concentration plant, a secondary concentration plant, a mineral separation plant, and a smelter complex with two furnaces. Its Western Australia operations consist of the Cooljarloo Sands mine and concentration plant and the Chandala processing plant, which includes a mineral separation plant, and a synthetic rutile plant. Production of Titanium Feedstock, Pig Iron, and Zircon The company’s TiO2 operations have a combined annual production capacity of approximately 753,000 metric tons (MT) of titanium feedstock, which consist of 71,000 MT of rutile, 20,000 MT of leucoxene, 220,000 MT of synthetic rutile, and 410,000 MT of titanium slag. Its TiO2 operations also have the capability to produce approximately 220,000 MT of zircon and 221,000 MT of pig iron. Marketing The company supplies and markets TiO2 under the brand name TRONOX to approximately 1,200 customers in approximately 90 countries, including market leaders in each of the key end-use markets for TiO2. Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide Manufacturing and Marketing The company’s electrolytic and other chemical products operations are primarily focused on advanced battery materials and specialty boron produc
tronox ltd-cl a (TROX:New York)
One Stamford Plaza
263 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
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