Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)

Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is a material that has many uses. It is so far considered an excellent choice as a pigment as it is chemically resistant and non-toxic. It is now the common white pigment in paints after the use of lead oxide was banned some years ago. It is also used as a pigment in printing inks, plastics, cosmetics, soap, toothpaste and food.

Even though Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is fairly abundant, it is often found in low concentrations in ores. To make it worthwhile for mining, it needs to be found in purer form and higher concentration. The production of pure Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) involves several stages and is demanding in terms of chemical reagents and energy.

Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is normally available in two different common phases; rutile and anatase. Both two forms can come from two different processes; sulfate and chloride processes with the latter to be available only for TiO2 anatase phase but considered as newest and most environmentally friendly one.


Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is a bright white substance used primarily as a vivid colorant in a wide array of common products. It also has a number of lesser-known qualities that make it an extremely useful and important ingredient in our battle to fight climate change and prevent skin cancer.

Source: Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (TDMA)


Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is prized for its ultra-white color, ability to scatter light and UV-resistance, TiO2 is a popular ingredient, appearing in hundreds of products we see and use every day, bringing significant benefits to our economy and overall quality of life.

Source: Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (TDMA)

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