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DuPont Titanium Technologies Announces a Price Increase in Latin America for Ti-Pure(R) Titanium Dioxide Products

Petrochemical industry | 21 Dec 2005 IST | Polymerupdate.com
WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont Titanium Technologies today announced a price increase for all DuPont(TM) Ti-Pure® Titanium Dioxide grades sold in Latin America.

Effective January 1, 2006, or as permitted by contract, prices for all Ti- Pure® grades in Latin America will increase $100 U.S. per tonne. This increase will be effective in Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and South America.

This price increase is supported by market dynamics, significant increases in raw material, energy and fuel costs, coupled with reinvestment economics to meet future customer needs.

Other regional increases will be announced directly within the local regions.

DuPont Titanium Technologies is the world~s largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide, serving customers globally in the coatings, paper and plastics industries. The company operates plants at DeLisle, Miss.; New Johnsonville, Tenn.; Edge Moor, Del.; Altamira, Mexico; and Kuan Yin, Taiwan, all of which use the chloride manufacturing process. The company also operates a plant in Uberaba, Brazil, for finishing titanium dioxide and a mine in Starke, Fla. Technical service centers are located in Uberaba, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Mechelen, Belgium; Kuan Yin, Taiwan; Ulsan, Korea; Wilmington, Del.; and Shanghai, China, to serve the European, Middle Eastern, U.S., Asian and Latin America markets.

DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.
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