The global titanium dioxide market is expected to reach USD 27.49 billion by 2024 owing to the increasing demand of titanium dioxide in paper, paint & coating, cosmetics, and plastic industries. In 2014, DuPont Titanium Technologies started a manufacturing facility in Alamira, Mexico having a capacity of 200,000 tons/year which will help in fulfilling the demand worldwide.
Rising demand for lightweight automobiles is expected to play a vital role in the growth of global titanium dioxide market. Materials such as polycarbonates are used in the manufacturing of lightweight automotive which have low scratch resistance value. Also, the product is used in various industries such as chemical intermediates, fiber, technical titanium, inks for printer and rubber.
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Keeping these driving factors in mind, companies are ramping up their production capacity. In 2015, PPG International entered into a partnership agreement with Henan Billions Chemicals Co. LTD. to set up a new manufacturing unit for titanium dioxide which is expected to produce 100,000 metric tons per year to expand its footprint in Asia Pacific. Companies such as Argex Titanium are using unique patented CTL process which involves low-cost feedstock material and solvent extraction method to produce a high-quality product.
Also, companies are focusing on increasing the applications of titanium dioxide int water treatment using techniques such as photocatalysis, in which titanium dioxide is used to speed up the solar disinfection process.
In 2016, paint & coating segment contributed 57.4% in terms of revenue. It was also extensively used in the plastics industry, paper industry, inks, and other specialty segments. The growth of these sectors is expected to boost the market positively over the next few years.
The plastic industry was the second largest segment due to the increasing applications as an excellent thermal stabilizer. In 2016 plastics segment contributed 23.2% in terms of revenue and is expected to grow with a positive CAGR during the forecast period.
Paper industry is the third largest user of titanium dioxide and contributed 10.4% in terms of revenue globally. Titanium dioxide is used in the manufacturing of decorative papers, these are used in the manufacturing of flooring, furniture, and wallpapers. Demand for high-end furniture is increasing which is expected to boost the demand for titanium dioxide. The paper industry is expected to contribute about 10.4% during the forecast period.
The global titanium dioxide market is expected to grow at a very lucrative rate due to its use in various above-mentioned industries. Also, titanium dioxide is used as a substitute for talc and kaolin which in turn is expected to boost the market for titanium dioxide.
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