Titanium Dioxide or TiO2 is the most widely used prime pigment in paints, coatings, plastics, paper and many other products. Typically TiO2 provides opacity and whiteness to end products. HITOX® and TIOPREM® (heat stable for high temperature applications), however, are unique beige and gray colored Rutile TiO2 pigments. They occupy a marketing niche as high quality, color pigments that offer cost savings by replacing some of the more expensive color pigments as well as white TiO2 in a broad range of color formulations. HITOX® and TIOPREM® are commonly used by major international paint and plastics manufacturers. Uses include paints and coatings (architectural, industrial, metal finishes, powder coating, coil backers, primers and wood coatings), sealants, floor tiles, PVC and plastics master batch.
For the thermoplastics market, TOR Minerals offers a full range of flame retardant & smoke suppressant solutions for applications like flexible & rigid PVC, Wire & Cable, Pipe and Flooring:
* HALTEX & ALUPREM ATH products are designed for use in resin systems such as polyethylene, PVC & acrylics, where compounding temperatures are below 200°C. Engineered surface treatment is available to improve dispersion and increase ATH loadings for higher performance.
* ALUPREM Boehmite is thermally stable to processing temperatures >300°C, suitable for polypropylene and engineered thermoplastic applications. ALUPREM boehmite offers excellent dispersion, good resin compatibility and improved mechanical properties.
* BARTEX barium sulfate is a white, high density filler used to add weight and improve the efficiency of color pigments in thermoplastics.