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TiO2 China Monthly Report

  • Published: April 2014
  • Region: China
  • 33 Pages
  • CCM International Limited
Affected by the Spring Festival, China's total domestic demand for titanium feedstock was only 395,150 tonnes

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In Apr. 2014, due to the downturn of downstream demand, TiO2 prices continued to fall, while titanium slag prices saw decline slightly. Additionally, the imports and exports of TiO2 in Feb. also saw decline compared with that in Jan. In this economic downturn of TiO2 market, many TiO2 enterprises suffered from profit losses, so they had to take various measures to improve their businesses, such as implementing the co-generation technological reform of TiO2 and expanding international market.

Moreover, the authors focused on the TiO2 industry transformation and upgrading as well as inferior products:

Due to environmental pressures, market demand and other factors, TiO2 industry encountered the transformation and upgrading. Although the technologies need to be improved, the overall development of denitration TiO2 and chlorination TiO2 were the general trend.

The new urbanization construction will bring new development for the coating industry. However, in order to regulate the market development, enterprises and government must improve the quality of the coating and pay attention to anti-counterfeiting activities to cope with the inferior coating products. The authors will continue to follow up on the development trend of the domestic TiO2 industry.

China's TiO2 imports and exports see declines in Feb. 2014

China's titanium feedstock supply rises in Feb. 2014

China's TiO2 prices continue to decline slightly in Apr. 2014

Change or die: way out of struggling for China's TiO2 industry

TiO2 Alliance promotes industry development

International Titanium & Zirconium Market Seminar (2014) was held in Amoy

Baoji High-Tech Zone expected to export titanium products to Central Asia

China's chlorination TiO2 industry in deep predicament

Denitration TiO2: the wave of the future

TiO2 enterprises promote business development creatively

Pangang Group develops technology to reduce cost of TiO2

CNNC TD and Henan Billions forecast Q1 2014 net losses

Two TiO2 enterprises enforced to make rectification for environmental problems

Panzhihua Orient becomes first provincial trade development demonstration enterprise in Sichuan Province

Xinjiang Bayi sets ore-dressing plant with new selection technology

Pangang Group's sustained losses from steel business

NipponPaint wins Leadership Award in Paint Technology Asia

Coating industry sets off fraud storm in 2014

Influence of national policies on China's coatings industry

Axalta and Shanghai Kinlita provide environmental program for Foton Daimler

Due to plant suspension caused by the Chinese New Year, the TiO2 imports and exports of China suffered decline in Feb. 2014 compared with that in Jan.

In Feb. 2014, affected by the Spring Festival, China's total domestic demand for titanium feedstock was only 395,150 tonnes, down 12% month on month. The titanium imports declined to 30.4% of the total domestic titanium; imports was 120,150 tonnes, down 35% month on month. At the same time, domestic output of titanium concentrate ore was 275,000 tonnes, up 4.96% month on month.

In Apr. 2014, China's TiO2 and titanium slag prices continued to decline slightly due to the depressing demand, while the prices of titanium concentrate ore remained unchanged. It is disclosed that in May 2014, the TiO2 prices will still stay at low levels.

The current situation of China's TiO2 industry is growing increasingly tense: the fluctuating prices together with the overcapacity of low-end products result in a chaotic market, putting innovation and changes on the agenda for players in this industry. Only those who make right decisions and timely responses can survive in this crisis.

On 12-14 Apr., 2014, the fourth plenary meeting of the first council and inaugural meeting of the second council was held by TiO2 Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance (TiO2 Alliance) in Longkou City, Shandong Province. Bi Sheng, the secretary-general of the TiO2 Alliance introduced that the significant achievements including four technical innovation projects to China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and three demonstration projects of clean production and recycling industrial chain, lay a foundation for the technology progress in the industry.

On 27-28 March 2014, the International Titanium & Zirconium Market Seminar (2014) (hereinafter referred to as the Seminar) was held in Amoy, Fujian Province.

In early Apr. 2014, oil rigs and ancillary products of Baoji Tengfei Oil Electromechanical New Technology Co., Ltd. arrived in Kazakhstan by ""Chang'an"" (an international freight train). It means that Baoji High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Baoji High-Tech Zone, Shaanxi Province) starts the “westward open” action to open up markets in Central Asia by taking full advantage of the competitive industrial structure concerning new materials and equipment manufacturing cluster.

Many chlorination TiO2 projects are facing difficulties due to financial and technical problems.

In view of the environmental and cost pressure on TiO2 manufacturers, the national NOx emissions standards and the current domestic denitration TiO2 production capacity being unable to meet the domestic demand, denitration TiO2 is believed to be the wave of the future.

Since 2014, TiO2 enterprises have been trying to promote business development under the downturn of TiO2 market.

In early Apr. 2014, the key project namely the Technology Development for R5566 Quality and Efficiency Improvement in the charge of Ansteel Research Institute of Vanadium & Titanium Pangang Group Research Institute Co., Ltd. (the core R&D institution of Pangang Group Steel Vanadium & Titanium Co.,Ltd. -Pangang Group) passed the verification and achieved the goal to reduce the TiO2 cost by over USD16.26/t (RMB100/t), ensure the one-off qualified rate> 95% for common products and qualified rate> 60% for Class A products, which will effectively reduce the cost and increase efficiency for Pangang Group.

On 31 March, 2014, CNNC Hua Yuan Titanium Dioxide Co., Ltd. (CNNC TD) and Henan Billions Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Henan Billions) released their respective earnings Q1 2014 preannouncements. Despite estimated YoY increases in their TiO2 Q1 2014 sales, CNNC TD forecast a net loss of USD1.95 million-USD 2.76 million in Q1 2014, down 60%-126% YoY; Henan Billions predicted a net profit of USD190,869-USD477,180 in Q1 2014, down 50%-80% YoY.

Since Mar. 2014, the Environmental Protection Bureau of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GXEPB) has received several complaints from Xincheng Village, Mengjiang Town, Teng County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region that emissions from Wuzhou Goldenway Enterprises Co., Ltd. (Wuzhou Goldenway) and ALFA FULL (Guangxi Tengxian) Titanium Dioxide Co., Ltd. (ALFA FULL) seriously affected the local people's lives. Currently, GXEPB has ordered these two companies to make rectification within a prescribed time, and ordered the local environmental protection department to punish Wuzhou Goldenway for the irrational use of alkali spraying system.

In mid-Apr., 2014, Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce identified the provincial foreign trade development demonstration base, in which Panzhihua Orient Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. (Panzhihua Orient) became the first provincial foreign trade development demonstration enterprise in Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province.

An ore-dressing plant with a capacity of 1 million t/a was constructed by Baosteel Group Xinjiang Bayi Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Xinjiang Bayi) based on its new selection technology. Now the plant is put into trial operation with the titanium selection process under construction. The selection technology can better the integrative recycling of titanium in Bachu County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

In 2013, Pangang Group suffered huge losses and defined that it would rely on vanadium and titanium instead of iron and steel for development.

By the end of Mar. 2014, NipponPaint was awarded the ""Leadership award in Paint Technology Asia"" by international publisher IAIR in recognition of its contribution to coating technology, global economy and sustainable development.

Since 2014, due to generous profits and poor supervision, the coating industry has set off a storm of fraud: Nippon, Dulux, Sankeshu and other coating brands were counterfeited.

Over recent years, the promulgation and implementation of national policies have brought development opportunities to coatings manufacturers. However, these manufacturers have also faced challenges resulting from the upgrading and transformation of the industry.

On 15 Apr., 2014, Axalta Coating Systems (Axalta, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings) and Shanghai Kinlita Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Kinlita) reached a cooperation agreement with Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (Foton Daimler, a joint venture of Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. and Germany-based Daimler AG). From then on, Axalta will provide environmental waterborne primer for Foton Daimler's Auman heavy truck so as to greatly reduce the pollution. In addition, since Shanghai Kinlita is the long-term partner of Foton Daimler, it will continue to provide technical support.

- Anada
- Axalta Coating Systems
- Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive
- CNNC TD
- GPRO Titanium
- Guangxi Jimao
- Guangxi Tengxian Titanium Dioxide
- Henan Billions
- Jinzhou Titanium
- NipponPaint
- Pangang Group
- Shandong Doguide
- Shanghai Kinlita Chemical
- Sichuan Lomon
- Wuzhou Goldenway
- Yunnan Xinli

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