Our Unique Approach

Our journey to a brighter, cleaner world

Tronox is one of the world’s largest producers of titanium dioxide and a leading producer of titanium chemicals. We are passionate about titanium, our employees and communities, and creating a cleaner, brighter future with the products we make.

TiO2 is all around you.

It is the white pigment in the paint on your walls, cars and kitchen appliances; in the plastic of bags, food packaging, window profiles, siding and flooring; in fine paper and laminate countertops, and many other applications. In its ultrafine form, TiO2 is used in specialty applications like catalytic applications for industrial processes and mobile duties, as well as electronics, energy storage, photocatalysis and water treatment.

CristalACTiV™ is our ultrafine TiO2 product range for specialty applications.

Electronics

Outstanding electroceramics built from titanium

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is the starting material for dielectric and piezoelectric materials such as barium titanate (BaTiO3), lead zirconium titanate (PZT), and other titanates used in multilayer capacitors (MLCC), thermistors and piezoelectric devices.

CristalACTiV™ TiO2 delivers the characteristics that precursors for electroceramic products need: purity, particle size, ease of milling and crystallinity.

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Energy Storage

Titanium-based energy storage solutions for the future

There are many rechargeable battery chemistries available today, but none delivers the high cycle capacity, fast charge and discharge rates, and unparalleled safety characteristics at the same time. Lithium batteries with lithium titanate (LTO) anodes are much safer and provide good performances when power is needed. Titanium dioxide is the starting point material for the manufacture of LTO batteries.

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Photocatalysis

Creating a cleaner world

Photocatalysis is the acceleration with a catalyst of a naturally occurring reaction in the presence of light, water and oxygen. When TiO2 is exposed to UV light, free radicals are generated which facilitate reduction and oxidation reactions converting harmful materials such as nitrogen, VOC’s and organic matter into harmless substances.

CristalACTiV™ TiO2 is the key ingredients in many self-cleaning and depolluting materials.

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Water Treatment

Cleaner water through the power of titanium

Access to clean water is becoming a growing societal concern. There are multiple methods to purify - drinking, municipal, waste or industrial - water today, including filtration, flocculation, absorption, biological treatment, UV treatment and photocatalysis.

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Environmental Catalysis

Our technology, your process, a cleaner world

In response to growing concerns about the environment, regulations on NOx emission are spreading globally. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) has been widely adopted as the best available technology to reduce NOx from both stationary and mobile sources. The most effective SCR catalysts are based on TiO2. Tronox is a global technology leader with a complete product range of ultrafine TiO2-based products that can be adapted to meet customer needs.

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Catalysis

A material of choice for catalyzing your reactions

CristalACTiV™ TiO2 based catalysts are used in numerous chemical catalysis applications. Examples include Claus catalysis which converts hydrogen sulfide (H2S) into elemental sulfur. Another example is the use of TiO2-based catalysts in gas-to-liquid reactions to make synthetic fuels.

Whatever the catalysis application, we have a TiO2 to fit your specific needs.

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What's Next?

We’re always on the lookout for the next breakthrough

We are continuously developing new CristalACTiV™ materials to meet existing and future environmental regulations and respond to the needs of innovative applications.

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News

Article  /  Oct 4, 2022

Tronox’s Specialty Products Offer Stronger Performance in Glass

There has been a fascination with glass for centuries. In its simplest form, glass is just made of silica, the main component of sand, and has been described…

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Article  /  Jul 27, 2022

How TiO₂ Influences the Gloss of Fibers

Gloss is nice but gloss isn’t a property that is always required for fabrics. Most fibers, either natural or man-made, tend to be glossy by themselves…

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News  /  Jul 11, 2022

Tronox 2021 Sustainability Report

In 2020, Tronox moved its specialty TiO₂ R&D center to a new state-of-the-art facility in Thann, France. Having CristalACTiV™ R&D and manufacturing…

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Article  /  May 16, 2022

Cleaner Air

Breathe a purer air thanks to a new self-cleaning wall at Tronox’s Thann, France site During the last two decades, Tronox has been committed to the development…

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