Kerr-McGee Announces Increases in TiO2 Pigment Prices
September 9, 2005
Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC and affiliates announced increases in prices for Tronox titanium dioxide pigments effective March 1. In the U.S., the price will be $0.05 per pound for all grades except paper and specialty grades, which will have a price increase of $0.07 per pound. A $0.10 (Canadian) per pound increase for all grades will be implemented in Canada. All grades sold in South America and the Asia/Pacific region will increase $100 per metric ton, and in Europe the increase will be 150 Euros per metric ton. In Australia, the price per metric ton will increase $150 (Australian).
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