The production of titanium dioxide by the sulfuric acid method is relatively long, and there are many wastes and by-products, which cause great environmental pollution. White powder production capacity is gradually being released.
Titanium dioxide, also known as titanium dioxide (TiO2), is an important white inorganic pigment. Titanium dioxide can be divided into pigment grade titanium dioxide and non-pigment grade titanium dioxide. Pigment grade titanium dioxide can be divided into anatase titanium dioxide (A type) and rutile titanium dioxide (R type). Titanium dioxide has good physical and chemical properties, optical properties, etc., and is considered to be one of the best white pigments in the world. It is widely used in coatings, rubber, plastics, chemical fiber, ink, paper and cosmetics.
According to the "China's Titanium Dioxide Market Feasibility Study Report 2021-2025" issued by the New Sijie Industry Research Center, my country is one of the world's main producers of titanium dioxide. In 2020, my country's comprehensive output of various titanium dioxide and related products will reach More than 3.5 million tons. From the perspective of market segments, rutile titanium dioxide has the largest market share, reaching more than 80%, followed by anatase titanium dioxide. As of the end of 2020, the number of titanium dioxide manufacturers in my country has exceeded 40, mainly in Shandong, Sichuan, Henan and other regions.
From the perspective of consumption, since 2015, with the release of domestic market demand, the apparent consumption of my country's titanium dioxide market has shown a fluctuating growth trend. In 2020, it will be close to 2.5 million tons. From the perspective of downstream consumption structure, coatings are the most widely used field in my country's titanium dioxide industry, with consumption accounting for more than 60%, followed by the plastics industry, with consumption accounting for about 17%, and the third being the paper industry, accounting for consumption. Nearly 11%. Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the market price of titanium dioxide will fluctuate greatly in 2020, and the overall trend will be "U".
Titanium dioxide production processes include sulfuric acid and chloride processes. At present, the global titanium dioxide production process is still dominated by sulfuric acid, and my country's sulfuric acid titanium dioxide production capacity accounts for more than 80%. The production of titanium dioxide by the sulfuric acid method is relatively long, and there are many wastes and by-products, which cause great environmental pollution. White powder production capacity is gradually being released. With the continuous deepening of supply-side structural reforms and the intensification of market competition, the future titanium dioxide market competition will further increase, and leading companies are expected to gain more market share by virtue of their technological and production advantages.
Industry analysts in Xinxiangjie said that as an important white inorganic pigment, titanium dioxide has a wide range of applications. With the continuous release of downstream market demand, the scale of the titanium dioxide industry will continue to expand. my country is a major producer of titanium dioxide in the world. With the increasingly stringent environmental supervision, the production capacity of chlorinated titanium dioxide will gradually increase. At the same time, as some non-compliant enterprises withdraw from the market, the concentration of my country's titanium dioxide market will further increase in the future.