Ilmenite is a rare mineral that is found only in certain parts of the world. It has a wide range of uses in various industries, including the pigment and steel industries. Over 96% of the world’s Ilmenite is used in the form of titanium dioxide (TiO2), which has a variety of strategic applications.
The production capacity is currently 500,000 metric tonnes per year and is expected to increase as market conditions allow. The company produces several grades of high-quality sulphate grade Ilmenite, which are becoming increasingly popular due to their low levels of Fe203, U, Th, Cr2O3 and other impurities, as well as their good digestibility.
Ilmenite is the primary ore of titanium, a metal needed to make a variety of high-performance alloys. Most of the ilmenite mined worldwide is used to manufacture titanium dioxide, TiO2, an important pigment, whiting, and polishing abrasive.