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Africa will build the first titanium dioxide factory

March 01, 2021

Sunflower Group's media department understands through the media

South Africa’s Nyanza Light Metal Mining Company announced a few days ago that it will invest 4.5 billion rand (approximately 200 million yuan) to build Africa’s first titanium beneficiation plant and produce titanium dioxide. It is expected to be completed in 2023 with a production capacity of 80,000 tons/year.
 
According to reports, the construction site of the project is located in the Richards Bay Industrial Zone in KwaZulu-Natal Province. The first phase is the construction of a technical service center and a pilot plant worth 200 million rand, and the second phase is the main factory. In addition to the 80,000 tons of titanium dioxide per year, other titanium-based materials will be produced from titanium slag.
 
It is reported that South Africa imports up to 35,000 tons of titanium dioxide each year, while the data for the entire Africa exceeds 150,000 tons. In order to build the titanium dioxide project, Nyanza hired the famous testing and certification company Intertek (Tianxiang) earlier to make the first titanium dioxide project in Africa famous, thereby transforming South Africa from direct export of ore to deep processing of mineral products.