(Titanium dioxide(TIO2

Titanium dioxide, also known as titania, is the naturally occurring oxide of titanium, When used as a pigment, it is calledtitanium white. Generally it is sourced from ilmeniterutile and anatase.

The most important application areas are paints and varnishes as well as paper and plastics, which account for about 80% of the world’s titanium dioxide consumption. Other pigment applications such as printing inks, fibers, rubber, cosmetic products and foodstuffs account for another 8%. The rest is used in other applications, for instance the production of technical pure titanium, glass and glass ceramics, electrical ceramics, catalysts, electric conductors and chemical intermediates.[27] It also is in most red-coloured candy.