What is Titanium Dioxide and How to Buy Titanium Dioxide?

What is Titanium Dioxide and How to Buy Titanium Dioxide?

What is Titanium Dioxide?


Titanium Dioxide is an industrial chemical made up of the elements titanium and oxygen. Titanium Dioxide is also known as Titania and its chemical formula is TiO2. It is a white powder that is tasteless and odorless. It comes in the forms:

This chemical has many industrial uses, but it is most commonly used in paints and varnishes.

Titanium Dioxide.

Titanium Dioxide Uses


Titanium Dioxide is an extremely useful chemical. It is a special use chemical most popularly used in paints and varnishes. Its uses are:

  • as a pigment in paints, coatings, plastics, papers, inks, foods, medicines, and most toothpastes;
  • in fibers;
  • in the making of cosmetics products;
  • the production of pure titanium;
  • in the manufacturing of glass and glass ceramics;
  • n chemical processes as a catalyst and chemical intermediate.
  • As a thin film for excellent reflective optical coating for dielectric mirrors.
  • Making decorative thin films.
  • in the making of a pearlescent pigment called Iriodin.
  • as sunscreens and UV blocking pigments in cosmetics and skincare products.
  • As a sunscreen it is very effective because it lowers the risk of sunburns and problems associated with excessive long-term exposure to the sun.
  • in ceramic glazes as an opacifier.
  • It is also used as a tattoo pigment and in styptic pencils.
  • in the food industry as a whitener and smoother. It gives the food a fresh and appealing look.

Is Titanium Dioxide Safe?


Titanium Dioxide is generally considered unsafe because the chemical is toxic. Exposure to this chemical can have acute health effects. According to the MSDS of Titanium Dioxide 94% (Sulfate R-298), MSDS of Titanium Dioxide (Sulfate R-248), and MSDS of Titanium Oxide Rutile Pigment CR-350 (Chloride) it can cause mild eye irritation. It may be absorbed through the skin and cause mild skin irritation. It can be very harmful if ingested because it may cause digestive tract irritation, pain constipation, or diarrhea. It may also cause ataxia, increased blood pressure, hallucinations, hyper-motility, muscle contraction/spasticity, fatigue, psychosis and tremors. Furthermore, it may also cause respiratory tract irritation. Proper storage and disposal of Titanium Dioxide needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

How is Titanium Dioxide Made?


Industrially, Titanium Dioxide is made by the mineral ilmenite. Ilmenite is converted to pigment grade titanium dioxide by chloride or sulfate process. The sulfate process includes treatment of ilmenite with sulfuric acid. The product is then further processed according to the requirements.

In the chloride process the ilmenite reacts with elemental chlorine. This converts ilmenite to titanium tetrachloride. This is then distilled and reacts with oxygen to produce titanium dioxide.

Rutile Titanium Dioxide Sulfate R-248.

Where to Buy Titanium Dioxide in Bulk?


You may be able to find small quantities of Titanium Dioxide in your area. However, in order to buy large quantities of Titanium Dioxide, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally or from a distributor.

If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy Titanium Dioxide on our website or contact us for further details.

Titanium Dioxide in bulk.

Which Countries Manufacture Titanium Dioxide in Bulk?


The consumption of Titanium Dioxide has increased dramatically across the world, especially in developing countries. Therefore, its huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce it. The main producers of Titanium Dioxide are:

  • China
  • United States of America
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Japan

How is Titanium Dioxide Exported?


Rutile Titanium Dioxide 94% (Sulfate R-298), Rutile Titanium Dioxide (Sulfate R-248), and Titanium Oxide Rutile Pigment CR-350 (Chloride) are shipped in:

  • 25kg bags
  • 500kg bags
  • 1000kg bags

Titanium Dioxide ready to be shipped!

What is the Latest Titanium Dioxide Price?


As Titanium Dioxide is a commodity product, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics, and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of Titanium Dioxide, please contact us and we will provide a quote right up to your country.

Where to Buy Titanium Dioxide?


Here at Camachem we have Titanium Dioxide for sale. We export worldwide, so you can contact us for a FREE quote via email address [email protected] or send a message on WhatsApp for a fast response at +86-131-2037-9271.