Titanium Dioxide Solutions for Plastics

Titanium Dioxide Pigments Providing Optimal Performance and Yielding Outstanding Results

These titanium dioxide (TiO₂) grades are among the most widely used pigments in the plastics industry. There's a suitable TiO₂ grade for every application, depending on resin type, processing conditions, and finished performance requirements.

Titanium Dioxide for Plastics

TiO₂ is a multifaceted material when used in polymer applications. It has been long established as the leading white pigment, and this is the application that people are most familiar with. However, titanium dioxide brings more to the polymer industry than just white, bright opacity. In a more basic sense, titanium dioxide is a photo-responsive material—its value is in its interaction with light. For example, this interaction can be the familiar scattering that results in opacity or it could be the absorption of UV light energy, thereby protecting the polymer from UV degradation. Applications continue to develop, all based on the interaction of the titanium dioxide particle with light.

As other applications for titanium dioxide have developed, its pigmentary properties remain the most important. Titanium dioxide is the most important white pigment used in the polymer industry. It is widely used, because it efficiently scatters visible light, thereby imparting whiteness, brightness, and opacity when incorporated into a plastic product. It is chemically inert, insoluble in polymers, and heat stable under the harshest of processing conditions. Titanium dioxide is commercially available in two crystal forms—anatase and rutile. The rutile pigments are preferred over anatase pigments, because they scatter light more efficiently, are more stable, and are less likely to catalyze photodegradation.

Few, if any, commercial grades of titanium dioxide are pure TiO₂. Most have inorganic and, in some cases, organic treatments deposited on the surfaces of the TiO₂ particles by precipitation, mechanical blending, or via other routes. These surface treatments provide improvements in one or more performance properties of the pigment, such as ease of dispersion, weatherability, or discoloration resistance. A single prescription for surface treatment does not produce a pigment having maximum value-in-use for all plastics applications, and it is a continuing research goal to develop titanium dioxide grades to meet the changing needs of the plastics industry.

The Ti-Pure™ Advantage

Quality Assurance in Product Manufacture

Chemours is committed to maintaining a leadership position in product quality and uniformity. Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide pigments are routinely tested for properties that are appropriate for the intended application of the product. The results of the quality testing are collected and reported using SAP tools. The testing can include color, tinting strength, undertone, pH, resistance, screen-pack testing, acid solubility, nujol yellowing, and low shear dispersion.

Product Stewardship

Chemours defines Product Stewardship as: “An integrated business process for identifying, managing, and reducing safety, health, and environmental risk throughout all stages of a product’s life in the best interest of our four stakeholders: customers, employees, shareholders, and society.”

Chemours places high value on Product Stewardship as a vehicle to differentiate our products and services. We firmly believe that proactive product management results in improved product performance and is responsible business management that positively affects our stakeholders.

The objectives of our Product Stewardship program are to use our understanding of our products to protect our customers, employees, the community, and the public; to anticipate and respond to societal expectations and requirements; and to minimize resource and energy consumption (the environmental “footprint” of our products).

Ti-Pure™ Sustainability (TS) Product Series

With our customers and within Chemours, we feel the growing need to address sustainability. We have fully committed to the innovation of sustainable products. To demonstrate this commitment, we have created the Ti-Pure™ Sustainability (TS) product series. These products are designed to advance our company and customers’ sustainability goals through TiO₂ innovation. All products in the new TS portfolio feature a sustainability-driven value proposition to help move our customers and our planet forward.



Ti-Pure™ R-350

  • ABS parts for automotive and appliance applications
  • Thermoplastic masterbatches
  • High-performance films

Ti-Pure™ R-101

  • High-temperature cast and extrusion coating films
  • Extrusion coated paper
  • High-quality color masterbatches

Ti-Pure™ R-104

  • High-quality rigid and flexible packaging
  • Reflective films
  • Thermoplastic masterbatches

Ti-Pure™ R-103

  • Colored and white automotive interiors
  • Footwear
  • Chalking profiles for siding, windows, decks, and fences

Ti-Pure™ R-960

  • Colored exterior building products, including windows, gutters, decks, and fences
  • Stadium seats
  • High-end patio furniture
  • Automotive body panels

Ti-Pure™ R-105

  • Exterior plastic building products including composite/vinyl siding, window profiles, decks, and fences
  • Cool roofing membranes
  • Exterior polyethylene or polypropylene films

Ti-Pure™ TS-1510

  • High-temperature cast and extrusion coating films
  • Extrusion coated paper
  • High-quality white and color masterbatches

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