RUTILE

Rutile is one of a group of titanium dioxide minerals (TiO2), predominantly used in the manufacture of white pigment. Rutile, as well as other TiO2 minerals, are used in the pigment industry, due to their particularly high brightness and opacity characteristics.  White pigment itself is then used in the global paint, plastics and paper industries.  Rutile is also used as a key input in the manufacture of welding electrodes. Rutile is also used in increasing volumes in titanium metal production, where rutile’s high titanium content makes it the preferred source of titanium units. 

Our rutile suppliers are located throughout the globe, though we purchase the bulk of our supplies from South Africa, Sierra Leone, and Australia. We can supply rutile of any typically available purity, though deal primarily in welding grade 92% and above (94%, 95%).  We purchase large volumes of rutile for the welding industry, but are also able to utilize our purchase power to supply any form of rutile.

TiO2

95% min (96% typical)

ZrO2

1% max

Cr2O3

0.25-0.35%

Al2O3

0.15-0.40%

MgO

0.001-0.03%

Nb2O5

0.20-0.25%

S

0.03% max

Fe2O3

1% max

SiO2

1% max

V2O5

0.65-0.75%

CaO

0.001-0.03%

MnO

0.02-0.04%

P2O5

0.03% max

C

0.01-0.02%