After graduating in Chemistry & Economics from Birmingham University in July 1968, Reg Adams began his career at Amalgamated Metal and was later seconded to English China Clays (now Imerys), where he wrote his MBA thesis on company growth as part of the postgraduate degree awarded by Bath University. As an analyst, Reg compiled background data and reports supporting go/no-go investment decisions on projects associated with antimony, aluminium, cobalt, nickel, salt and chloralkalis.
During the 1970s, he was Managing Editor at British Sulphur Corporation, in charge of a range of journals and books on sulphuric acid and other industrial chemicals and raw materials. His own first book Titanium & Titanium Dioxide was published by Financial Times Business Books in May 1984. He has subsequently co-authored five other books and multiclient studies on TiO2. Over the years, he has written articles for many of the leading paint, paper, mining and chemical industry magazines. Reg Adams has been retained as an expert witness in matters of commercial litigation and has led or participated in a number of management consultancies, calling for expertise in TiO2 pigments, titanium and zirconium minerals. He has provided telephone consultancy services in these spheres of expertise for a number of private equity funds and other investors, usually in the form of 60-90 minute conference calls, arranged by McGraw-Hill, J.P.Morgan, et al. Reg Adams been a speaker or chairman at more than 40 specialist conferences around the world covering pigments or minerals, hosted by Smithers Rapra (and its predecessors, Pira and Intertech), Metal Bulletin, Vincentz, AJM/Informa and others.
His company - Artikol (founded in 1977) - specialises in market intelligence and publishing on mining and chemicals. Drawing on Artikol’s extensive information database, Reg Adams compiles Focus on Pigments, launched by the Royal Society of Chemistry (of Cambridge, England) in July 1993 and nowadays published by Elsevier (of Amsterdam, Netherlands). The widely acclaimed TiO2 Worldwide Update – originally a joint venture between Artikol and IBMA and nowadays solely compiled and published by Artikol - is now in its 24th year of publication. This independent bimonthly publication typically runs to 40-60 pages and provides comprehensive coverage of all the industry's news and developments, backed by detailed analysis and penetrating insight.
A full list of the published works of Reg Adams and a full guide to Artikol's range of activities can be found on our website: http://www.artikol.com.