TiO2 World Summit 2017 Agenda

Day One | 4 OCT

Pigment Industry Update (Plenary Session)

  1. Registration & Morning Coffee

  2. Chair's Opening Remarks

    Bill Eibon | Director of PPG and Reg Adams | CEO of Artikol

  3. A Global Pigment Industry Overview

    Reg Adams | Chief Executive of Artikol

    Assessing the hazy outlook for the world of colours & achromatics

    Macroeconomic growth & international trade

    Risks & benefits for health, safety & the environment

    Public image & perceptions

    Thrifting & substitution

    Pricing, profitability & investment

    Mergers & demergers

    Innovation: current themes in research & development

  4. Consolidation Key note – Moving Forward

    Jean-François Turgeon | Executive Vice President of Tronox

    Explaining the advantages of combining Tronox TiO2 business with the Cristal TiO2 business. Covering the synergies identified by this acquisition and the benefits to the industry and TiO2 customers. Describing how the new Tronox TiO2 business will look and what the priorities will be.

  5. Paints & Coatings: Identifying Market Drivers

    Bill Eibon | Director - Global Color Technology Platform of PPG

  6. Morning Refreshments

An Outlook on TiO2 Markets

Chaired by Robert Gibney | GM TiO2 Sales of Iluka Resources Limited

  1. TiO2 Market: More of the same or at a turning point?

    Eric Bender | General Manager MSSP of TZMI

    Market overview and update

    Chinese regulatory environment

    Impact of recent European changes: Brexit and regulatory environment

    Near-term expectations: evidence for and against continuation of the current cycle

  2. The State of Play in China

    Fiona Macleod | General Manager of Billions Europe Ltd, Lomon Billions Group

    Consolidation of the Chinese TiO2 Industry

    New Environmental Framework

    Technology and Process Safety

    Shipping and logistics

    Future developments

  3. Changing Views from Wall Street

    Frank J. Mitsch | Managing Director of Wells Fargo Securities

  4. Lunch

Updates on Nano TiO2 Applications

Chaired by Reg Adams | CEO of Artikol

  1. Environmental Advantages of Nano-particles

    Jan Prochazka, PhD | President of Advanced Materials – JTJ

    Air depollution using photocatalysis of nano TiO2

    Water post treatment

    Economy and ecology

    Creating new standards

    EU legislative changes and environmental policies

    When to expect the boom

  2. Nano TiO2 for Wastewater Treatment

    Jirko Bezdicek | CEO of Levenger Nanotechnology

    Increased impact of emerging pollutants

    Pesticides and Lindane in ground waters

    Fast elimination of microorganisms

    New solutions for wastewater treatment.

Digital TiO2 Developments

  1. TiO2 trend in China – The role of e-commerce and big data

    Wu Zhonghui | Founder and Managing Director of KComber

    China accounts for about one third of the global titanium dioxide consumption. This makes the country to the largest producer by far. While China’s market was rising by up to 8% year on year in the last 10 years, the future growth is expected to be slightly lower, reaching around 5%.

    Special e-commerce platforms for TiO2, like Ok-61 and Vanadium & Titanium Trading Center as well as established B2B trading platforms like Alibaba, are booming, due to the huge advantages they provide to market players.

    CCM demonstrates how big data can be used to predict and analyse the market trend easily, while e-commerce serves as one of the main sources.

  2. Afternoon Refreshments

Industrial Markets for Titanium Metal

  1. Insights from the titanium metal industry - present & future

    Alison Saxby | Director of Roskill Information Services Ltd

    Titanium sponge production accounts for just over 5% of global titanium minerals production, which, although small, is a relatively important market.  Demand for titanium sponge is being impacted by an increase in scrap feedstock, and the competition between the two is likely to benefit downstream industries.  In 2016, 20% of melt product output was based on scrap feedstock, up dramatically from five years previously. This is one of the trends we will look at and what the impact may be on demand for titanium minerals going forward.

    In terms of ultimate end-uses for titanium metal, aerospace applications accounted for 63% of titanium mill production in 2016, with civilian airframes and engines accounting for around 75% of the market.  This presentation will look at how the future development of the aerospace industry will affect demand for titanium metal over the next ten years as one of the major drivers.  We will also review other markets such as industrial applications, where volumes have fallen sharply over the last five years, and ask what the future holds.

TiO2 Safety & Alternatives

Chaired by Reg Adams | CEO of Artikol

  1. FP-Pigments opacifying technology to optimize TiO2 use and costs

    Gary L. Cianfichi | President of FP-Pigments Inc.

    In 2009 FP-Pigments introduced a new and novel opacifier to the coatings industry. Today with a fully established and industry proven product line, FP-Pigments opacity products have consistently shown the ability to optimize TiO2 use and reduce the cost of obtaining opacity in many applications.

    FP-Pigments unique and patented technology produces a TiO2/CaCO3 composite that optimally spaces TiO2 within its matrix for maximum optical efficiency.  Used alone, or in combination with existing functional extenders, FP-Pigments unique products enable a further reduction in TiO2 usage well beyond the extension levels of traditional extenders and as a result, are able to significantly reduce the cost of obtaining opacity in most applications that use TiO2.

TNG’s Tivan technology

  1. TNG Ltd. an emerging integrated TiO2 producer in Australia

    Philippe Guillemaille | TiO2 Manager of TNG Limited

    TNG Ltd. is an emerging integrated producer in Australia developing the Mount Peake Titanium-Vanadium-Iron Project in the Northern Territory strategically located near existing rail, road and gas infrastructure.

    The company has developed a proprietary process, TIVAN™, enabling it to consider producing TiO2 feedstock, Vanadium Pentoxide and Iron oxide.

    TNG plans to have a production capacity of approximately 140,000mt of Chloride TiO2 with low operating cost and strong logistics from its proposed Darwin located TIVAN™ processing facility.

    Key development partnerships and offtake agreements are already in place for its Vanadium and Iron products.

  2. Chair's closing remarks and close of conference day one

  3. Networking drinks reception

    Join your peers for drinks at the beautiful Volvo Ocean Race Club by Qlinaria for some post-conference networking

Day Two | 5 OCT

Limelight on TiO2 Classification

  1. Morning Refreshments

  2. Chair's Opening Remarks

    Jean-François Turgeon | Executive Vice President of Tronox

  3. TiO2 nanosafety: How to make scientific knowledge useful for industry?

    Damjana Drobne | Head of the group for Nanobiology and Nanotoxicology of Univeristy of Ljubljana

    The Classification of TiO2 as proposed (CLP Regulation for Titanium dioxide) by ECHA’s RAC (Helsinki, 9 June 2017) will be critically discussed.

    Impact of EU legislation regarding TiO2 on coating industry was clearly presented in EU parliament, but the reality is that the voice regarding material safety coming only from industry is not enough.

    Why the knowledge generated in numerous EU NanoSafety projects aiming to target safe and sustainable nanomaterials and nanotechnology innovations has not “reached” the TiO2 classification process?  

    How industry and academia should cooperate when addressing regulatory matters?  An idea of joint global initiative regarding TiO2 safe production, use and disposal will be discussed.      

Cutting-Edge Process Developments

  1. TiO2 Production - Optimizing Manufacturing Process

    Mazen Alnaimi | Chairman of the Board & CEO of Argex Titanium Inc

    The Argex technology uses mild temperature and pressure, it has a saleable  by- product used in water treatment facilities and its waste consists of inert, undigested ore material than can be used as landfill.

    The new management of Argex has extensive experience in building chemical plants and envisions commercializing its technology in Canada to serve nearby North American paint makers.  We are also assessing our options with respect to both manufacturing and licensing of our process know-how. A global outlook is essential to the future of our business, and we will strategically evaluate proposed alternatives for our technology

  2. i-TiO2 process: emerging technology for i-TiO2 pigment production

    Andriy Gonchar | Head of R&D and QA of RD Titan Group Innovative TiO2

    At present time there are two commercial technologies for titanium dioxide production: sulfate and chloride processes. In the past three decades attempts have been made to find an alternative method of titanium dioxide production, which would be competitive with respect to the classical sulfate and chloride technologies from the production point of view but by now none of these technologies have yet been commercialized. Our team from RD Titan Group Innovative TiO2 is also thinking about a new process that could make the TiO2 revolution in the first third of the 21st century. We call it innovative TiO2 process or i-TiO2 process for short. By now we have worked out the general concept of this process and we are preparing to start a 3-year program for the development of i-TiO2 process.

  3. Morning Refreshments

Feedstock Minerals Focus

Chaired by Jean-Francois Turgeon | Executive Vice President of Tronox

  1. Investing in Feedstock Sustainability

    Robert Gibney | General Manager Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Sales of Iluka Resources

  2. An emerging Greenland Ilmenite feedstock

    Roderick McIllree | Managing Director of Blue Jay Mining Plc

    BlueJay Mining PLC is focussed on bringing the Pituffik Titanium Project in Greenland into production; Pituffik, is the highest-grade mineral sand ilmenite project globally it is a very large source of low impurity ilmenite located near the abandoned settlement of Moriusaq, in north west Greenland. The true scale of this deposit has only recently been revealed indicating Pituffik is capable of supporting an operation of considerable mine life as well as having extensive exploration potential. The maiden mineral resource of 23.6mt at 8.8% ilmenite is expected to grow substantially as further work is undertaken in the coming months.

  3. Ceramic industry - Evolution of the technology

    Javier Cabedo | General Manager of Endeka Ceramics

    Ceramic Industry - how is it?

    Changes in the ceramic industry, past, present and future.

    Changes in mineral sand needs

  4. Lunch

Conference Recap (Joint Session)

  1. TiO2 World Summit Recap

    Bill Eibon | Director - Global Color Technology Platform of PPG

  2. Pigment & Colour Science Forum recap

    Reg Adams | Chief Executive of Artikol

End Market Innovations (Joint Session)

Chaired by Bill Eibon | Director of PPG and Reg Adams | CEO of Artikol

  1. Building a bridge between FMCG and pigments producers to ensure the purity of Danone's products

    Philippe Reutenauer | Additives, Colorants, Barriers & Differentiation Manager of Danone

    Collaborating across the value chain by exchanging info

    Fighting NIAS

    Preserving the promise of purity

  2. Pigments & regulatory dynamic in masterbatch

    Magnus Thörnqvist | Lead Buyer Colorants of A.Schulman

    Value creation from pigment to masterbatch. Coloristic complexity in the flow of increasing awareness in requirement of property and regulatory.

    The idea is to highlight the complexity and the value bringing of masterbatch. Combining different pigments to reach the right shade, in combination with additives and pigments limitation to be used in different polymer systems. In combination with this, we would like to highlight the further limitation we have when we also bring in the factor of regulatory demands and REACH.

  3. Afternoon Refreshments

End Market Innovations (Joint Session)

  1. Natural Pigments in Cosmetics

    Colin Godefroy | International Raw Material Manager of L’Oréal Research and Innovation

    Cosmetic industry is at the forefront of B2C consumer trends; besides the digital revolution leading to absolute changes in the market, the other megatrend of the XXIst century is the quest for harmless, sustainable and natural products. Both risk and opportunities are quite high for color cosmetic formulae’s ingredients.

    We will see how L’Oréal as the market leader addresses this challenge, and see how the pigment industry could shape the future, for higher value and better social and environmental impact.

  2. Consumer Awareness & Safety of Organic Pigments

    Pierfrancesco Fois | Deputy Executive Director of ETAD

    Do consumers generally have concerns on the safety of colored products? Is the level of concern different up the value chain?

    What do manufacturers do for the safety of pigments, in particular in case of sensitive applications?

    What is the general eco/toxicological profile of organic pigments? How safe are they?

  3. Chair's closing remarks and end of conference