Global Titanium Dioxide Market size was valued at over USD 18 billion in 2020 and is estimated to exhibit growth with over 7.7% CAGR from 2020 to 2026.
Titanium dioxide is used in the paper industry as it enhances the quality of paper by imparting whiteness. It acts as an alternative to calcium carbonate in the pulp and paper industry. These factors are expected to have a positive impact on the market in the coming years.
The major players in the market are The Chemours Company, Venator Materials PLC, KRONOS Worldwide, Inc., Tronox Holdings plc, Lomon Billions Group, Shandong Doguide Group Co., Ltd., Jinan Yuxing Chemical Co. Ltd., Nanjing Titanium Dioxide Chemical Co., Ltd., and Ningbo Xinfu Titanium Dioxide Co., Ltd.
Filter “paper” made out of nitric oxide nanowires is effective at trapping germs and ruining them with light. This discovery via an EPFL lab could be put to use in personal protective equipment, as well as in ventilation and air conditioning systems. Newspaper masks are increasingly being made compulsory. These include the environmental impact of disposable masks made from layers of non-woven polypropylene plastic microfibers. Moreover, in which they’re chucked into receptive waste bins as well as left on the street can turn them into new sources of pollution. Further Researchers at Forro's laboratory are working on to this difficulty a membrane made of titanium oxide nanowires, similar in apperance to filter paper however with antibacterial and antiviral properties.
New Brunswick, Rutgers-led team has created ultra-small titanium dioxide crystals that exhibit unusual "blinking" behavior and may help to produce methane and other fuels. The crystals, also known as nanoparticles, stay charged for a long time and could benefit efforts to develop quantum computers. The team of scientists and engineers discovered a new way to make extremely small titanium dioxide crystals. While it's still unclear why the engineered crystals blink and research is ongoing, the "blinking" is believed to arise from single electrons trapped on titanium dioxide nanoparticles. At room temperature, electrons - surprisingly stay trapped on nanoparticles for tens of seconds before escaping and then become trapped again and again in a continuous cycle. The crystals, which blink when exposed to a beam of electrons, could be useful for environmental cleanups, sensors, electronic devices and solar cells, and the research team will further explore their capabilities.
In July, 2020 the Indian Railways announced that it was working on a prototype coach with foot-operated soap dispensers, fixtures with anti-microbial titanium dioxide coating and air purification equipment in air conditioner ducts that would sterilise the interiors using ionised air all to safeguard mass transit in a post pandemic future.
Market Segmentation of titanium dioxide by Product is Pigmentary and Ultrafine. By Application it has been Food, Paints & coatings, Paper & pulp, Textiles, Plastics & rubber, Cosmetics, Printing inks and others. Geographically it has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-pacific and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific will account for more than 40% share of overall market in the upcoming years. Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the world, due to the growing mining activities in the region, and robust demand fueling the growth of polymer synthesis and the chemicals industry.