Cristal Global to raise prices on all of its anatase and rutile Tiona and Cristal TiO2 products sold in North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, effective April 1

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, & HUNT VALLEY, Maryland , March 2, 2011 (press release) – Cristal Global (Cristal) announced today that it will increase prices on all of its anatase and rutile Tiona® and Cristal titanium dioxide (TiO2) products sold in North America and the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific sub-regions effective April 1st, 2011, or as contracts allow.

* In North America: Prices for all Tiona® and Cristal titanium dioxide (TiO2) products will increase by US fifteen cents per pound.
* In the Middle East and Africa: Prices for all Tiona® and Cristal titanium dioxide (TiO2) products will increase by US $300 per metric ton and in North Africa by €225 per metric ton.
* In Asia Pacific: Prices for all Tiona® and Cristal titanium dioxide (TiO2) products will increase by US $300 per metric ton. In Oceania, prices for all Tiona® and Cristal titanium dioxide (TiO2) products will increase by Australian $300 per metric ton or by US $400 per metric ton in the US Dollar markets. An additional US $50 per metric ton will be applied to all sales of Tiona 188 grade sold within the Asia Pacific region.

The increases are in addition to earlier announcements.

Cristal Global is the world's second-largest producer of titanium dioxide and a leading producer of titanium chemicals. Cristal Global operates eight manufacturing plants in six countries on five continents and employs nearly 4,000 people worldwide.

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