For the past several months, Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) prices have continued to increase around the world.  There are many factors that have contributed to these fluctuating pricesL A few TiO2 manufacturers have shut down or reduced production due to environmental issues There was a fire at a major TiO2 plant Demand for feedstock of ilmenite […]

Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world’s first solar battery. In the October 3, 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, the researchers report that they’ve succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device. […]

Hydraulic fracturing fluids commonly consist of water, ‘proppants’ and chemical additives that open, enlarge and maintain fractures within the rock formation. The proppants – sand, ceramic pellets or other small incompressible particles – hold the newly created fracture open. The fracture widths are generally equal to a few diameters of the grains used in the […]

Research on the application of titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst has been carried out in many fields since it was discovered that this substance causes water splitting when exposed to ultraviolet light. For example, a titanium dioxide photocatalyst has been put into practical use for the decomposition of poisonous gas, etc. However, due to the […]

The discovery, which has previously only be theoretically-predicted by scientists, helps explain the interactions between single oxygen molecules and titanium dioxide, giving the research teams a better idea of how the compound functions. The scientists also say that it could point to further enhancement of the compound, as well as different functions, including the possibility […]

Imagine a city that could devour the very pollution that it creates. Such was the scenario envisioned by scientists in the Netherlands, who have found that using specially treated pavement on city streets can cut air pollution nearly in half. The researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology installed concrete paving which included titanium dioxide ­– […]

Oil and gas companies continue to explore new and improved methods of minimizing precipitation of iron compounds during acid treatments of wells. Stannous chloride solution has been gaining significant popularity as an iron reducing agent (IRA). Strong reducing agents easily lose (or donate) electrons. An atom with a relatively large atomic radius tends to be […]

As the price of TiO2 continues to rise, many businesses are looking for ways to reduce material costs.  Fortunately Showa America supplies TiO2 Substitute Powder.  This product does not completely replace your titanium dioxide, but rather supplements your usage.  This is a great alternative for for businesses looking to maintain quality while minimizing costs. Our […]