Kronos Worldwide, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend and Results of Annual Stockholder Meeting
Dallas, Texas, May 18, 2022 (Globe newswire) — for immidiate release..
KRONOS is a producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2). The company, along with its distributors and agents, sells and provides technical services for its products to over 4,000 customers in approximately 100 countries, with the majority of sales in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific region. TiO2 is a white inorganic pigment that can be found in nearly every industry. It is essential in the production of paints and coatings, plastics, papers, and fibers, as well as in special applications such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, glass, and ceramics. KRONOS offers its customers a portfolio of products that include over 40 TiO2 pigment grades under the KRONOS trademark. Our customers include domestic and international paint, plastics, and paper manufacturers. The company ships TiO2 to its customers in either a powder or slurry form via rail, truck, or ocean carrier...
KRONOS is a leading global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments, or TiO2, a base industrial product used in a wide range of applications. We take pride in making the world brighter with the most effective whitening agent in the world – titanium dioxide (TiO2). TiO2 is a white pigment playing a key role in the production of paints and coatings, plastics, papers, fibers as well as in specialties such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, glass, and ceramics. It has the highest opacity of all white pigments due to its exceptionally high refractive index and subsequent high light-scattering power. Applications using TiO2 are characterized by superior whiteness and brightness, a neutral tone, outstanding dispersibility and excellent tint reduction in colored media...
Brighter together is much more than just our claim. These two words are the heart of our global culture. This is how we add value and interact with each other and our customers. We are ONE KRONOS, an initiative that highlights the breadth of our culture across the globe, aligned around our corporate values. Brighter together is our compass in everything we do and gives direction to all our initiatives and projects. It is our promise to our people...
Throughout our global operations, KRONOS places immense value on ethical business practices and transparency. We hold our employees, Board of Directors, contractors, suppliers, and other stakeholders to the highest standard of integrity. Our commitment to fair and honest operations starts with our Board of Directors and ripples out to every employee...
Social responsibility is a critically important and constantly evolving concept that encompasses a broad range of factors. At KRONOS, we understand that social responsibility includes human rights, workplace health and safety, employee development, diversity and inclusion, and product stewardship. We value our presence within the communities where we live and work and actively support our communities through our KRONOS Cares initiative of social investment and employee volunteerism. Our focus in these areas align with our cultural values of teamwork, leadership, communication, and customer focus...
At KRONOS, environmental compliance and stewardship is a primary area of focus. We are proud of our history of compliance, as well as our energy efficiency and waste minimization efforts. In addition to this strong record of success, it is our mission to continuously innovate to further minimize our environmental footprint. KRONOS’ focus is on ways to reduce consumption, repurpose manufacturing byproducts, and seek new relationships, technologies, and processes to further build on this strong foundation...
Reporting Governance Violations
KRONOS has partnered with EthicsPoint to provide a mechanism for confidential and anonymous reporting concerning ethics. Click here to make a confidential and anonymous report on ethics violations or complaints or concerns regarding accounting, internal accounting controls and auditing matters...
Leadership is a behavior we all embrace, regardless of job title. As leaders we ensure expectations and responsibilities are clear, lead by example, and motivate and support each other, always showing appreciation for each other’s talent and dedication. We focus on results, and we never shy away from the opportunity to improve. As leaders, we embody our culture. ..
The World Economic Forum has identified “Company Risk and Opportunity Oversight” as part of a core set of material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics that should be disclosed by companies on a consistent basis, which includes data security...
Corporate Governance Documents
KRONOS' commitment to ethics and compliance starts with our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, a standard that applies to all KRONOS employees worldwide. The Code sets forth our expectation that employees conduct business in compliance with applicable laws and that our employees, suppliers and business partners act ethically and with integrity and honesty at all times...
Safety is a core value shared by all at KRONOS. We protect ourselves and our co-workers through constant attention to safety and safe behaviors. It is this culture of safety that supports our “Go for Zero” injuries...
Responsible Supply Chain
KRONOS sources multiple varieties of high-grade CP feedstocks as well as other materials and services from multiple suppliers around the globe. We approach the market for many raw materials from a global perspective as it relates to negotiating and securing supply, while taking into account local operational needs and ESG compliance and impacts. ..
Product Safety & Stewardship
We believe that product stewardship is one of the cornerstones of a successful and sustainable business. KRONOS is firmly committed to strong product stewardship through robust business processes that identify, manage, and minimize safety, health, and environmental risks associated with our products. We apply our company values of innovation and continual improvement to designing safe and environmentally sound products that meet regulatory requirements and for specified uses and align with the principles of ESG. We are committed to providing timely and relevant technical and regulatory information about our products to our customers...
We are proud of our long history of strong environmental compliance at all levels and locations of our company. Our environmental programs are built upon our core values of ethics and integrity embedded in our key company policies: the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and the global Safety, Environment, Energy, Quality (SEEQ) Policy...
KRONOS depends on the availability of various natural resources to produce the highest quality titanium dioxide for our customers. However, we continuously strive to minimize our environmental footprint and mitigate our impact on local ecosystems. We seek new ways to further enhance product yield from various feedstocks and minimize water use...
Circular Economy & KRONOS ecochem®
At KRONOS we actively manage our environmental footprint to reduce material waste and pollution in adherence with applicable laws and regulations. However, we go beyond compliance to achieve greater environmental stewardship and beneficial reuse in the areas of waste and material use. We focus on minimizing waste generation and promoting a circular economy by converting by-products to co-products via additional processing. These co-products have multiple applications including beneficial reuse and enhanced sustainability in other industries. We actively look for new and unique opportunities to promote the circular economy. The cornerstone of our pioneering efforts is ecochem®, a division of KRONOS established nearly 50 years ago. We are extremely proud of KRONOS ecochem®, which provides significant economic and environmental benefits to the company and maximizes our stewardship through beneficial reuse of material that would otherwise be discarded as waste...
Energy Use & Decarbonization
Through global alignment, we are integrating sustainability into our decision-making on energy and decarbonization projects to create a more sustainable KRONOS. We achieve this by combining our long-standing expertise and innovative attitude. We work to identify implementable projects that reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve the sustainable mix of energy, or otherwise improve efficiencies in our operations. We are actively reviewing potential new technologies that could significantly decarbonize our operations. Stay tuned as we work internally, with industry and with global participants in the pursuit of new decarbonization strategies...
KRONOS Cares is a growing key company initiative, formally established in 2018, to provide employees with opportunities to become more involved in their local communities. At KRONOS, we want employees to have a deep level of attachment to the causes and organizations we support. By investing and caring for our communities, we are providing lasting benefits that will continue to enhance the well-being of local stakeholders for years to come...
“Environmental, social, and governance topics have been a focus for KRONOS since long before they were in the public eye. ‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of our core values.“..
Datasheets and Literature
Here you can find a wide range of datasheets and literature about our products, safety, certifications and much more for download...
|Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium. It has the highest refractive index of any material known to man, even the diamond, and is one of the whitest materials on earth. When produced as a fine powder, it transforms into a pigment that provides maximum whiteness and opacity. TiO2 pigments are used in paints and coatings, plastics, paper, building materials, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, inks and many other commercial products. However, nature does not yield titanium dioxide in a usable form. It must be carefully mined in one of its pure forms, such as rutile beach sand, and refined into a fine uniform particle size. KRONOS uses both the chloride and sulfate production processes to accomplish this.|
At KRONOS more than 100 innovation specialists from interdisciplinary perspectives work together on product and process innovation. These individuals are well-equipped with many years of varying expertise, knowledge, technologies, and analytics. But we believe that long-lasting relationships and productive teamwork with our customers and partners set us apart to create successful product innovations. For KRONOS innovation does not mean the generation of as many new products as possible, but rather we strive for the development of the most suitable solutions to help our customers enhance their products and processes or take their business into the future. At KRONOS the customer is the focus and is actively involved in product development. The collaboration with customers starts very early. Before we start thinking about solution concepts or go into the lab, we work with our customers to spark new ideas or identify important unmet needs where KRONOS can find a solution to create new value for the customer. Our customers are involved in the product development process from concept evaluations to prototype testing to ensure the intended solution satisfies their needs and brings added value...
|Our TiO2 pigment goes into hundreds of articles and surfaces, - from mobile devices to the paint on the wall. Magazine covers, window frames, cars, cosmetics, and most other common place items - that are white or pastel colored contain titanium dioxide. TiO2 also enhances the brilliance of colors.|
Discover our full range of TiO2 grades. Technical details and applications are available for comparison and download to help you to find the right product...
KRONOS 2190 free of TMP and TME
Rutile pigment with high gloss and outstanding opacity for various paint and coating systems
Untreated rutile pigment for vinyl flooring and interior architectural paints
Untreated, coarse rutile without pigmentary properties for electroceramics and welding rods
Special rutile pigment with superior UV-graying stability for decor papers and decorative foils
Rutile pigment for decorative cosmetics and personal care products
Purified anatase pigment for decorative cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
Surface-treated anatase pigment for synthetic fibers and inks
Non-treated anatase pigment for paper pulp and electroceramics
Non-treated anatase pigment for paper pulp and white concrete
High-end rutile pigment for PE melt extrusion coatings and lacing-free blown films
Versatile rutile pigment for various plastic applications
Functionalized rutile pigment with a blue undertone for PC and PC blends
Functionalized rutile pigment with a neutral undertone for PC and PC blends
Rutile pigment for polyolefine masterbatches with very high weather resistance
Benchmark rutile pigment for PVC with excellent weathering resistance and a blue undertone
Benchmark rutile pigment for PVC with excellent weathering resistance and a neutral undertone
Versatile, easily dispersible rutile pigment used primarily in PVC
Rutile pigment for polyolefin masterbatches with a neutral tone and high opacity
Rutile pigment for universal use in flexible and rigid PVC and synthetic rubber
Rutile pigment concentrate with excellent optical properties and storage stability for digital inks
KRONOS Rutile Paper 11
Surface-treated rutile slurry with highest whiteness for paper/cardboard coatings and paper mass
Surface-treated rutile slurry with superior optical properties for exterior and interior coatings
Surface-treated rutile slurry with high opacity & tinting strength for architectural and industrial coatings
Surface-treated rutile slurry with superior optical properties for demanding exterior and interior coatings
Untreated rutile slurry for cardboard coatings, paper pulp and interior paints
Rutile pigment with superior weather durability for architectural and industrial coatings and colored PVC profiles
Zirconia-treated rutile pigment with outstanding optical properties for all demanding exterior coatings
Versatile rutile pigment with excellent optical properties and dispersibility for various indoor coatings
Rutile pigment with high gloss and outstanding opacity for various paint and coating systems
Rutile pigment with highest weather durability for powder and coil coatings and colored PVC profiles
Special rutile pigment matt for paper and board coatings
Special rutile grade for matt architectural paints and inks
Special rutile pigment for highly filled paint systems and plasters
Rutile pigment with superior opacity and high gloss for gravure inks
High gloss rutile pigment for inks, wood and can coatings
Universal rutile pigment with good opacity and a warm undertone
KRONOS titanium dioxide products are designed to deliver long-lasting outstanding performance in a wide range of applications. We design our TiO2 grades to help customers improve and sustain their product value. For more than a century, we have produced and delivered premium quality titanium dioxide. Our first-class chloride and sulfate TiO2 pigments are a result of the constant improvement we have achieved by investing in transformation, enduring partnerships, and innovation. Our broad product portfolio combines the best of two worlds - with our advanced technology we are able to produce TiO2 with both the sulfate and chloride processes. Tailored to deliver the most effective solutions at the right time, our grades add long-term value to customer products in varied and diverse applications. Quality, stability, tinting strength, opacity, and brightness are just a few of the extraordinary attributes our sulfate and chloride grades bring to our customers’ applications. KRONOS products build on the extensive experience and expertise of our people, strengthened with the innovations of today. A unique combination...
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Over 100 years of expertise in TiO2, benchmark products, innovative spirit and outstanding services – this is our promise to you. TiO2 pigment remains for over a century our one and only passion. As a result of our deep technical focus in this field as well as significant investments in our research capabilities and high-end equipment, we know each application in all its facets and will find with you the best possible solution for your business. We work hard to provide the very best experience and go above and beyond your expectation. We believe we are brighter when we work together. Get to know your service teams!..