Ilmenite Sand

Ilmenite Sand

23 May, 2023

Ilmenite sand is a valuable raw material renowned for its diverse industrial applications. As a naturally occurring mineral, ilmenite is primarily composed of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and iron oxide (FeO), often found alongside other heavy minerals such as rutile, zircon, and monazite in mineral sands deposits.

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With its distinct properties, ilmenite sand is widely utilized in industries such as pigment production and titanium metal manufacturing. It plays a crucial role in the pigment industry, serving as a key raw material for producing titanium dioxide pigments.

Moreover, ilmenite serves as a major source of titanium metal, vital for high-tech industries. Through chemical and metallurgical processes, ilmenite is converted into titanium sponge, the precursor for titanium metal production.

Major deposits of ilmenite sand are found in coastal regions worldwide, including Australia, India and South Africa.


Titanium Dioxide Pigment:

Ilmenite is a primary source for the production of titanium dioxide pigment, which is extensively utilized in paints and welding eletrodes.

Intermediate Products:

Ilmenite is used in the manufacture of intermediate products like Synthetic Rutile and TiO2 slag. These materials undergo further processing to produce high-quality titanium dioxide pigment, enhancing its brightness and purity for various applications.

Ferro Titanium Alloys:

Ilmenite contributes to the production of ferro titanium alloys, which are used as alloying agents in steel manufacturing to improve strength, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance in automotive, aerospace, and construction industries.

Welding Electrodes:

Ilmenite is incorporated into welding electrodes, where it serves as a coating material to enhance arc stability, weld quality, and resistance to corrosion in various welding applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and construction.


Grade : (TiO2) 50% Guaranteed

TiO250% Min
SiO22% Max
S0.005% Max