25-May-2011 - Tronox Incorporated

Tronox Announces Price Increase for Sodium Chlorate

Tronox Incorporated on behalf of its subsidiary companies, announced a price increase of $60 per ton for sodium chlorate, effective immediately. The price increase applies to list prices or as contracts allow. This pricing action is driven by continued increases in manufacturing costs from rising energy prices and other key cost drivers in the production of sodium chlorate.

Tronox produces sodium chlorate at its facility in Hamilton, Mississippi. It is used primarily by the pulp and paper industries in an environmentally preferred pulp bleaching process.

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