Titanium Dioxide

Pumping Titanium Dioxide

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a naturally-occurring chemical found in minerals such as anatase and brookite, and is used in many industries in a variety of applications. They are widely used in paints and varnishes, dyes, cosmetics, food coloring, and more. Titanium oxide is mostly used in pigment form called titanium white. Although non-flammable, it is extremely abrasive and hence would need the right type of pump. MXQ is a reliable supplier of progressive cavity pumps used for pumping titanium dioxide and other slurries. We have a variety of brands of progressive cavity pumps, such as Moyno, Bornemann, and Netzsch, being supplied to several customers across many industries. Our pumps are of excellent quality and can resist high temperatures and harsh working conditions.

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Titanium oxide is usually made using the chloride or sulfate process. It is a useful chemical and finds applications in diverse sectors from cosmetics and healthcare to pharmaceutical and even as a wood preservative agent. Progressive cavity pumps can be effectively used in pumping titanium oxide among other slurries such as clay and calcium carbonate. Our progressive cavity pumps are chemical and abrasion resistant, and can pump the slurry at the required rate. They are cost effective in the long run and generate substantial pressure

Our progressive cavity pumps have a large application in the chemical sector that includes pumping titanium oxide. Titanium oxide is expensive, hence forming an exact blend is crucial for product quality and consistency. Additionally, titanium dioxide is not soluble in powder form; therefore, it is mixed with a base fluid to form a slurry. Transferring this chemical at the required rate without any error is crucial, and that is where these pumps serve their purpose; because of these features:

  • They have a low pulsation rate and superior suction capabilities.
  • They can transfer semi-solid fluids without any issue, at the required pressure and volume.
  • They are resistant to chemicals, corrosion, and oxidation, and hence suitable in this sector.
  • These pumps are designed to be durable and robust, and meet the required standards of quality and reliability.
  • They are easy to install and operate.

Pumping titanium oxide with the help of progressive cavity pumps is done across industries for various application areas. This chemical is used because of its brightness and high refractive index. These are some of the segments where it is used:

  • Water treatment: TiO2 has refractive properties, and hence is used to aid UV disinfection during water treatment.
  • Cosmetics: It is majorly used in sunscreen lotions.
  • Pulp & paper: TiO2 enhances the strength and opacity of the paper. It also makes the paper look whiter.
  • Plastic and rubber products: It helps reduce cracking and brittleness in plastic and rubber items. It is also used in adhesives.
  • Paints and varnishes: It is added to paints to increase the whiteness and build resistance to sunlight.
  • Daily consumer items: It is used in soaps and toothpastes.
  • Printing inks: It is used as a coloring material in printing inks.
  • Foods: It helps increase the shelf life of food. It protects foods and beverages from UV exposure.
  • Automotive components: It is used as a coloring agent for cars and other vehicles. It makes them look brighter and whiter.
  • Chemical: Pumping of titanium dioxide is integral to many chemical manufacturing companies, from where it is supplied to various other sectors for specific applications.