Quebec-based Argex Titanium Inc. recently hosted a meeting with the general secretary of the China National Coatings Industry Association, an association which represents nearly fifty titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturers in China, at which Chinese representatives expressed great interest in Argex technology. Argex has developed a process for the production of TiO2 that provides a significant cost and environmental advantage over current legacy TiO2 production methods. The environmental benefets of Argex's technology also address recent restrictions in the production of TiO2 Chinese authorities have made. TiO2 has a wide range of industrial application, including as a white pigment. The Chinese TiO2 industry accounts for an estimated total capacity of 3.2 million tonnes and is growing at 6% to 8% annually.