Cristal is a worldwide market leader in the production of titanium dioxide (Ti02). We are also the largest producer of merchant titanium chemicals, a leading manufacturer of specialty titanium products and a fast-growing producer of mineral sands and titanium metal powder.
We are specialists in titanium dioxide, the brightest white pigment with the highest opacity of any commercial product. TiO₂ is used to impart whiteness and opacity to paints, plastics, paper and in many other smaller applications. As well as supplying TiO₂ in its raw and ultrafine forms, we put it to use in a range of titanium chemicals and metals. We also supply chemicals and secondary products such as acids, salts and gases.
We employ nearly 4,500 employees and with manufacturing and sales activities spanning five continents we have one of our industry’s most diverse global footprints. Cristal is also the only company to dedicate all of its energy and resources to the continuous delivery of innovative titanium products and services. As a business we are inspired by the brilliance of titanium, and our collective passion for improving our products drives us to provide great opportunities and safe environments for our communities.
Cristal is an active member of the communities where we live and work. We support our family members to give back to their local communities as well as those further afield. This takes different forms in different countries, and can range from volunteering and charitable donations to judging school science projects.
The work we do is incredibly varied, and no one location will ever capture the diversity of our multinational operation. What each site does reflect, however, is the culture and values we share. So this video exploring our Stallingborough and Ashtabula sites in the UK and US will give you an excellent idea of what life at Cristal is really like.