Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
TOR Minerals International, Inc. ("TOR", "we", "us", "our" or the "Company") is a global specialty chemical company engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing mineral products for use as pigments, pigment extenders, functional fillers and flame retardants used in the manufacture of paints, coatings, plastics and catalysts. We were organized by Benilite Corporation of America ("Benilite") in 1973. Benilite, which was incorporated in Delaware in 1969, developed the then patented "Benilite process" for producing synthetic rutile ("SR"), the principal ingredient used in the manufacture of HITOX® (high-grade titanium dioxide), from ilmenite ore. Benilite licensed and helped design several synthetic rutile plants located throughout the world which utilize this process (including the plant located in Ipoh, Malaysia, owned by the Company, as discussed below). ... More ...