The EU Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, in the titanium dioxide pigment market (Tronox / Cristal)

Mergers: Commission approves Tronox's acquisition of Cristal, subject to conditions* The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Cristal by Tronox, both major suppliers of titanium dioxide pigment. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Tronox. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "Titanium dioxide pigment is an essential ingredient in many consumer products, including paper laminate used in furniture and interiors. Tronox and Cristal are two of the four major players in this market but we can approve their merger because the companies offered a suitable remedy that fully addresses our competition concerns. This decision will ensure that these products can continue to be

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European Commission, The EU Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, in the titanium dioxide pigment market (Tronox / Cristal), 4 July 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2018, Art. N° 87375

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