TOR Specialty Minerals seeks to maintain a leading position as a worldwide producer of specialty mineral products through the continual development of high value, cost-effective product solutions designed to satisfy customer specific requirements. In line with its initiative the company focuses on strong technical support & flexibility in its plant operations. 

Working in close cooperation with customers, the Sales/ R&D/ Production team effort is supported by management, which strives to create an open & rewarding environment for achieving success.

We are committed to the stringent Quality Control of our products and have established laboratories at each of our global plant sites. Worldwide product distribution and service is ensured through dedicated regional Sales, Customer Service and Logistics.

We are a well connected international corporation in which every employee is important, every provider is well treated and every client is unique. For these reasons, we have built strong, efficient and long lasting relationships with our stakeholders.

Our Vision

We strive to be acknowledged as the premier specialty minerals company across the industry.

Our Mission

Our Values


North America

Corporate Headquarters
TOR Minerals International Inc.
615 N Upper Broadway, Suite 410
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Tel: 1 361 883 5591
Fax: 1 361 882 1033


TP&T (TOR Processing & Trade) B.V.
Burgemeester Moslaan 13
8051 CP Hattem
The Netherlands
Tel: 31 (0) 38 338 8657
Fax: 31 (0) 38 444 6207
VAT No. NL809766607B01
Chamber of Commerce Zwolle: 5068384


TOR Minerals Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
4 1/2 Miles, Lahat Road,
30200 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel: 605 322 3536
Fax: 605 321 3169


  • 1973

    Founded by the Benelite Corporation in Corpus Christi, Texas to develop HITOX TiO2 pigment from synthetic rutile made from the “Benelite Process”

  • 1980

    The company was spun off and named HITOX Corporation of America

  • 2000

    The company was renamed TOR Minerals International, Inc.
    Acquired Malaysian Titanium Sdn. Bhd., TOR’s major synthetic rutile supplier and re-named it TOR Minerals Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

  • 2001

    Acquired TP&T (TOR Processing & Trade) B.V.- Netherlands, providing a new line of specialty alumina products and unique processing technology, as well as a European base for future sales expansion

  • 2011

    TP&T B.V.- Netherlands completes major expansion project, providing 50% capacity increase to address growing requirements and new business.

  • 2017

    Production of HITOX and TIOPREM TiO2 pigments are consolidated at TOR Minerals Malaysia plant.

  • 2021

    Divested of commodity ATH and barium sulfate operation assets in Corpus Christi, Texas.


    Focus on sales and further investment in high-value mineral product specialties, doing business as TOR Specialty Minerals. TOR’s headquarters are in Corpus Christi, Texas, with plants in Ipoh, Malaysia and Hattem, The Netherlands.


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