Founded in 1973 by Benelite Corporation of America to develop and produce HITOX TiO2 pigment from synthetic rutile made from the “Benelite Process”, the company was spun off and named HITOX Corporation of America in 1980. In December 1988, the company became publically owned and traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TORM.
In 2000, the company was renamed TOR Minerals International, Inc. indicating its strategic direction and global focus. The company acquired its major synthetic rutile supplier, Malaysian Titanium Sdn. Bhd. and renamed it TOR Minerals Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. This purchase insured TOR control over its primary supply chain and afforded the opportunity to develop new products.
In 2001, TOR acquired TP&T B.V.- Netherlands, renaming it TOR Processing & Trade B.V. TP&T provided a new line of Specialty Aluminas with access to new markets and customers, as well as unique processing technology that could be applied to other TOR products. It also provided a base for future sales expansion.
TOR Minerals is a global producer of High Performance, Specialty Mineral products, focused on product innovation and technical support. Our mission is to bring high value products and superior levels of service to customers to help ensure their success.