The expertise of Ti-Cons is the complete know-how for the production of titanium dioxide (TiO2). This product is the most widely used white colour pigment(see Wikipedia for more details).
We deliver all the necessary technology for the implementation of the production of titanium dioxide, either for whole plants or plant subsections (see section Technology).
The variety of our services ranges from engineering (from basic to detail), construction supervision, commissioning, training and operation to after sales support. We cover all topics like process-, civil-, mechanical- and automation-engineering (see section Engineering and Consulting).
Since its foundation in 2005, Ti-Cons has grown into a leader in our field.
Our team is composed of experts who enjoy an experience in this industry that can be counted in decades Team).
Our customer-base is spread all over the world (see section Projects), even if our main region of activity is China.
DRAHEIM Ingenieure Planungsgesellschaft mbH
China ENFI Engineering Corporation
TRT (S&A) Ingenieurbüro GmbH
On Jan 6, 2022, Largo Titanio Ltd and Ti-Cons sign Contract for Know-How for FEED (Front End Engineering Design) for a 30,000 t/a sulphate plant.
Lomon Billions and Ti-Cons signed on May 27, 2020 a contract for technical cooperation.
Lomon Billions is the largest producer of TiO2 pigment in China and the third largest producer of TiO2 pigment in the World.
The fields of cooperation are:
- Environmental protection
- Smart plan
TNG ltd (Perth, Australia) and Ti-Cons GmbH signed on August 5, 2019 a contract for the delivery of the know-how package for the production of TiO2 pigment for the Mount Peak project of TNG.
The technology will be used in the pigment section of the processing plant which is planned to be located in Darwin, Australia .The pigment plant will use the sulphate route and the planned capacity is 100,000 kt/a.
Ti-Cons will participate in the currently running FEED study and, after successful financing of the project by TNG, in the subsequent construction, training and commissioning phase.
See as well https://www.tngltd.com.au/
We added a declaration regarding our intellectual properties.
We solemnly declare that the technology we transfer to our customers in the course of our business, whether in whole or in part, is our intellectual property.
Our customers are allowed to use it within the scope of the contract authorization and regulations. Other parties have no right to possess, plagiarize and use our technology, including documents and materials, in any form.
As for the possible illegal sale, possession, plagiarism and use of our technology, documents and materials, we will take the necessary legal means to investigate the legal and economic responsibilities of the relevant persons or parties.
Lomon Billions and Ti-Cons signed on February 28th, 2019 a letter of intent for further cooperation in the area technology transfer and production optimization
We founded the Ti-Cons GmbH registered at the District Court of Cologne with the number HRB 96538.
The GmbH will bundle the activities of Ti-Cons Weiland und Partner Management Consultants and the Dr. Bonath und Partner und Management Consultants in order to deliver even better benefit to our customers.
Note: GmbH is an abbreviation of the German phrase Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, which means “company with limited liability.” GmbH is the equivalent of “Ltd.” (limited) used in the United Kingdom, and is the most common form of incorporation in Germany.
Ti-Cons Weiland und Partner signed with Australian company TNG Limited (see http://www.tngltd.com.au/) a Binding Heads of Agreement for the supply of a know-how package for a TiO2 pigment plant.
The raw material for the TiO2 pigment plant is produced by the TIVAN® process, developed and owned by TNG, which produces, next to TiO2, high-purity vanadium pentoxide (V2O5). The TiVAN® process is described here: http://www.tngltd.com.au/projects/mount_peake_fe_v_ti/tivan.phtml.
Ti-Cons intends to provide a commercial contract for the above-mentioned technology package including engineering, construction/procurement support, training and commissioning.
Ti-Cons took part on April 24-26, 2018 at the „2018 International Titanium Industry Green Manufacturing and Material Conference“.
Ti-Cons made a presentation with the title “Security of the CP process”.
During the 2017 Annual Meeting of China TiO2 Industry in Chongqing on November 18-20, 2017, Christian Weiland, the managing partner of Ti-Cons, was interviewed by Mr. Albert Li from Industrial Minerals.
Photos of the conference can be viewed here.
The interview can be read here and down here:
1. What does Ti-Cons do?
We are consultants and technology provider for the production of TiO2 pigment using both the sulphate and the chloride route including the necessary post treatment. We deliver the necessary engineering for construction, train the staff of the customer, do the start-up and provide after sales support.
2. Why did you come to China to attend this TiO2 meeting in Chongqing?
Ti-Cons has successfully implemented the chloride process (CP) with two Chinese leading companies already, which are Yunnan Xinli and Lomon Billions in the past few years. We attended this meeting to meet TiO2 producers which are interested in our technological expertise.
3. What do you think of the Chinese TiO2 industry?
Right now, the Chinese government is not only encouraging CP technology which is more efficient, costs less energy and produces less wastes compared to traditional sulphate TiO2 technology, but also is conducting severe environmental protection inspection throughout the year and it will get stricter.
In addition, CP technology has always been dominated by competitors outside China, and the Chinese producers are working hard for breakthrough but the status is not satisfactory right now. Now there are only four producers in China using CP technology but their output is very small compared to the sulphate route.
4. What is the position for Ti-Cons in China?
We think now is a good time for Ti-Cons to strengthen our position in China as we are the only successful TiO2technology provider, at least for CP, and more TiO2 companies are in talks with us, either needing consulting services or willing to establish a future cooperation.
5. What are the changes in recent years in the TiO2 industry?
We can really see that environmental inspection had a great impact in the TiO2 industry in China. In the past, when talking to a producer, we were asked “what is the fee for the technology, is it expensive, we don’t have enough fund, etc” and environmental aspects came afterwards. But now, people will ask us first “how effective can your technology deal with wastes and by-products?”. Now they care more about environmental issues than investment, but of course this is related to the good profits they made since 2016 when TiO2 price kept rising. Let me note that our technology is state of the art regarding the environment too.
We, the partners of Ti-Cons, have a sad news to share. Dr. Jendro lost his fight against cancer and passed away on August 22, 2017.
Dr. Lailach and Dr. Jendro founded Ti-Cons in 2005 with the vision to offer the knowhow for the production of TiO2-pigment in China and to implement the first high-end CP plant in the PRC. The first projects were knowhow transfers in the area of SP and were very useful for him to understand the country and the local industry. In 2007, Dr. Jendro, C.J. Weiland and Dr. Fan could sign the first contract for the new CP plant, including PT, of Yunnan Xinli. The contract included the delivery of the detail engineering for CP, the basic engineering for PT, training, start-up and after sales support for a 60.000 tpy plant in Lufeng, Yunnan. In 2012, the second contract for the CP plant, including PT as well, was signed with Henan Billions (HB) for their 100.000 tpy plant in Jiaozuo. The scope of the delivery was similar to Xinli. In 2013, the plant of Xinli was successfully started up by Dr. Jendro and his partners. In 2015, the start-up of the plant of HB was completed by Dr. Jendro and his partners and the line is producing since then appreciable amount of product with, for China, unreached quality.
Ti-Cons will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continue the work of the “pioneer of CP technology in China”.
In a process, initiated by Dr. Jendro in 2016, Ti-Cons will strengthen their organization and their technology even more to meet the increasing demand of the world market.
Ti-Cons took part on April 20-22, 2017 at the „2017 International Titanium Industry Green Manufacturing and Material Conference“.
Ti-Cons was made a presentation with the title “Implementation of German CP Technology in China”.
Ti-Cons is pleased to announce the signature of a cooperation agreement with China ENFI Engineering Company, Beijing.
ENFI and Ti-Cons have successfully worked together for several years now. ENFI was part of both of our chloride projects and extended their expertise and responsibility in CP over the years. The cooperation which both sides committed to now was the next step to do.
The two parties will cooperate all over the world and exclusively for the Chinese market.
The field of cooperation includes the chloride process (CP) and the related post-treatment (PT) process. The cooperation can also include the sulphate process (SP).
The two parties will develop a common marketing and combine their products and services to satisfy the requirements of the market.
ENFI and Ti-Cons are sole project partners to each other for cooperation in China regarding the implementation of Ti-Cons’s CP technology for new lines. Project cooperation of new lines includes technology package, engineering, equipment supply, construction, training and commissioning.