MONTREAL, Quebec –Argex Titanium Inc. has entered into a long-term supply agreement with PPG Industries Inc. relating to titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment suitable for various end-use applications by PPG.

The supply agreement and a concurrently executed research services agreement between PPG and Argex, whereby PPG will provide continued research and development support to both optimize Argex pigment grade TiO2 for paints and coatings and combine PPG’s coatings technology and expertise with Argex’s TiO2 proprietary processing technology, replace the collaboration agreement signed by the two parties that was announced in April, 2012.

PPG previously manufactured TiO2 using the chloride process at its former Natrium, WV, chemicals plant and sold TiO2 pigment for coatings and other end-use applications.