Trimex Industries commenced operations in 1985 in India, focussing mainly on production and export of Barite, Bentonite, and has since then diversified its mineral operations into all areas of the mineral value chain, including a recent foray into the extraction of heavy minerals via Trimex Sands.

The company trades in industrial minerals such as Barite, Bentonite, Bauxite, Gypsum, Dolomite, Rock Phosphate, Iron Ore and so on, for the Oil Drilling, Cement, Ceramic, Glass, Fertilisers, Iron & Steel Industries. The company client base includes world leaders like Halliburton, Schlumberger, Hindustan Lever, Coromondel Fertilsers Ltd, NPCC, Abu Dhabi, among many others.

Trimex Group identified the Titanium related business as an opportunity with great future and went on to identify suitable deposits from the year 1999. After successfully getting all required clearances on one of its Major deposits, Trimex started its journey towards goal of setting up an integrated World Class Titanium Complex in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Trimex Sands Pvt. Ltd (TSPL) has been granted a mining lease for Srikurmam deposit covering an area of 7.2 sq kms stretch of coastline in the Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. TSPL has set up Mining and Mineral separation facilities in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh to produce various heavy minerals i.e Ilmenite (200,000 TPA), Rutile (5,000 TPA), Zircon (5,000 TPA), Garnet (50,000 TPA) and Sillimanite (50,000 TPA) from beach sands based on the Srikurmam deposit.

Trimex Sands is expanding their business interest at Kalingapatnam-Bhavanapadu Mineral Deposit, which is adjacent to Srikurmam deposit. The company has also been granted prospecting license for an area of 40 sq kms at Kalingapatnam-Bhavanapadu. The company have completed the prospecting within the granted area and based on the Prospecting report have applied for Mining lease. The applications for mining leases are under process. The detailed feasibility study has been commissioned for beneficiating 300,000 MTPA of Ilmenite with SRK Consultants, U.K and Bateman Minerals, South Africa. The Definitive Feasibility Study is scheduled to be completed by Jan 2011 and project execution will commence from June 2011.

As a part of Trimex Sands growth plans, it is in the final stage of negotiations with technology providers for setting up the largest titanium dioxide pigment plant (60,000 MTPA), Ti-Slag (145,000 MTPA) and Ti-Metal (10,000 MTPA), first of its kind in the country in the Private Sector at an estimated cost of Rs.4,000 crores.


Trimex Group has set up Mining and Mineral separation facilities based on the existing Srikurmam deposit in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh to produce heavy minerals i.e Ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon, Garnet and Sillimanite. Srikurmam mineral sand deposit lie on the Andhra Pradesh coastal line, east on Bay of Bengal and it is 15 Km away from Srikakulam, the District Head quarter in Andhra Pradesh. Mining lease for an area of 7.2 Sq.Km in Srikurmam near Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. The Mining lease is distributed to two adjacent deposits viz Vatchavalasa and Tonangi. Mining and mineral separation facilities based on the Srikurmam deposit constructed through EPC contract by Walchand Nagar Industries Limited, Pune along with the Technology Provider being Downer EDI Mining, Australia. The production capacities of the current Project are

Ilmenite 200,000 TPA
Rutile 6,000 TPA

Ilmenite and rutile are ores of titanium--a metal that`s strong (as strong as steel and twice as strong as aluminum) lightweight, non-corrosive, able to withstand temperature extremes (especially its high melting point 1800 K). Titanium alloys find many applications in high tech airplanes, missiles, space vehicles and even in surgical implants.

Zircon 6,000 TPA

Zircon flour plays a major role in the production of ceramics; Zirconium oxide is a common refractory material. Zircon sand is commercially extracted for the metal zirconium that is used as an abrasive and insulation.

Garnet 60,000 TPA

Garnet sand is a good abrasive and a common replacement for silica sand in sand blasting. Mixed with very high pressure water garnet is used to cut steel and other materials in water jets. Garnet sand is also used for water filtration media.

Sillimanite 50,000 TPA

Sillimanite is considered the best raw material for the manufacture of high alumina refractories. Sillimanite powder mixed with high-grade china-clay is used in the manufacture of high voltage spark plugs and insulating materials.

The company draws power from a dedicated 33KV power line installed at Chilakapalem sub-station 40 km away. The company also has Diesel Generators for captive and 100 % power backup. Water is drawn from the nearest river source through a dedicated 9 Km Pipe line laid by the company. Trimex has ensured utility requirements i.e Power, Water, Road etc. for effective running of the plant. The most environmental friendly mining methodology is being adopted by the company. After processing of raw sand and separation of heavy minerals, sand is pumped back by mechanised way to the mined out area for back filling.

Trimex is proud to announce
• Successful commissioning of one of the largest mineral separation plant for Heavy mineral separation from Beach sands in Indian Sub-continent.
• World`s unique plant which separates 5 minerals i.e Ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon, Garnet and Sillimanite.
• World`s highest capacity of producing Sillimanite and Garnet.