Profile: Valhi Inc (VHI.N)
27 Mar 2015
Valhi, Inc., incorporated on June 1, 2010, is a holding company. The Company operates through its wholly owned and majority owned subsidiaries, including NL Industries, Inc., Kronos Worldwide, Inc., CompX International Inc. and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS). Kronos, NL and CompX. The Company operates in three segments: Chemicals, Component Products and Waste Management.
The chemicals segment is operated through its majority control of Kronos Worldwide, Inc. Kronos is a global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), TiO2 is used to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity and durability to a wide variety of products, including paints, plastics, paper, fibers and ceramics. Additionally, TiO2 is a critical component of everyday applications, such as coatings, plastics and paper, as well as many specialty products such as inks, foods and cosmetics.
The Company’s operates in the component products industry through its majority control of CompX International Inc. CompX is a manufacturer of engineered components utilized in a variety of applications and industries. CompX manufactures engineered components that are sold to a variety of industries including recreational transportation (including boats), postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, gas stations and vending equipment.
Waste Control Specialists (WCS) LLC is the company’s subsidiary which operates a West Texas facility for the processing, treatment, storage and disposal of a broad range of low-level radioactive, hazardous, toxic and other wastes. WCS obtained a byproduct disposal license and is engaged in the disposal operations at this facility. WCS has also received a low-level radioactive waste disposal license.
The Company competes with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., or Dupont, Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, Inc. (a subsidiary of National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd.), or Cristal; Huntsman Corporation; Tronox Incorporated and Sachtleben Chemie GmbH.
STE 1700, 5430 LBJ FRWY
DALLAS TX 75240