TOR Minerals International, Inc. (TOR) is a global specialty chemical company engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing mineral products for use as pigments, pigment extenders, functional fillers and flame retardants used in the manufacture of paints, coatings, plastics and catalysts. The Company�s United States manufacturing plant, located in Corpus Christi, Texas, is situated on the north side of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and has its own dock frontage at the plant. It also utilizes the Bulk Terminal, operated by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, to discharge bulk shipments of synthetic rutile (SR) and Barite from cargo vessels directly into trucks for delivery to its plant. HITOX, BARTEX, HALTEX, OPTILOAD and TIOPREM are all produced at this location. Its Asian Operation, TOR Minerals Malaysia, Sdn. Bhd. (TMM) is located in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, close to the port of Lumut. TMM is a processor of local ilmenite, upgrading it to SR.