In the midst of rising global temperatures, a new, innovative use of titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) could enable millions of people to beat the heat in urban settings.

What is titanium dioxide?

Titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) is a bright white substance used primarily as a vivid colourant in a wide array of common products.

TiO2 is the chemical formula for titanium dioxide


Titanium dioxide has been approved for use in Europe for a century, with studies repeatedly showing no harmful effects to the public or workers.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) is one of the most versatile compounds in the world and is found in an extraordinarily diverse range of products and technologies we see and use every day, including paint, plastics, cosmetics, sunscreens, glass, and even catalytic converters. Its varied properties mean it can be used in many ways, for example as a vibrant white colourant, to protect from UV radiation, and to reduce pollution.