Iluka's Product and Technical Development capabilities are designed to enhance the company's product offering and technical support to customers, while also applying a greater focus to research and development efforts to improve the technical capabilities of Iluka's mineral sands activities.

There are significant opportunities available to Iluka in the market place associated with an increased emphasis on innovation, product development and technology enhancement. Iluka sees this as providing benefits for both the company and its customers, in being able to offer a wider range of products which are better suited to individual market sectors and which Iluka can produce efficiently.

The technical development focus includes technological advances which support existing production; which serve to improve recoveries; ensure the "benchmarking" of best practice across the company, as well as investigating the means to utilise spare or idled capacity.