| New York Stock Exchange: VHI
Valhi, Inc. operates as a holding company. It operates through its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries, including NL Industries, Inc., Kronos Worldwide, Inc., CompX International Inc., and Waste Control Specialists LLC. The company operates business through three segments: Chemicals, Component Products, and Waste Management. The Chemicals segment is operated through its majority control of Kronos Worldwide. Kronos Worldwide produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments TiO2, a base industrial product used in a diverse range of customer applications and end-use markets, including coatings, plastics, paper, food, cosmetics, inks, textile fibers, rubber, pharmaceuticals, glass, ceramics, and other industrial and consumer markets. The Component Products segment operates in the component products industry through its majority control of CompX International. It manufactures security products, precision ball bearing slides and ergonomic computer support systems used in the office furniture, transportation, tool storage and other industries. The Waste Management segment operates by Waste Control Specialists, the company's subsidiary a West Texas facility for the processing, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous, toxic and certain types of low-level radioactive waste. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.