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As the economy continues to recover, demand for titanium products remains strong
t is well known that titanium offers unrivalled corrosion and heat resistance. However, for cost reasons its use is usually reserved only for the severest applications. This article looks at two industries (aerospace and desalination) where titanium has proved competitive with other metals. In desalination, titanium is sought after for its unrivalled erosion, corrosion and heat resistance. In aerospace demand for a light, strong metal that is compatible with composites virtually guarantees a mar...
High expectations: the aerospace industry is driving titanium sales and innovation
High expectations: the aerospace industry is driving titanium sales and innovation The aerospace industry has been hit by recession and the Icelandic volcano eruptions. Now signs show titanium sales are likely to increase further, argues James Chater The aerospace industry was hit by the recession of 2007-9 and also by disruption caused by the Icelandic volcano eruptions in April and May 2010. With the recession over and, assuming that delays in the production of the Boeing 787 are in the past, ...
Optimism fades, but titanium remains essential in many applications
Throughout most of 2008, the titanium industry continued to ride high on the back of an expected increase in both supply and demand. This optimism has been somewhat dissipated of late, but James Chater believes demand will continue for this noblest of metals....
The shape of things to come: titanium loses sparkle but retains allure
Writing in 2009, James Chater found titanium to be in the doldrums. However, it remains a strategic metal in aerospace as well as other areas such as medicine, oil and gas, luxury items, architecture and the automobile industry...
Titanium and aerospace: two interdependent industries
The aerospace industry is the No. 1 customer for titanium products. Conversely, titanium is indispensable in modern aircraft, so its availability is a strategic priority for many governments. In 2009, Stainless Steel World surveyed the role of titanium in modern aircraft and outlined recent alloy and technology developments....
Titanium has bounced back and is here to stay
With the global recession officially declared dead – albeit with a delay of 15 months! – titanium is back in demand. James Chater assesses growth sectors amd looks at innovations in the titanium supply chain....
Titanium: a global rush is underway to secure supplies
In 2008, titanium supplies were expected to remain tight thanks to the boom in aerospace. James Chater checked out how companies were gearing up for this increased demand by expanding their manufacturing base and creating integrated supply chains to protect themselves against scarcity...
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