Titanium has the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element, and it is used in wide variety of sectors, including aerospace, national defense, chemical processing, desalination, automotive, health care, communications, sporting goods, and many others. Titanium in its oxide form also is used in the manufacture of pigments in paints, plastics and paper, and is a photocatalyst.
Phase at Room Temp.
1941 K (1668°C or 3034°F)
3560 K (3287°C or 5949°F)
4.5 grams per cubic centimeter
Major Uses of Titanium
The primarily use by volume for titanium today is in pigments in paints, plastics and paper. It also is used to make strong and lightweight metal alloys.
National Defense Uses
Titanium has a wide range of applications in national defense technologies, such as in strong, lightweight alloys for aerospace, armor, chemical processing, marine hardware, medical implants, power generation, and others.
Titanium Markets Can Expand
Global markets for titanium are large, and have significant capacity to expand.
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