Titanium is a metal known for its high strength-to-weight ratio as well as being resistant to corrosion by sea water, aqua regia, and chlorine.
Titanium Dioxide is the most common form and is primarily used as a white pigment.
Titanium Dichloride is used as a catalyst in the manufacture of propylene.
Most of the titanium ore is refined into titanium dioxide, which is used as a white pigment in paints for the construction market, but is also used in the paper, plastics, and fabric (including cleanroom wipers) industries.The aerospace and automobile markets use titanium for its high strength-to-weight ratio and high corrosion, fatigue and crack resistance.
Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Naturally occuring minerals: anatase, brookite, ilmenite, perovskite, rutile and titanite
Hydrochloric acid (by product)
Down Stream Materials Consuming Titanium/Titanium Dioxide:
Alloys: Stainless steel, aluminium, vanadium, copper, iron, manganese, and molybdenum,
Pigment (Paint, paper, fabrics, plastics)