oa CSIR Science Scope - Piloting a titanium metal production process : towards a new titanium sector
|Article Title||Piloting a titanium metal production process : towards a new titanium sector|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Author||Dawie Van Vuuren|
|Publication Date||Apr 2012|
|Pages||28 - 29|
To date, no organisation in the world has been able to produce titanium powder directly in a continuous manner on a commercial scale from titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4 - the usual precursor used for titanium metal production). The CSIR has developed a process that can do just this, and will be setting up a pilot plant in the near future.
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