DuPont develops new lower-cost process for titanium powder

October 9, 2007

DuPont Titanium Technologies, based in Wilmington, Delaware, said to be the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) – a white pigment used widely in the coatings, plastics and paper industries, has developed a new process for making high-purity titanium metal powder that could reduce cost and substantially boost efficiency in parts manufacturing.

The new process, information on which was not revealed but which was developed with Honeywell Electronic Materials, makes titanium metal powder which can then be pressed or injection moulded into desired shapes. ‘This new technology makes titanium more affordable so more industries will now be able to harness its strength and weight advantages,’ said Rick Olson, Vice President and General Manager of DuPont Titanium Technologies.

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