International Titanium Powder to become Cristal Metals Inc.

October 2, 2012

October 2, 2012

Cristal US Inc, operating as International Titanium Powder (ITP) has announced that it is changing its name to Cristal Metals Inc.

“This change will streamline our approach to the market and help us to improve our way of working with our partners, and we look forward to building on our success” stated Rene Cooper, Technical Sales, Cristal Metals Inc.

In 2008 ITP was acquired by Cristal US, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Cristal Global). Cristal has extensive experience in the titanium industry with seven plants around the world.

“The introduction of Cristal Metals is an outward sign of the dedication and commitment of Cristal to supplying titanium. Cristal is bringing ITP into the family of companies that is now fully integrated and manages titanium from ore to end product,” added Cooper.

ITP manufactures titanium powders using the patented Armstrong Process®, offering high capacity production of high quality titanium powder with the ability to produce both commercially pure and alloy powders. The Armstrong Process® technology enables the production of lower cost titanium components through the efficiencies of the Powder Metallurgy processes.


The titanium metal value chain highlighting the advantage of Cristal Metals Armstrong process (Courtesy Cristal Metals)

The process begins with titanium tetrachloride that is reacted to form solid titanium powder and sodium chloride (common table salt). This powder could be used in traditional melt-to-billet processes, allowing use of the product in the current value chain. However, the powder is better utilised in direct non-melt consolidation to final end product. ITP owns all rights to the Armstrong Process® technology, which can be used for production of a wide range of metals, alloys and ceramics.

The Armstrong Process® technology eliminates the need to process sponge, thereby reducing supply chain cycle time, energy consumption, manufacturing costs and environmental impact. 


Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor, [email protected]   

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