Many industries opt for titanium due to its material advantages such as high strength, corrosion resistance, light weight, and good thermal conductivity.
TIMET has been a long-time major supplier of titanium to the water and desalination industry through an exclusive relationship with Valtimet (www.valtimet.com). Titanium tubes are used to purify seawater in systems throughout the world, including Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and the islands of the Caribbean.
Many chemical processing operations specify titanium to increase equipment life. It offers life-cycle cost advantages over copper, nickel and stainless steel grades, while providing initial cost advantages over materials such as high-nickel alloys, tantalum and zirconium.
Medical Device Manufacturing
Medical manufacturers use titanium in the production of hip and knee prostheses, heart valves, spinal implants, dental implants and more because it is bio-compatible and offers high reliability.
Titanium is used for structural components such as beams, panels and roofs for commercial and residential buildings. The dramatic curved facade of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain is sheathed entirely in titanium cladding.
Manufacturers of sporting goods use titanium for equipment such as golf clubs, tennis rackets, lacrosse stick shafts, helmet grills and bicycle frames, as well as sport wheelchair frames. Titanium tent poles, cookware, utensils and lanterns appeal to backpackers due to their light weight.