Titanium is being increasingly used in our modern society. It is light, strong and corrosion-resistant. These properties allow it to be used in the aerospace industry, building industry, sports goods industry and as implants in a number of surgical procedures.
Uses of titanium
Titanium is as strong as steel but 45% lighter. It is corrosion-resistant due to the presence of a thin oxide coating on the surface of the metal.
Due to excellent resistance to seawater, it is used in offshore rigs, ships’ propellers and rigging, and desalination plants. Because titanium is lightweight, stable, heat-resistant and easy to work with, it also finds many uses in aviation and aerospace applications.
Kenmare Resources plc (LON:KMR) is an established mining company, which operates the Moma Titanium Minerals Mine, located on the north east coast of Mozambique.