Russia: titanium-rare metal complex in Murmansk region to cost 14 billion rubles

The integrated chemical and metallurgical complex to produce titanium dioxide, rare and rare earth metals will be created on the basis of the Afrikandskoye deposits in Murmansk region. Investments might total 14 billion rubles. Some 2.5 thousand jobs might be created. When the project reaches full capacity, it could produce 75 thousand tons of titanium…

Russia: UAC and Titanium Vale to create machine processing shop for titanium alloys

The United Aircraft Corporation and the special economic zone Titanium Vale have concluded an agreement to create a shop to machine-process titanium alloy wares.

The shop will increase titanium manufacture in the city of Verkhnyaya Salda. Thus, Russian aircraft constructors will be able to decrease prime cost. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: titanium ore exports down in January 2018

In January Ukraine exported 37.422 thousand tons of titanium-containing ore and concentrate, down by 33.9% YoY, valued at $7.115 million, down by 1.8%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importers were Turkey (45.31%), the Czech Republic (15.73%) and China (10.32%). Last month Ukraine imported 805 tons of titanium-containing ores valued at $163 thousand.…

Ukraine: titanium ore exports up in 2017

Ukraine in 2017 increased exports of titanium-containing ore and concentrate in natural terms by 26% compared to 2016, to 583,772 tons. According to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service, during this period exports of titanium ore and concentrate in monetary terms increased by 25.3%, to $105.235 million. Major exports were made to the…

Russia: scientists create titanium-tantalum alloy

Scientists at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Novosibirsk state technical university have developed a new technology to make titanium-tantalum alloys. As the result they have received a highly corrosion-resistant material, which is only slightly damaged by the aggressive environment. A pilot chemical mini-reactor has been constructed using this technology. After experiments, the term…

Russia: titanium output to grow

In the long-term prospect the titanium products output in Russia will increase, according to reports from the Ti-2017 in CIS conference in the city of Yekaterinburg. The main driver of the output increase and consumption of titanium semi-finished products will be the aerospace industry, while the demand growth is also expected on behalf of energy…

Russia: titanium-makers to gather in Yekaterinburg

Next week Yekaterinburg will host the Ti-2017 in CIS conference, organized by the Titanium association.

The participants will discuss the current world and Russian market situation, the raw materials and mineral base, possible types of machinery to produce titanium and its semi-finished products, as well as 3D-printing of titanium wares. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: titanium output up in January 2017

In January output of raw titanium in Russia increased by 1.3% YoY and by 1.2% MoM.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, titanium semi-finished products (wire, rods and sections) output increased by 13.1% YoY, but dropped by 28.8% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: titanium company hit by sanctions

Dmitry Firtas’ Titanoviye Investicii Company has been affected by sanctions imposed by Ukraine on Russian companies and individuals. The company was registered in June 2014 in Moscow. After the Crimea was annexed by Russia Firtas had to adapt to Russian legislation to avoid the loss of Crimean assets, so the businessman decided to move some…

Russia: titanium output down in January-August 2016

In January-August raw titanium output decreased by 2.71% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, titanium alloys output went up by 13.4%.

In August raw titanium output dropped by 2.6% YoY, while that of titanium alloys increased by 14.8%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: titanium ore exports up in January-August 2016

In January-August Ukraine exported 280.59 thousand tons of titanium-containing ores and concentrate valued at $53.89 million, up by 84.8% and by 45.3% YoY respectively. One of the largest consumers of Ukrainian titanium ores was Russia (44.01%), followed by USA (18.25%) and Czech Republic (12.98%). In 2015 Ukraine exported 295.02 thousand tons of titanium-containing ores and…

Ukraine: titanium ore export-import in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine exported 172.4 thousand tons of titanium-containing ore and concentrate valued at $35.26 million, up by 51.6% and by 27.2% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service, most products went to Russia (42.9%), USA (16.03%) and the Czech Republic (14.82%). In January-June Ukraine imported 2 tons of titanium-containing ore and concentrate from…

Ukraine: titanium ores exports up in January-February 2016

In January-February Ukraine exported 53.58 thousand tons of titanium-containing ores and concentrate, up 2.2 times YoY.

Ukraine: Austria investigating uranium and titanium sales

Austria suspects Bollwerk AG and Steuermann GmbH, controlled by the people’s deputy Nikolay Martynenko, of reselling uranium and titanium at high prices abroad, to Russia in particular.

Ukraine: titanium ore supplied to Russia

Ukraine started supplying titano-ferrite to Russia. The titanium ore is supplied to Russia’s VSMPO-AVISMA from Volnogorsky Mining and Processing Works, the press service of VSMPO-AVISMA said. The first lot of titano-ferrite has already been received.

Ukraine makes progress in titanium export

In January the Ukrainian titanium industry raised titan ore and concentrate export 2.9 times YoY to almost 31,000 tons.
The Russian Federation, China and Czech Republic were among the key customers with 34.7%, 25.6% and 19.5% in total sales respectively. (SteelGuru)