Titanium is a lustrous transition metal with a silver color, low density, and high strength. It is a strong and lightweight refractory metal. Titanium is resistant to corrosion in sea water, aqua regia and chlorine.
Alloys of titanium are critical to the aerospace industry but, due to their numerous unique properties, are also used in medical, chemical and military applications, as well as in sporting goods.
Characteristics of Titanium:
• Excellent corrosion resistance
• Strong and light
• Less expandable
• Good reflector of infrared radiation
Applications of Titanium:
• Pigments, additives, and coatings
• Aerospace and marine
• Nuclear waste storage
• Industrial applications
• Power generation
• Chemical processing