TI METAL PROJECT

STEP INTO NEW ERA OF TITANIUM
Velta is the first company in the world to build a vertically integrated titanium-production system from feedstock to final titanium products, based on its own innovative technology.
2017
launch of R&D
$3,5M
R&D investments
2
approved domestic patents
1
approved US patent
500 tpa
pilot plant of finished titanium goods production design & engineering works completed
10 000 tpa
plant of finished titanium goods production design & engineering works completed
4 years
until full implementation
Scientific breakthrough
Velta RD Titan
Titanium production traditionally has required the energy-consuming, costly, and low-output Kroll process. It involves the creation of a large amount of chemical waste, including CO2, and the use of chlorine, which only contributes to the globe’s environmental challenges.
Velta hired the best Ukrainian scientific experts in metallurgy and chemistry to launch an R&D facility to completely rethink the way titanium is produced.
Through an intensive five-year R&D effort, we have succeeded in developing and patenting a revolutionary technology that provides cutting-edge methods for obtaining titanium metal powder at significantly lower cost and with far fewer carbon emissions.
NEW TECHNOLOGY
Velta Ti Process
Velta Ti Process revolutionary technology has significant advantages over the outdated Kroll method, which is energy-intensive, expensive, and inefficient.
Faster
Reduced carbon footprint
High value-added by-products
No solid or liquid waste
Air emission limitations
No Cl2
ADVANTAGES OF VELTA TI PROCESS
1.
The cost of titanium powder, obtained with the new method, is 3 to 4 times lower compared to the Kroll-PREP process.
2.
The outdated method has high Buy-to-Fly ratio with an industry average of about 10:1 this means the efficiency of material usage is low, or each 1 kg of the final part requires 10 kg of material to make it.
3.
Velta Ti Process has high economic efficiency having 1.5:1 Buy-to-Fly ratio. The material is produced in a near-net shape. The technology allows manufacturing of different types of titanium metal powders at a lower cost.
4.
The final product of Velta’s cutting-edge method is a high-quality titanium powder, which can be used both for traditional powder metallurgy and new additive technologies, including 3D printing.
STAGES OF THE VELTA TI PROCESS