The Toho Titanium Group is a group of companies that share “titanium” as their common source of identity. In the titanium business segment, the Group possesses various facilities for manufacturing titanium ingots as well as titanium sponge. The Group boasts an extensive lineup of titanium ingot and titanium sponge products, and we also manufacture high-purity titanium and fabricated titanium products, among others. Moreover, we operate in a broad range of titanium-related business segments, including the electronic materials and catalyst business segments, utilizing the materials and technologies developed in the titanium business segment. Toho Titanium Group is committed to becoming the most powerful comprehensive titanium manufacturer in the world, by strengthening the foundations of each of these business segments, while maximizing their aggregate value by considering the entirety of the Toho Titanium Group as a combination of a core titanium business and a cluster of peripheral businesses.
"Ti" - the incredible potential, the vast superiority
For most of the 4.6-billion-year history of our planet, titanium slumbered deep in the earth's crust. It was a little over 200 years ago in England that this incredible element was discovered and named. However, it was not until 1948 that the full-scale commercial production of titanium was realized by the Kroll process — a method based on reduction of titanium tetrachloride with magnesium that was demonstrated by metallurgist William Justin Kroll. In the half century since that breakthrough, industrial applications have exploited the superb characteristics of this metal and have undergone a miraculous evolution that began with its continuing role as an indispensable material in the manufacture of jet engines.
Remarkable characteristics of this metal include:
(low density, about 60% of stainless steel)
(specific strength that exceeds steel at
(far superior corrosion resistance compared with stainless steel)
(excellent biocompatibility characteristics because of its
(it is said that resources are practically inexhaustible.
As a metallic element, it ranks fourth in estimated deposits.)
Titanium is indeed a “super metal”, carrying the dreams of humankind on land, in the sea and skies and even into space. While advances in the practical application of titanium in the field of aerospace have continued to appear, this amazing metal is also being put to work in a variety of applications and fields ranging from chemical and electric power plant to electronics. It is also seen as the key material to the future exploration and development of marine technologies.
In every imaginable field, the superiority of this peerless material is opening the door to new applications, attracting well-deserved attention as a material of unlimited potential and ubiquitous application.
Eyes on Tomorrow's Possibilities
It has been only about 60 years since commercial production of titanium was first realized. In the beginning it was used only for aerospace applications, but, in recent years its utilization has begun to penetrate our day-to-day life. From dream material to practical material, and now to all-purpose material, the role of titanium has steadily evolved. As in the past, this wonderful metal will leave its brilliant mark in the pages of history yet to be written, and Toho Titanium intends to be a part of each chapter, meeting challenges as the pioneer of new technology and applications, and always keeping our eyes on the unlimited potential of titanium.
First and foremost, we will produce and reliably supply various types of high-quality, high-function titanium materials in response to customer demands, always seeking to create added value for our customers and ultimately the end-user. We shall also pursue various R&D themes that are at the leading edge. For example, in the fields of new energy and environmentally-friendly technology, we will fully leverage the technological expertise we have accumulated.
We will utilize our expertise in titanium applications across a wide range of fields, always seeking new possibilities for this metal. We will emphasize its excellent recyclability and take steps to improve this still further and make titanium an intimate part of everyday life. Finally Toho Titanium shall always welcome new challenges, knowing that our efforts will contribute to the birth of innovative technologies and solutions.