Titanium is non-toxic and since it does not dissolve (?) in salt water, it does not change the the taste of foods. Titanium is most appropriate for processing food and tableware. It is light strong and is a high-grade material.
Titanium is being used for some types of outdoor equipment and will be used even more in this area in the future.
Titanium is being tested mainly in connecting rods and is very effective when used for moving parts. The use of titanium has resulted in significant fuel efficiency.
Architecture and Building Materials:
The Naya Temple in Fukui is famous in Matsuo Basho's 'Oku no Hosomichi'. (Matsuo Basho is a famous Japanese poet from the 17th century.)
The roof of the Naya Temple, the Fukuoka Dome, the Miyazaki-Ocean-Dome and the International Conference building at Tokyo Big Site (?) are some of the buildings made from titanium.
3. Most Common Applications
Titanium is highly corrosion resistant. It is used in many types of chemical equipment. About 30% of titanium used domestically is for chemical plants.
Titanium is greatly used in nuclear and fossil power stations. It is used for the big heat exchanger, CONDENSOR, which cools the steam form the turbine with seawater which does not corrode so the wall thickness of the tube is as thin as 0.5 mm. Condensor tubes consume about 20% of domestic titanium consumption.
Titanium in daily life:
Recently, titanium is being used in many goods we use such as in sports, building material, medical applications and accessories. This amounts to about 30% of domestic consumption.
In the USA, about 70% of titanium produced is used for aerospace parts. In Japan only 2-3% of the titanium is consumed for aerospace usage. Thus, there is a big difference of market structure between Japan and USA.