ATW builds titanium mini-mill

American Titanium Works (ATW) has announced that they will build a titanium mini-mill facility in Laurens County, South Carolina, USA. ATW will invest an estimated USD 422 million in the project. The facility will use manufacturing processes including raw material preparation and blending equipment, plasma arc melting and vacuum arc melting furnaces, and a rolling mill designed and purpose-built for rolling of alloyed and commercially pure titanium plate. A wide range of titanium conditioning, finishing non-destructive testing, and laboratory equipment will also be on site. The manufacturing facility will be able to convert a wide variety of inputs into alloyed and commercially pure ingots, rounds, and slabs of various sizes. Rolled product will be available from 0.1875in to 4.0in in thickness, widths up to 96in and lengths in excess of 240in. ATW will also offer scrap blending, melting, and rolling services. ATW has selected SMS Demag as its rolling equipment supplier. Construction is scheduled to begin by 2010.
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