Titanium’s properties are a combination of high strength, stiffness, toughness, low density and good corrosion resistance. Thanks to these properties Titanium is essential to the aerospace industry, medical equipements, chemical and military hardware, sports and high-performance applications.
Titanium is nonmagnetic and has good heat-transfer properties. Its coefficient of thermal expansion is somewhat lower than that of steels and less than half that of aluminum.
Titanium can be passivated, and thereby exhibit a high degree of immunity to attack by most mineral acids and chlorides. Titanium is nontoxic and generally biologically compatible with human tissues and bones. The excellent corrosion resistance and biocompatibility coupled with strength make titanium and its alloys useful in chemical and petrochemical applications, marine environments, and biomaterial applications.