Boeing steps up titanium scrap recovery efforts
Oct 19, 2012 | 05:27 PM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is stepping up its titanium scrap recovery efforts, as it expects todays surpluses in both secondary material and mill products to disappear by 2014.
Jeff Carpenter, senior manager for raw materials for BCAs supplier management group, said at the International Titanium Association's (ITA's) annual meeting in Atlanta that the Seattle-based Boeing Co. subsidiarys revert program will prepare the aerospace giant for the time when surpluses end.
Carpenter described the current soft market for titanium scrap as "temporary" and said he expects demand for not only scrap but also titanium metal to "tick up" in 2014. ....
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