Boeing steps up titanium scrap recovery efforts

Oct 19, 2012 | 05:27 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, Boeing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, scrap, titanium scrap, aerospace, TMX Aerospace, Jeff Capenter Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is stepping up its titanium scrap recovery efforts, as it expects today’s surpluses in both secondary material and mill products to disappear by 2014.

Jeff Carpenter, senior manager for raw materials for BCA’s supplier management group, said at the International Titanium Association's (ITA's) annual meeting in Atlanta that the Seattle-based Boeing Co. subsidiary’s 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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