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World High Performance Alloys Market

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Get a Deep Insight into the World High Performance Alloys Market

London, UK | Posted on September 24th, 2008

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for High Performance Alloys in Metric Tons.The major product segments analyzed are Non-Ferrous Alloys (Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, & Zirconium), Refractory Metal Alloys (Molybdenum, Tungsten, Columbium, & Tantalum), Platinum Group Metals (Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Ruthenium, & Iridium), and Special Alloys & Superalloys. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 285 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as African Rainbow Minerals Limited, Alcan Inc., Alcoa Howmet Castings, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, Allvac Incorporated, Advanced Magnesium Limited, Carpenter Technology Corporation, BASF Catalysts LLC, Eramet Group, Haynes Internationa, Inc., H.C. Starck GmbH, High Performance Alloys, Inc., Magnesium Elektron Incorporated, Olin Brass, Rio Tinto Alcan, Rolled Alloys, Inc., United Company RUSAL, Special Metals Corporation, ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH, Titanium Metals Corporation, and W.C. Heraeus GmbH & Co KG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources

HIGH PERFORMANCE ALLOYS MCP-1013
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Non-Ferrous Alloys I-4
Refractory Metal Alloys I-4
Platinum Group Metals (PGM) I-4
Special Alloys & Superalloys I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Overview II-1
Global Market Outlook & Analysis II-1
Diverse Market with Varied Applications II-1
Industry Snapshots II-1
High Performance Alloys - Significance II-1
Nonferrous Alloys: Largest High Performance Alloy Segment II-2
Development of HPA for Gas Turbine Optimizes Mechanical
Properties II-2
Escalating Demand from Domestic and Leisure Applications II-2
Lightweight Alloys in Demand for Domestic Appliances II-2
Factors Influencing the Market II-2
Quest for Enhanced Performance and Durability II-2
Improving Production Techniques II-3
Bubbling Demand for Lightweight Alloys in Transportation Sector II-3
Developments Galore II-3
Industry Issues II-4
Recycling - An Industry Norm II-4
Global Economy Issues II-4
Changing Face of Power Generation II-4
Deregulation Ploughs in the Potential II-4
Pursuit for a Cleaner Globe II-4
IP and Patent Issues II-4
Regulatory Issues II-5
Production Technology & Efficiency Improvements II-5
High Industry Standards II-5
Suppliers Have the Upper Hand II-5
Distribution II-5
User Guidelines II-6

2. Market & Technology Trends II-7
Positive Revival Signs in the Aluminum Industry II-7
Titanium Dioxide Sales to Grow Impressively in Plastics Segment II-7
Global Tantalum Demand to Increase in Near Future II-7
Zirconium Dioxide Use to Grow by a Satisfactory Margin II-7
Molybdenum Demand Continues to Escalate II-7
Growing Interest in Metal Alloy Substitutes II-8
Industry Consolidations Change Competitive Scenario II-8
Metal Honeycomb Catalyst Support Grows Popular II-8
Dynamic Changes in End Use Applications II-9
Growing Need for Corrosion Resistant Alloys II-9
Capacity Expansions & Investments - Order of the Day II-9
Magnesium II-10
Cheaper Chinese and CIS Imports Wreak Havoc on Western
Magnesium Producers II-10
Recycling Trend II-10
Improvement in Secondary Magnesium Market II-10
Magnesium Prices Likely to Spiral II-11
Possibility of Sustained, Healthy Growth II-11
Molybdenum II-11
Molybdenum Demand Continues to Escalate II-11
Production Cuts - The Realistic Solution to Oversupply
Conditions II-11
Table 1: Global Imports and Exports of Molybdenum Products
(2003) - By Volume (Metric Tons) and Value (US$ Million) II-12
Tungsten II-12
China Creates Uncertainty in the Global Tungsten Market II-12

3. Industry Structure & Competitive Scenario II-13
Industry Structure II-13
Non-Ferrous Alloy Industry II-13
Aluminum II-13
Table 2: World Per Capita Consumption of Aluminum by
Country: Canada, US, Japan, Germany, Italy, France,
Australia, UK, Brazil, China and India (In Kilograms)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 3: World Aluminum Industry (2004): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Per-Capita Consumption by End Use Segments
-Wire Rods, Rolled Products, Extrusions, Castings & Alloys,
Foils and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Magnesium and Titanium II-14
Refractory Metal Alloys Industry II-14
Platinum Group Metals Industry II-15
Platinum II-15
Superalloys Industry II-15
Nickel Market to Register Price Erosion II-16
Table 4: Global Nickel Prices (2003 - 2007) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Competitive Scenario II-16
Non-ferrous Alloys II-16
Platinum Group Metals II-17
Superalloys and Special Alloys II-17

4. Product Overview II-18
Definition of High Performance Alloy II-18
Standard Alloy vis-a-vis High Performance Alloy II-18
Properties of High Performance Alloys II-18
The Performer in High Temperature and Pressure II-18
High Temperature Resistance II-18
Low Density and High Strength Properties II-19
Table 5: Select Properties of High Performance Metals II-19
Types of High Performance Alloys II-19
Non-ferrous alloys II-19
Aluminum II-20
Aluminum Alloys - Properties II-20
Magnesium II-21
Common Elements Used in Magnesium Alloys II-21
Key Magnesium Alloys II-22
Table 6: Physical and Chemical Properties of Magnesium
Casing Material by Alloy Type - AM60 and AZ91 II-22
Titanium II-23
Zirconium II-23
Properties of Zirconium II-24
Zirconium Alloys II-24
Hydrogen Content II-24
Zirconium Tungstate II-24
PSZ Ceramic Material II-24
Partially Stabilized Zirconia (PSZ) Ceramic Material II-24
ZAG Compounds II-25
Zirconium/Aluminum Antiperspirant Agents and Compositions II-25
Refractory Metal Alloys II-25
Molybdenum II-25
Tungsten II-26
Major Tungsten Intermediate Products II-26
Ammonium Paratungstate (APT) II-26
Ferrotungsten II-26
Tungsten Metal Powder II-26
Tungsten Carbide (WC) II-26
Alloys of Tungsten II-27
Columbium (or Niobium) II-27
Tantalum II-28
Chemical and Physical Properties of the Metal II-28
Distinct Properties of Tantalum II-29
Corrosion Resistance II-29
Good Thermal Conductivity II-29
Superior Dielectric Properties II-29
Toughness, Durability and, Ductility II-29
High Melting Point II-29
Alloys of Tantalum II-29
Chromium II-29
Platinum Group Metals II-30
Table 7: Select Alloys in the PGM Category with Properties
and Application II-30
Current and Emerging Applications II-30
Platinum II-31
Properties of Platinum II-31
Characteristics of Platinum II-31
Palladium II-31
Rhodium II-32
Ruthenium II-32
Iridium- II-32
Osmium II-32
Special Alloys & Superalloys II-32
Superalloys Types II-33
Nickel-based Alloys II-33
Nickel II-33
Nickel & Nickel Alloys - Properties & Applications II-33
Table 8: Physical and Chemical Properties of Nickel II-34
Types & Uses of Nickel Alloys II-34
Nickel and Nickel Based Alloys and Superalloys in Greater
Detail II-35
Nickel-Base Alloys II-35
Hastelloy Alloy (Ni-Mo / Ni-Mo-Cr) II-35
Other Hastelloy Alloy Grades II-35
Hastelloy C-22 II-35
Hastelloy G-30 II-35
Hastelloy H II-36
Ni-Mo-Cr-Cu Alloys II-36
High-Performance Nickel Superalloys II-36
Incoloy Alloy MA 956 II-36
Incoloy Alloy 903 II-36
Inconel Alloy 617 II-37
Other Inconel Grades II-37
Ni-Cr / Ni-Cr-Fe Superalloys II-37
Iron-Nickel-Chromium Alloys (Alloy 800) II-37
Nickel-chromium-iron alloys (Alloy 600) II-37
Nickel-Chromium Superalloys II-37
Cobalt-based Alloys II-38
Iron-based Alloys II-38

5. Raw Materials & Production Process Overview II-39
Non-Ferrous Alloy Metals II-39
Aluminum II-39
Table 9: World Primary Aluminum by Geographic Region (2002 -
2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Production for
Africa, North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe and Rest
of World- (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 10: World Aluminum Market (2004): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Region - Europe, US, Latin
America, Asia, Australia/NZ and Africa (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 11: World Bauxite Reserves (2004): Breakdown by Region
- Australia, Guinea, Brazil, India, Jamaica and Others (in
million tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40
Major Producers of Aluminum II-40
Table 12: Leading Producers of Aluminum Worldwide (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Share for Alcoa, Alcan /
Pechiney, RUSAL, Norsk Hydro, BHP Billiton and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 13: World Aluminum Consumption by Geographic Region
(2005): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Asia-Pacific, Europe, US, Japan, Latin America, Canada and
Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 14: World Aluminum Consumption (2004): Percentage
Share Breakdown by End Use Segment -Packaging,
Transportation, Construction, Electricity and Other
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 15: World Aluminum Consumption (2004): Percentage
Share Breakdown by Segment - Electrical, Transport,
Consumer Durables, Packaging, Building & Construction,
Industrial, and Others for India, US, Argentina and Japan
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41
Magnesium II-42
Table 16: Major Magnesium Sources and Concentrations
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42
Table 17: World Primary Magnesium Production Capacity by
Geographic Region (2004): Breakdown by Country for China,
Canada, United States, Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Brazil,
Kazakhstan, Serbia and Montenegro and India (In '000 Metric
Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 18: World Primary Magnesium Industry: Annual
Production Trends (2000 - 2005) (In '000 Metric Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 19: World Primary Magnesium Industry by Geographic
Region (2005 Vs 2004): Annual Production Breakdown by
Country for China, Canada, Russia, Israel, Brazil,
Kazakhstan, and Others (In '000 Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 20: World Primary Magnesium Shipments (2004):
Geographic Breakdown for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America by Area
of Use (In Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 21: World Secondary Magnesium Production (2005 Vs
2004): Breakdown by Country - United States, Japan, Brazil,
and United Kingdom (In Tons) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-44
Titanium II-45
Table 22: Titanium Reserves Worldwide: Percentage Breakdown
by Country for Australia, South Africa, Norway, India,
Canada, China, Brazil, United States and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 23: World Titanium Production (2001-2004): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Production by Ilmenite Concentrate,
Natural Rutile Concentrate and Titaniferous Slag (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 24: World Titanium Industry (2004 Vs 2003): Breakdown
of Annual Consumption by Steel and Other Alloys (In Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46
Zirconium II-47
General & Chemical Properties II-47
Table 25: World Zirconium Mine Production by Geographic
Region (2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Production for Australia, South Africa, Ukraine, Brazil,
India, China and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-48
Refractory Metal Alloys II-48
Molybdenum II-48
Table 26: World Molybdenum Mine Production by Geographic
Region (2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown by Country for
the US, Chile, China, Peru, Canada, Mexico, Armenia, Russia
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49
Tungsten II-49
Niobium (or) Columbium II-50
Table 27: World Columbium (Niobium) Mine Production by
Geographic Region (2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown by
Country for Brazil, Canada, Australia, Nigeria, Mozambique
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50
Tantalum II-50
Mine Production - Global Review II-50
Table 28: World Mine Production of Tantalum for 2003 and
2004 in Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51
Platinum Group Metals II-51
Table 29: World Platinum Group Metals Market (2004): Reserves
and Reserve Base in Kilograms by Country - South Africa,
Russia, United States, Canada, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52
PGM - Increasing Levels of Oversupply II-52
Table 30: World Platinum Market (2004 & 2005): Mine
Production in Kilograms by Country - South Africa, Russia,
Canada, United States, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 31: World Platinum Market (2004 & 2005): Total Supply
in Kilograms by Region/Country - South Africa, Russia, North
America, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 32: World Palladium Supply Sources by Geographic
Region (2002-2005): Percentage Share Breakdown for South
Africa, Russia, North America, and Other (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 33: World Rhodium Supply Sources (2000-2004):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Region - South Africa, Russia,
North America, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 34: Worldwide Rhodium Supply by Geographic Region
(2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown for South Africa,
Russia, North America and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-55
Superalloys II-55
Niobium in Various Hues in the Superalloys Industry II-55
Nickel - Production Scenario II-56
Table 35: Global Finished Nickel Production by
Region/Country (2004 - 2006) (In 000 Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 36: Leading Worldwide Nickel Mine Producers (2004 &
2005): Percentage Breakdown by Annual Production for
Norilsk, Inco, Falconbridge, BHP Billiton, WMC Resources,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 37: Leading Worldwide Finished Nickel Producers (2004
& 2005): Percentage Breakdown by Annual Production for
Norilsk, Inco, Falconbridge, BHP Billiton, WMC Resources,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

6. End-Use Application Analysis II-58
High Performance Alloys - Application Chart for Non Ferrous
Alloys, Refractory Metal Alloys, PGM, and Superalloys II-58
An Overview of End-Use Application Areas II-59
Transportation Applications II-59
Aerospace Industry II-60
Aircraft Industry II-60
Shipbuilding Industry II-60
Passenger Vehicles II-60
Industrial Applications II-61
Chemical Processing Industry II-61
Glass Making Industry II-61
Other Industrial Applications II-61
Power Generation & Supply II-62
Nuclear Power Generation Industry II-62
Medical Applications II-62
Domestic and Leisure Applications II-63
Military Applications II-63

7. Application Trends by Alloy Type II-64
Non-Ferrous Alloys II-64
Application Chart for Non-Ferrous Alloys - Aluminum,
Magnesium, Titanium, and Zirconium II-64
Technological Improvements Bring in New Applications II-66
Use of Aluminum as Remelt Increases at Higher Rates II-66
Aluminum Casting Alloys II-66
Magnesium Containing Aluminum Alloys Used in Three Principal
Industries II-66
Magnesium Alloys in for Greater Usage II-67
Titanium Sees Potential in Aircraft and Leisure Uses II-67
Titanium & Titanium Alloys - Not Restricted to Aerospace Any
More II-67
Zirconium Consumption II-67
Commercialization of SOFC and Nanotechnology to Boost
Zirconium Demand II-68
Refractory Metal Alloys II-68
Table 38: World Tungsten Market by End-Use Segment (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Cutting and
Wear-Resistant Materials, Electrical & Electronic Materials,
Steels Superalloys & Wear-resistant Alloys and Chemicals in
the US, the UK, Japan, Asia-Pacific and Latin America Markets
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68
Applications of Tantalum in Alloys II-69
Table 39: World Tantalum Market by End-Use Segment (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Electronics,
Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemicals
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69
Electronic and Other Uses of Tantalum II-69
Table 40: World Capacitor Consumption (2004 Vs 2000):
Breakdown by Type - Ceramic (Multilayer), Ceramic (Single
Layer), Aluminum, Film, Tantalum, and Others (Units in
Billion) - (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69
Tantalum Demand Tied to the Fate of Electronics and Aerospace
Industries II-70
Other Applications of Tantalum Rekindle Potential II-70
Tantalum - A Basic Component in Polycrystalline Alloys II-70
Tantalum is a Vital Component in Nickel Based Superalloys II-70
Alloy Additive II-70
Niobium-based Alloys II-71
Table 41: World Columbium (Niobium) Market (2004):
Percentage Share Breakdown by End Use Application - Carbon
Steels, Superalloys, High Strength Low Alloy Steel,
Stainless and Heat Resisting Steel, Alloy Steels, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71
Niobium Nibbles at The Tantalum Market II-72
Platinum Group Metals II-72
Applications Chart of Platinum Group Metals II-72
Automotive Industry Drives Platinum Demand II-73
Catalytic Converters Fuels Platinum Consumption II-73
Table 42: World Platinum Market (2005 & 2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Demand by End-Use Application -
Autocatalyst (net), Jewelry, Electrical, Chemical,Glass,
Petroleum and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 43: World Platinum Market by End-Use Segment (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Autocatalyst
(net), Jewelry, Electrical, Chemical, Glass, Petroleum and
Others for North America, Japan, Europe and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74
Platinum Dazzling in Jewelry Sector II-74
Platinum in Fuel Cells II-74
High Cost of Platinum Seen Delaying Fuel-Cell Use II-75
Soaring Prices Dwindle Demand for Palladium II-75
Table 44: World Palladium Market by Application Segment
(2000-2004): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Autocatalyst, Electrical/Electronics, Dental, Chemical,
Jewelry, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 45: World Palladium Market by Application Segment (2004
Vs 2003): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Autocatalyst, Electrical/Electronics, Dental, Chemical,
Jewelry, and Others for North America, Japan, Europe, and
Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76
Autocatalyst -The Key End-Use Segment of Rhodium II-76
Table 46: World Rhodium Market by End-Use Segments (2004 &
2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Autocatalyst (net), Glass, Chemicals, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76
Demand for Ruthenium in Automotive Industry II-77
Demand for Ruthenium Plunges II-77
Table 47: World Ruthenium Market by Application Area (2002
- 2004): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Electronics, Electrochemical, Chemicals, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77
Iridium Witnesses Demand Slide II-77
Table 48: World Iridium Market by Application Area (2002 -
2004): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Electronics, Electrochemical, Chemicals, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78
Superalloys and Specialty Alloys II-78
Application Chart for Superalloys (Cobalt-based, Iron- based,
and Nickel-based) II-78
Across the Board Demand Growth for Superalloys II-80
Power Sector Spurs Potential for Highly Alloyed Cast Nickel-
Based Superalloys II-80

8. Technological Developments/Breakthroughs II-81
Purdue University Develops New Aluminum-Rich Alloy II-81
Tokyo Metropolitan University Develops Porous Nickel-Tin Alloy II-81
Ames Laboratory Designs New Permanent Magnet Alloy II-81
Novel Titanium Alloy from Japanese Inventors II-81
Australian Researchers Pioneer Novel Fabrication Process for
Titanium Alloy Products II-81
Researchers from France Debut Magnesium Alloy Treating
Composition II-82
High-Barrier Performance TPE Alloy from GLS Corporation II-82
QuantumSphere Develops Novel Nano-Cobalt (QSI-Nano(TM) Cobalt) II-82
GBC Materials Offers VX Crucibles for Melting High Purity Metals II-83
NJC Plans to Develop Advanced Joining Technologies for
Titanium Structures II-83
Taiwan Researcher Develops Negative Potential Magnesium Alloy II-83
Pennsylvania Inventor Devises Continuous Casting Process for
Non-Ferrous Alloys II-83
Marc Alan Develops Silver-Platinum Alloy II-83
New Jersey Inventors Debut Titanium Alloys Oxidation
Protection Coatings II-84
Russian Researchers Develop Magnesium Based Alloys II-84
Scientists from Japan Devise Work Piece Making Process II-84
US Researchers Pioneer Residual Stress Reduction Process for
Nickel-Based Super-Alloy II-84
Single Crystal Nickel Based Super-Alloy from US Inventors II-85
US Researchers Pioneer Fabrication Process for Nickel-Base
Super-Alloy Material II-85
US Researcher Develops Nickel-Tungsten- Chromium Alloy II-85
US Researchers Pioneer Surface Oxidization Method for Zirconium II-85
Researcher Develops High-Strength Aluminum Alloy II-85
France-based Researcher Develops Heat-Treatable Aluminum Alloy II-86
German Researcher Develops High-Strength Aluminum Alloy
Composite Material II-86
US Researchers Develop Novel Method for Bending Magnesium
Alloy Tube II-86
Japanese Scientists Pioneer Process for Molding Metal Alloys
with Low Melting Point II-86
Inventors from Australia Develop Magnesium Alloy Strip
Production Process II-86
Australian Scientists Develop Creep Resistant Magnesium Alloy II-87
US Inventors Introduce Adhesive Compositions II-87
US Researchers Develop Aluminum Alloy With High Tensile
Strength Properties II-87
US-based Researcher Develops Superior Strength Aluminum Alloy II-87
Japanese Researchers Develop Multilayer Aluminum-Base Alloy
Slide Member II-88
Japanese Researchers Develop 'Anodization' Adaptable Magnesium
Alloy II-88
Japanese Researchers Develop Aluminum Alloy Suitable for Forging II-88
US Inventors Develop Method For Aluminum Alloy Anodized Coating II-88
Canadian Researchers Pioneer a Novel Process for Recycling
Aluminum Alloy Wheels II-88
New Cost-Effective Technology to Produce Titanium- Aluminide
Alloy Powders II-89
SPS Technologies Develops New Titanium Alloy II-89
Seisin Develops Special Anti-Vibration Alloy II-89
Seawater Study Explores New Applications for High-Magnesium
Aluminum Alloys II-89
TAG Heuer Timepiece Features Liquidmetal Alloy II-89
Toyota Central R&D Lab Develops Superior Titanium Alloys II-90
IMR Develops World's Highest Strength Magnesium Alloy II-90
New Alloy Promises Lower Emissions in High-Performance Engines II-90
NASA Develops Stronger Aluminum Alloy II-90
Titanium Springs Debut on Volkswagen II-91
Oxford University's Spray Cast Technology II-91
Surface Reforming Technology for Aluminum Alloys II-91
New Creep-Resistant Magnesium Casting Alloys for Engines from GM II-91
More Viable Way of Producing Titanium Alloys II-91
New Tungsten-Nickel-Iron Alloy Substitutes Lead Shots II-92
Phoenix Gold Releases Tantrum Amplifier Series II-92

9. Product Developments/Introductions II-93
Harvey Titanium Rolls Out Titanium CP-1 Grade 4 and CP-3 Grade 2 II-93
Harvey Titanium Introduces 6Al-4V ELI II-93
Aardvark Polymers Unveils Thermoplastics for Rotational
Molding Applications II-93
Henan Launches New Transformative Magnesium Alloy II-93
Rolled Alloys Launches LDX 2101(R) II-93
Advanced Magnesium Technologies Pacts with CAST CRC II-94
New Flash Memory Drives with Liquidmetal Alloy II-94
Mitsubishi Aluminum Debuts Heat-Resistant Magnesium Alloy II-94
Chinese Joint Venture Innovates Eight New Magnesium Alloys for
Locomotives II-94
Allegheny Technologies Debuts ATI-425 Titanium Alloy II-94
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Develops Innovative Alloy II-95
Sanyo Special Steel Develops Alloy for Power Transmission Cables II-95
AMC Knocks US Market with New Magnesium Alloy II-95
New Magnesium HPA from Magnesium Elektron II-95
GLS Corporation Introduces New HPAs II-96
Alcoa Develops New Alloys for Super Jumbo Jetliners II-96
Brush Wellman Launches MAX25IC, a High Performance Alloy II-96
Showa Denko Introduces ST60 High-Strength Aluminum Alloy II-96
Furukawa Electric Develops New Phosphor Bronze Alloys II-96
Kobe Steel and Takenaka Komuten Roll Out New Zinc-Aluminum Alloy II-97

10. Recent Industry Activity II-98
Alcoa to Acquire Stakes in Rio Tinto II-98
ThyssenKrupp Relocates Nickel Alloy Wire Facility II-98
Aubert & Duval Forms Alliance with UKTMP, EADS, Airbus II-98
O'Neal Steel Pockets Southern Nickel II-98
ArcelorMittal Receives EU Approval for OFZ II-98
Molymet to Set up Processing Facility II-99
Latrobe to Expand Two Plants II-99
Sin Chi to Set up Plant in Vietnam II-99
Baotou Xinjin and China Direct Invests in New Production Line II-99
Olin Corp Sells Nonferrous Metals Business II-99
Ulba-China to Distribute Ulba Master Alloys II-99
Sentra Takes Over Karat Platinum II-99
Chinalco Inks Pact with Midas Holding II-100
Three Japanese Giants to Set up JV in China II-100
Yunhai Special Metals to Expand Subsidiary's Capacity II-100
Vero Veria to Set up Plant in Northern Vietnam II-100
UC RUSAL to Form a JV in Venezuela II-100
Ferro Alloys to Build New Plant II-100
Yutong and Alcoa Enters Partnership II-100
Aleris to Shut Dickson Aluminum Alloy Plant II-101
Dingsheng Aluminium and Alcan to Set up Joint Venture II-101
Chinalco Pockets NELA II-101
Alcan Builds Aluminum Alloy Facility in Tianjin II-101
Mechel to Boost Ferroalloy Business II-101
Aleris International to Acquire Wabash Alloys II-101
Precision Castparts to Buy Caledonian Alloys Group II-102
Baoji Titanium to Supply Titanium Products to Boeing II-102
ThyssenKrupp VDM USA Merges with Sister Company II-102
Allegheny Technologies to Expand Capacities II-102
Alcoa Sells Chalco's Stake II-102
Alcoa Opens Flat-Rolled Products Facility in China II-102
Rio Tinto Acquires Alcan II-103
Hindalco Industries Acquires Novelis II-103
Allegheny Plans to Raise Production Capacity at its Washington
Facility II-103
Metal USA Bags US$45.1 Million Contract for Metal andAlloy Supply II-103
Cookson Group Plc to Restructure UK Precious Metals Business
Operations II-103
Allegheny Technologies Signs Supply Agreement with Boeing II-104
Kobe Steel to Enhance Titanium Production and Upgrade Facilities II-104
Noventa Ltd Plans to Join the London Alternative Investment
Market II-104
China Direct to Acquire Majority Stake in CDI Magnesium and
Jinan Wanda II-104
ATI Inks Supply Agreement with General Electric Aviation II-104
ATI to Increase Nickel Based Super-Alloy and Premium Titanium
Production II-105
Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products to Boost Production II-105
RUSAL Acquires Majority Stake in Nigeria's Aluminium Smelter
Company II-105
EC Approves Merger of RUSAL, Glencore, and SUAL Group II-105
BASF Takes Over Engelhard II-106
RUSAL Purchases Chinese Cathode Plant II-106
RUSAL Acquires Aroaima Mining Company of Guyana II-106
Titanium Metals Bags Rolls Royce Supply Order II-106
Aluminum Corporation to Acquire Additional Stake in Lanzhou
Aluminum II-107
Alcan Agrees to Supply Heavy Gage Aluminum to Transtar II-107
ATI to Set Up New High-Grade Titanium Sponge Production Unit II-107
Aluminum Corp to Acquire Shandong Aluminum Industry II-107
H.C.Starck Commissions New Manufacturing Plant II-108
Precision Castparts Corp Acquires Special Metals Corp II-108
Advanced Magnesium Receives New Order from Walmec, for AM-lite II-108
Shanxi Jingmei Alloy to Double Magnesium Alloy Capacity II-108
Hydro Becomes 55 % Stakeholder of Slovalco II-108
Allegheny Technologies to Expand Albany Plant Capacity II-108
Hydro and Qatar Petroleum Forms Joint Venture II-109
PLANSEE GmbH Becomes PLANSEE SE II-109
Kurimoto to Establish New R&D Centre in Osaka II-109
Chelyabinsk Forms Special Steels and Alloys Subsidiary II-109
Timken Divests Latrobe Steel II-109
NFC Develops Titanium Half Alloy Tubes II-110
Castle Acquires Transtar Metals II-110
Texas Pacific Group to Purchase Aleris International II-110
Consolidated Foundries Acquires Hitchcock Industries II-110
Reliance Pan Pacific Acquires 100% Interest in Everest Metals II-110
International Metal Enterprises Purchases Stein Ferroaleciones SA II-110
Evraz to Purchase Strategic Mineral Corp II-110
LMI Aerospace Purchases Technical Change Associates II-110
CFI Holdings Acquires Watkins II-111
Hindalco Industries Floats Joint Venture with ALMEX II-111
Alcoa to Form Soft Alloy Extrusion Joint Venture with Orkla ASA II-111
Alcoa Pens Long-Term Contract with Nike to Supply Specialty
Aluminum Tubes II-111
Alcoa to Restructure Downstream Operations II-111
ATI Allegheny Ludlum Supplies Alloys to Wellstream
International, Ltd II-111
Alcan Supplies Sheet Aluminum to Modine Manufacturing Company II-112
Quay Magnesium Expands Magnesium Alloy Production Capacity II-112
Alcan to Expand Hard Alloy Aluminum Strip Capacity II-112
Baotou Plans Capacity Additions to Become the Largest Aluminum
Alloy Producer II-112
Jiaozuo Wanfang Sets Up a New Aluminum Alloy Bar Production Line II-112
ATI to Boost Titanium Sponge Production II-113
Titanium Metals Corporation Divests Stake in Valtimet SAS II-113
Haynes Inks a Conclusive Lon-term Agreement with TIMET II-113
Heraeus to Acquire Platinum Business of Fremapi Group II-113
Showa Denko to Join Forces with Sumitomo II-113
NCDEX Bags Distribution Deals II-114
Alcan Bags Contract from Boeing II-114
Corus Aluminium Forms Alliance on Research and Development II-114
Novelis to Shutdown Casting Alloys Facility II-114
Chinese Players Break Foreign Monopoly II-114
Russian Aluminum Acquires Stake in Solikamsk Magnesium Plant II-114
ATI Allegheny Ludlum Receives Contract from the University of
Pittsburgh- II-115
Alcoa Bags Supply Contract from SAMF II-115
Magnesium International Pockets License Option from CSIRO II-115
RUSAL's Alliance with Eurasian Seems to Collapse II-115
ATI to Boost Production Capacity II-115
NALCO Receives Approval for Renovation II-116
RUSAL Plans New Alumina Plant in India II-116
New Magnesium Alloy Plant at Chongqing II-116
Quay Magnesium Commissions New Magnesium Alloy Plant in China II-116
MagAlloy Becomes MagIndustries II-116
Alcan to Invest in New Aluminum Extrusion Plant II-116
Novelis to Exit European Aluminum Casting Alloys Market II-116
Novelis Divests from Alcan II-116
RUSAL to Construct New Alumina Plant II-117
Olin Opts EIP Metals to Market HPAs II-117
RUSAL Acquires Interest in Queensland Alumina Limited II-117
Century Aluminum Acquires Nordural Aluminium II-117
Alcan Inc Acquires the Remaining Stake in Aluminium Dunkerque II-117
Alcan Completes the Acquisition of Pechiney II-117
Titanium Intelligence Merges with Alaska Star Minerals LLC II-117
Luxfer Group Acquires Magnesium Business of Spectrulite
Consortium Inc II-118
Murray Metals Acquires Ireland Alloys Ltd II-118
Howmet Castings Enters into an Agreement with Rolls-Royce II-118
Hydro Aluminium AS Sells German Alumina and Bauxite Units II-118
BRP Uses NASA's Patented Alloys for Outboard Engines II-118
Mytilineos Group in an Acquisition Deal with Alcan II-118
Bharat Forge Acquires German Aluminium II-119
US Magnesium Expands Rowley Facilities II-119
W. C. Heraeus Acquires Platecxis II-119
Nemak Pacts with DaimlerChrysler II-119
Avmin Becomes African Rainbow Minerals II-119
Russian Aluminum Sells Ferroalloy Plant II-119
Avmin Manufactures High Performance Alloys II-119
Pushin Magnesium Starts Magnesium Alloy Production II-119
Russian Aluminum Constructs New Castings Complex II-120
Advanced Magnesium Alloys Acquires Xstrata Magnesium II-120
Hydro Magnesium Ties up with Universities for Magnesium Project II-120
ThyssenKrupp VDM Readies VIM Furnace to Produce Superalloys II-120
SUAL and VSMPO-Avisma Jointly Produce Aluminum Alloys II-121
Norilsk Nickel of Russia Takes Over US SWC II-121
Yellow River Magnesium Constructs Magnesium Ingot Production Line II-121
Hydro Aluminium and Talum Sign Aluminum Foundry Alloy Supply Deal II-121
Allied Metal Acquires Alabama Aluminum Plant II-121
Superior Industries International Inks Deal with General Motors II-122
Platinum Group Metals and New Millennium Metals Complete
Amalgamation II-122
Cabot Acquires 100% Stake in Japanese Joint Venture II-122
Precision Castparts Acquires Western Australian Specialty Alloys II-122
Australasian Gold Mines Buys Controlling Stake in Tantalum
Australia II-122
Kobal Invest Kft Acquires Kobal Kobanyai Konnyufemmu Kft II-123
MagAlloy and Stinnes Sign Marketing Agreement II-123
Magnesium Elektron Bags Three Long-Term Recycling Contracts II-123
Allegheny Technologies Ties up with AvestaPolarit II-123
Liquidmetal Technologies Pacts with Cleveland Golf II-123
Strategic Minerals Corp Sells its Stake in CS Metals of
Louisiana LLC II-124
OmniSource Corp Expands Division II-124
Hydro Magnesium Starts New Plant in China II-124
Sumitomo Titanium Expands Japanese Titanium Plant II-124
New Molding Capacity for L&P Unit II-124
Titanium Metals Corp. Establishes Timet Automotive II-124
Strategic Minerals and International Specialty Alloys Collaborate II-125
Superalloys Firms Renew Sales Pact II-125
Teksid Automotive Components Awards Aluminum Contract to
Wabash Alloys II-125
McDonnell Douglas Corp Wins Cooperative Agreement II-125
Vtorichnye Metally i Splavy Inks Pact with Trimet II-125
TW Metals Inc Signs Supply and Distribution Agreement II-125
Sons of Gwalia Enhances Production Capacity II-126
Minerva Aluminum Adds Capacity II-126
Avocet Sells Bishop, California. Site, Quits US Tungsten
Processing II-126

11. Focus on Select Global Players II-127
African Rainbow Minerals Limited (South Africa) II-127
Alcoa Inc (US) II-127
Alcoa Howmet Castings (US) II-127
Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (US) II-128
Allvac Incorporated (US) II-128
Advanced Magnesium Limited (Australia) II-128
Carpenter Technology Corporation (US) II-129
BASF Catalysts LLC (US) II-129
Eramet Group (France) II-130
Haynes International Inc (US) II-130
H.C. Starck GmbH (Germany) II-130
High Performance Alloys Inc (US) II-131
Magnesium Elektron Incorporated (UK) II-131
Olin Brass (US) II-131
Rio Tinto Alcan (Canada) II-132
Rolled Alloys Inc (US) II-132
United Company RUSAL (Russia) II-132
Special Metals Corporation (US) II-133
ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH (Germany) II-133
Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) (US) II-134
W.C. Heraeus GmbH & Co KG (Germany) II-134

12. Global Market Perspective II-135
Table 49: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
High Performance Alloys by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &
Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 50: World Long-term Projections for High Performance
Alloys by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136

Table 51: World 10-Year Perspective for High Performance
Alloys by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for
Years 2003, 2008 & 2012- (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Non
Ferrous Alloys by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa,
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 53: World Long-term Projections for Non Ferrous Alloys
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 54: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Non
Ferrous Alloys by Product Segment - Aluminum, Magnesium,
Titanium, and Zirconium Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 55: World Long-term Projections for Non Ferrous Alloys
by Product Segment - Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, and
Zirconium Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 56: World 10-Year Perspective for Non Ferrous Alloys by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-142

Table 57: World 10-Year Perspective for Non Ferrous Alloys by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, and Zirconium Markets for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-143

Table 58: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Non
Ferrous Alloys (Aluminum) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &
Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-144

Table 59: World Long-term Projections for Non Ferrous Alloys
(Aluminum) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 60: World 10-Year Perspective for Non Ferrous Alloys
(Aluminum) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 61: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Non
Ferrous Alloys (Magnesium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &
Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 62: World Long-term Projections for Non Ferrous Alloys
(Magnesium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-148

Table 63: World 10-Year Perspective for Non Ferrous Alloys
(Magnesium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 64: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Non
Ferrous Alloys (Titanium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &
Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-150

Table 65: World Long-term Projections for Non Ferrous Alloys
(Titanium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-151

Table 66: World 10-Year Perspective for Non Ferrous Alloys
(Titanium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Non
Ferrous Alloys (Zirconium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &
Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-153

Table 68: World Long-term Projections for Non Ferrous Alloys
(Zirconium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-154

Table 69: World 10-Year Perspective for Non Ferrous Alloys
(Zirconium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-155

Table 70: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Refractory Metals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding


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