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25.02.2016
Roundtable in Kazakhstan

February 19, 2016 Deputy Director General on TITANIUMProject of SE “SRD Titanium Institute” took a part in the work of Roundtable

February 19, 2016 Deputy Director General on TITANIUMProject of SE “SRD Titanium Institute” took a part in the work of Roundtable “Modern scientific and technological state and development prospects of titanium and magnesium production in Kazakhstan” by the invitation of JSC “UKTMC” (Ust-Kamenogorsk Titanium Magnesium Combine). Roundtable worked on the basis of Kazakhstan National Research and Technical University of K.I. Satpaev, Almaty. The aim of Roundtable’s work was the ensuring further sustainable development of titanium and magnesium industry with the implementation of innovative technologies and modern scientific developments. At the Roundtable was widely presented "Development Program of JSC "UKTMC" for 2012-2022 years", projects that were realized, new perspective directions and investment projects including those with foreign partners. At the Roundtable SE “SRD Titanium Institute” presented for discussion and revision new technological developments to improve the efficiency of titanium and magnesium production on JSC "UKTMC" and to reduce material and energy consumption and the amount of industrial waste. SE “SRD Titanium Institute” expresses sincere gratitude and deep appreciation for the invitation to the organizing committee of the Roundtable and personally to the President of JSC "UKTMC" Asem Tlekovna Mamutova and confidence in the development and strengthening of business relationships, in the long-term, productive and successful cooperation. Photo report of the Roundtable work is presented in the "Photogallery" section.

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25.02.2016
Completion of the Contract at the site Pangang Group International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., PRC

In the period of January-beginning of February 2016 the group of specialists of SE “SRD Titanium Institute” was sent

In the period of January-beginning of February 2016 the group of specialists of SE “SRD Titanium Institute” was sent to PRC to fulfill Contract’s conditions “Setting-up a 15000 tpy Titanium Sponge Facility at the site Pangang Group International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd.”. The aim of the secondment was technological optimization and reading of guarantee indexes of titanium sponge production. The work of our enterprise’s specialists in PRC passed in close cooperation with the Pangang Group International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd company's employees. It should be noted that the staff of the Chinese side has been trained and has sufficient qualification and work experience. Achieved index of titanium extracting on the titanium sponge block (98,5 % and more) processing stage meets conditions of the warranty. The capacity and indexes of production equipment provide a guaranteed commodity output of titanium sponge 14900 tpy and more. Existing production technology ensures the release of high quality titanium sponge according to PRC standards. During the period of secondment our specialists gave recommendations to the Chinese side and after fulfilling of these recommendations it is expected significant improvement of production performance. In the result of done work the Chinese side accepted the contract production of titanium sponge with the capacity 15000 tpy for commercial operation. Secondment’s assignment was completed successfully. Besides, our specialists visited the titanium slag production plant of the Pangang Group International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd. SE “SRD Titanium Institute” participated in designing of this plant. Our specialists noted positive dynamics of production work, in particular, ore-smelting furnace, designed with the direct involvement of SE “SRD Titanium Institute”. SE “SRD Titanium Institute”’ specialists are grateful to Pangang Group International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd.’ employees for fruitful collaboration, operative response, professionalism and comprehensive assistance, displayed during the joint work. Photo report of the secondment is presented in the "Photogallery" section.

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17.02.2016
About the checking compliance

Compliance audit for checking compliance with the

Compliance audit for checking compliance with the requirements of International Standard ISO 9001:2008 and National Standard DSTU ISO 9001:2009 was carried out on February 17, 2015 by the Quality Management Systems Certification Authority “Global Certific” LLC and International Certification Authority “DEKRA Certification Sp. Z o.o.”. It was ascertained once again that State Enterprise “State Titanium Research and Design Institute” had incorporated and applies the Quality Management System. The scope of certification is the “Development and incorporation of technologies and equipment at the plants of metallurgical and chemical industry. Engineering services”.

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26.11.2015

On the 10th of November 2015 , the conference

On the 10th of November 2015 , the conference “3D-technologies in titanium metallurgy” took place in the context of 21-st International industrial exhibition “Metal – Expo 2015”. At this conference, SE “SRD Titanium Institute” was presented by the report “New technological schemes of “low-cost” titanium powders formation for additive processes” from the authors M.V. Khaznaferov, T.B. Yanko, A.V. Ovchinnikova. More detailed information as for this issue can be found in the publication.

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World News
15.06.2017
The court refused to return Zaporozhye Titanium & Magnesium Combine (ZTMC) LLC to the state

The Superior Economic Court of Ukraine refused to return

The Superior Economic Court of Ukraine refused to return Zaporozhye Titanium & Magnesium Combine (ZTMC) LLC to the state administration, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office reported. On June 12, the Superior Economic Court of Ukraine refused to satisfy the cassation appeal of Tolexis Trading Ltd. – the foreign participant of Zaporozhye Titanium & Magnesium Combine (ZTMC) LLC, against the decision of the Donetsk Economic Court of Appeal. Now the case materials are expected to be returned to the Economic Court of Zaporozhye region for its consideration on the merits.

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09.06.2017
General Electric and ATI have created a joint venture for the production of new titanium alloys

According to Platts, the European Commission

According to Platts, the European Commission approved the control over the newly created joint venture by US companies the General Electric and ATI. The new joint venture will develop new technologies for the creation of titanium alloys. ATI is a world-famous manufacturer of special materials and metals, including titanium and titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and special steels.

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22.05.2017
Zaporozhye Industrial Aluminum Plant restores its production

PJSC "Zaporozhye Industrial Aluminum Plant" (Zaporozhye) launched the iron foundry and

PJSC "Zaporozhye Industrial Aluminum Plant" (Zaporozhye) launched the iron foundry and prepared three more divisions for operation. The management of the plant intends to create about 430 jobs by the end of the year, the financial plan for 2017 assumes the receipt of up to 50 million UAH of profit. This was announced by Dmitry Lobikov, the CEO of "Zaporozhye Industrial Aluminum Plant" at a meeting of the Special Verification Commission of the Verkhovna Rada regarding privatization. He recalled that in 2016 the production of aluminum wire rod was restored, which makes it possible to produce 1.5-1.7 thousand tons of products per month. After the resumption of production of aluminum wire rod, 630 tons of products were produced. However, due to the fact that the plant had no VAT payer status, the sale of products was impossible. The reason for the lack of status is the decision of the previous management and Russian shareholders to liquidate the enterprise. The cost of aluminum processing in wire rod is $ 200 per ton, at the level of other Ukrainian enterprises. The general director added that “8,000 tons of aluminum tires and more than 10,000 tons of aluminum alloys – anode and cathode electrodes – were cut out and sold at the primary aluminum plant, and production was destroyed”.

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15.05.2017
BMI Research: Asia will become a global leader in bauxite extraction

According to BMI Research data, the Pacific Rim countries, such as

According to BMI Research data, the Pacific Rim countries, such as Australia, Indonesia, and India will be dominant in future bauxite production growth. Australia possesses a substantial production infrastructure, which will keep country’s position as a leading exporter to China where bauxite ore production is likely to be slowed down by low prices and consolidation being conducted by authorities in this field, analysts note. BMI experts also point out that the Indonesian bauxite production is expected to go up within the next 5 years – after loosening bans on ore export imposed in January.

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04.05.2017
Chinese rare-earth field is on the road to recovery

As per China Securities, prices for rare-earth metals in China has increased, and

As per China Securities, prices for rare-earth metals in China has increased, and this field is on the road to recovery because of a number of positive factors – quota assignment, pressure on illegal miners and rising customer demand. Formerly in April, national authorities released the first package of quotas on rare earth extraction in this year at the level of 100 000 t. In some Chinese provinces quotas are applied solely to products made by the largest groups producing rare earth metals. Moreover, from December till April 2017, the national company for preventing illegal rare earth extraction was conducted. In particular, six leading companies of this field were forbidden to extract rare earth metals illegally. Besides, they will introduce the monitoring system to control extraction and processing of these metals. In general, a huge demand for rare earth products has increased and jointly with measures applied by authorities caused a sharp rise of prices; for most metals the price has increased by 10-20% in relation to the minimum ones of 2016. Most players on the market are upbeat about price prospects of products since the second quarter is usually followed by the highest demand for rare earth metals.

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21.03.2017
China will built a new titanium plant

Luoyang Hexin Titanium, Chinese metallurgical company, announced

Luoyang Hexin Titanium, Chinese metallurgical company, announced on March, 9 about building a plant for production titanium and alloys. According to the source, the annual capacity of the future enterprise to be situated in the city of Luoyang, Henan Province, will make up 2000 tons, and the total capital investments will amount to USD 30 million. Two lines to produce bars (500 tons/year) and flat products (1500 tons/year) will be set up. Basic spheres to use manufactures products are aircraft industry, shipbuilding, power industry, metallurgy and medical facilities.

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28.01.2016
Prices on Chinese titanium sponge is to grow but demand is low

Very slight price increase on titanium sponge registered in Chinese Liaoning Province - as the consequence of

Very slight price increase on titanium sponge registered in Chinese Liaoning Province - as the consequence of some prices strengthening on raw materials during last couple weeks local sponge manufacturers had to increase transfer prices near 500 yuan (around $76) per ton. For today prevailing prices on 99,8% sponge is 43 000-45 000 yuan ($6525-6828) per ton ex works and market participants generally expect stable prices until holidays in China. Despite the strengthening of the local prices on sponge Chinese manufacturers inactivity specified in manufacture restoring because demand improvement on industrial consuming sectors seems very symbolic and totally inadequate for renewal of many manufactories which were shut down in the past two years. Almost all manufacturers do not hide their expectative and observant position. If to believe Chinese data in 2016 “in reserve” would stay capacity no less than 30 000 ton per year of sponge that’s why very likely that Chinese titanium sponge production would be succumbed to rigid "optimization" this year.

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27.01.2016
Australian company is to find titanium and zircon in North-Kazakhstan region

Director General of Iluka Exploration Kazakhstan Elison Morly according to the results of the first meeting of the Investors Council of NKR (North-Kazakhstan region) informed on briefing

Director General of Iluka Exploration Kazakhstan Elison Morly according to the results of the first meeting of the Investors Council of NKR (North-Kazakhstan region) informed on briefing that in North-Kazakhstan region Australian company will hold geological exploration to find promising deposits of titanium and zircon. She pointed that company in Kazakhstan co-works with JSC "Kazgeologiya". Elison Morly informed: “The contract was provided to us for the geological study of subsurface in three regions. The territory extends from Kokshetau to Kostanay through the North-Kazakhstan region. For now we are at the initial stage of geologic exploration which means selection of promising deposits for further studies then we are planning processing. If we find promising and economically viable deposits we are planning to build processing plant in the region which would be provided by the local workforce as well.” She concluded that for carrying out work in the region would be imported modern drilling rig which is operated by blowing method. Such technologies would be used in Kazakhstan for the first time.

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22.01.2016
Stock quotation of the ilmenite concentrate world manufacturer go up

Mining stocks of Rio Tinto on the London Stock Exchange traded with a significant increase. It has already reached

Mining stocks of Rio Tinto on the London Stock Exchange traded with a significant increase. It has already reached 4.47% in comparison with closing of the previous session (17.05 euros) per security. This is related to the publication of the company's annual reports. British-Australian mining and metallurgical company Rio Tinto produces and manufactures industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide and salt), iron ore, and uranium as well. The company is represented more than in 40 countries and is among the top three of llargest producers and exporters of iron ore. The positive report about the results of work for the year shows that Rio Tinto achieved success in implementing the cost reduction program. Under conditions of slight prices for titanium dioxide company planned to cut costs and save more than USD 7 billion. It was an extreme measure for the mining giant to maintain the margin level.

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14.01.2016
In Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan is to mature the largest titanomagnetite deposit Tymlay

For the first time in Kazakhstan, Zhambyl region, is implementing the project on the organization of the new export-oriented production of

For the first time in Kazakhstan, Zhambyl region, is implementing the project on the organization of the new export-oriented production of titanium dioxide and silicon dioxide. The "Kazinform" message says that OMPE (Ore Mining and Processing Enterprise) will be built on the site of titanomagnetite deposits in Tymlay, Kordai district of Zhambyl region. The capacity of future OMPE will reach 1.85 million tons of titanomagnetite concentrate. The company will produce 45 thousand tons of pigment titanium dioxide, 10 thousand tons of silicon dioxide, 650 thousand tons of vanadium pentoxide, 190 thousand tons of special steeltypes per year. Production for export is expected. On the development of the deposit will co-work ТОО “TENIR-LOGISTIC” which since 2006 has been conducting geological exploration and evaluation work on the deposit and Tymlay ore field, administration of Zhambyl and Pavlodar regions, China Machinery Engineering Corporation and China Metallurgical Group Corporation. The signing of a quadripartite memorandum is expected .

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02.12.2015
Chinese prices of titanium sponge stabilized.

Chinese prices of titanium sponge are stabilized. P. R. China market sources inform about

Chinese prices of titanium sponge are stabilized. P. R. China market sources inform about prevailing prices of 99,8%-material, which vary within 43000-44000 yuan ($6825-6984) per ton ex works after 1500 yuan ($238) per ton falling at the beginning of previous week. Deals’ prices on spot market may be called stabilized but in the same time they are still on low level against the background of lowest possible procurements by trade customers. Is expected preserving stability of “horizontal” trend anytime soon.

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26.11.2015
Titanium rolling becomes cheaper again in P. R. China

Chinese titanium rolling market stays “pale”

Chinese titanium rolling market stays “pale” – “Asian Metals” gives sources’ opinions on saving the market in weak status. In the result prevailing prices on titanium plate 2 mm and titanium tube 25 mm fell maximum to 2 yuan ($0,32) per kg to 92-95 yuan ($14,60-15,10) per kg ex works and to 3 yuan ($0,48) per kg to 103-109 yuan ($16,30-17,30) per kg ex works as well. The number of effected deals on spot-market is constantly limited against the background of trade customers’ weak demand. In the near-term signs of demand improvement is unlikely to appear.

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About SE “SRD Titanium Institute”

State Titanium Research and Design Institute was created in Zaporozhye in 1956 to provide the enterprises of non-ferrous metallurgy of Ukraine by research and development studies. In 1966 the Institute became the specialized leading institute of titanium industry in Soviet Union. In 1976 it became the leading institute of magnesium industry as well as general designer of all titanium and magnesium plants. Since 1992 the Institute has been the leading institute and general designer of non-ferrous metallurgy plants as well as manufacturers of semiconductor and carbon graphite materials in Ukraine. At present Titanium Institute is the only integrated research and design organization in Europe in the fields of titanium and magnesium production and primary non-ferrous metallurgy.

Titanium Institute was renamed as STATE ENTERPRISE “STATE TITANIUM RESEARCH AND DESIGN INSTITUTE” (SE “SRD Titanium Institute”) in accordance with order No.55 dated 30.03.2012 of the Government Agency of Ukraine for State Corporate Rights and Property Administration.

High work quality of SE “SRD Titanium Institute” has been confirmed by Quality Certificates issued by international institutions. First Quality Certificate (Ref. No. 751009262) was awarded on March 5, 2003 by international certification body TUV-CERT to certify that quality management system has been established and applied in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 with the scope of application “Development and commercialization of processes and equipment for metallurgical and chemical industry, engineering service”.

The witness audit was conducted on February 2016 to check compliance with the requirements of International Standard ISO 9001:2008 International Certification Authority “DEKRA Certification Sp. Z o.o.”. The audit ascertained yet again that SE “SRD Titanium Institute” had introduced and maintains the quality management system, which is confirmed by International Certificate No.320312032/3 dtd 14.04.2016.

The specialists of SE “SRD Titanium Institute” passed professional certification in 2015 in the Certification Architectural and Construction Commission of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Public Services of Ukraine and received Qualification Certificates of principal investigators of individual work items (services) related to building objects of architecture with qualification of design engineers.

SE “SRD Titanium Institute” incorporates the certified Center for Certification Testing of Non-Ferrous Metals, Standard Samples and Metrological Provision of Analytical Control (Assessment Certificate No.06544-5-1-2/3-ГОМС, registration No.3813-85 ВЛ dtd 01.07.2013) and certified Integrated Laboratory of Industrial Ecology (Assessment Certificate No.06544-5-1-2/3-ГОМС, registration No.3813-86 ВЛ dtd 01.07.2013 г.).

According to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No.94 dtd 23.03.2014 “On reorganization of the Ministry of Industrial Policy” SE “SRD Titanium Institute” belongs to the sphere of management of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. The revised version of the Charter was approved by the Order of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine No.1128 dtd 09.09.2015.

During four decades SE “SRD Titanium Institute”, together with other scientific and design organizations and enterprises, created a full-scale production of titanium and magnesium, provided with powerful high-capacity equipment, which enables to produce top quality products. It makes use of the most important research and development activities in the fields of production technology, economy and consumption of titanium and magnesium.

Lines of Enterprise Activity

In accordance with findings of the Commission for Certification of Research Institutions SE “SRD Titanium Institute” was certified by the decision No.3 of December 03, 2012 of the Board of the State Property Agency of Ukraine and ranged in group “B” with respect to line of activity “Development of technologies and equipment, non-ferrous and rare metals, semiconductor and carbon graphite materials production engineering” (Assessment Certificate No. 027 of December 03, 2012).

SE “SRD Titanium Institute” basic lines of activity according to Ukrainian Industry Classification System KVED-2010:

  • 71.20 Technical tests and investigations;
  • 72.19 Investigations and experimental developments in the field of other natural and engineering sciences;
  • 71.11 Activity in the field of architecture;
  • 71.12 Activity in the field of engineering, geology and geodetics, rendering services of technical consulting in these spheres;
  • 24.45 Production of other non-ferrous metals;
  • 24.53 Casting light non-ferrous metals.