Securing a sufficient quantity of high-quality titanium has long been a concern in European aerospace. But now the first European facility for recycling aeronautical-grade titanium is being built near Clermont-Ferrand, France, in a bid to reduce the region’s dependence on imports. At stake, too, is making the production of titanium more economical and environmentally friendlier. UKAD, a 50-50 joint venture between Aubert & Duval (part of Paris-based Eramet group) and ...

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