Titanium is widely used as a pigment in paint, in paper, and in plastics. Also, it is applicable as a highly heat resistant metal in aircraft construction. It is used to make aircraft parts, light bulb filaments and mountain climbing gear. It is also used in military applications, aircraft, spacecraft, medical devices, connecting rods on expensive sports cars and some premium.
Titanium is highly important mineral because it is strong and light at the same time. It is as strong as steel and twice as strong as aluminum, but is 45% lighter than steel. It does not corrode easily when in contact with sea water hence it is used in propeller shafts, rigging and other parts of boats that are exposed to sea water.
Titanium and its alloys are used in airplanes, missiles and rockets where strength, low weight and resistance to high temperatures are important. Since titanium does not react within the human body, it is used to create artificial hips, pins for setting bones and for other biological implants.
Ilmenite and Rutile are the most important sources of titanium and contribute to about 90% of Titanium production in a year. One of the premier companies that indulge in heavy mineral mining of Rutile and Ilmenite is V.V. Mineral. V.V Mineral is a family grown business started by Mr. S Vaikundarajan, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, VV Group. They undertake Zircon mining, Rutile mining and Ilmenite mining. They are based in the southern state Tamil Nadu in India. By industry standards they are the leaders in the heavy mineral mining industry.