SUNConferences, SAIIE NeXXXt

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A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW ON THE TITANIUM METAL PRODUCT VALUE CHAIN
Rina Nicolene Roux

Last modified: 2019-08-29

Abstract


This paper presents a systematic literature review (SLR) on the titanium metal product value chain. Globally this value chain is fragmented, meaning that successive production stages rarely occur within the same country and information published on the value chain is limited. The aim of this review was to collect literature to create and elaborate on the titanium metal product value chain. The SLR followed a combined building block searching strategy and a criterion analysis to obtain relevant literature on production stages within the value chain. The value chain was based on the three main sections that comprise the titanium metal industry namely the raw material, processes & technologies and the market. From the main sections, eight production stages were identified and discussed. These stages, as per the literature review, will be applied as a baseline to understand the requirements for improving the underdeveloped titanium industry in South Africa.