A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW ON THE TITANIUM METAL PRODUCT VALUE CHAIN

Rina Nicolene Roux, Elma van der Lingen, Anton P Botha

Abstract


This article 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 the 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 in the value chain. The value chain was based on the three main sections that comprise the titanium metal industry: the raw material, the processes and technologies, and the market. From the main sections, eight production stages were identified and discussed. Arising from the literature review, these stages will be applied as a baseline to understand the requirements for improving the underdeveloped titanium industry in South Africa.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/30-3-2233

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