Titanium fasteners are best known for being strong, lightweight and corrosion resistant. One property that stands out when compared to other metal fasteners is that titanium fasteners have the highest strength-to-weight ratio with a density of 4.51 g /cm3. As an example, titanium is 4 times stronger than 316 stainless steel at nearly half the weight. This makes titanium fasteners ideal for applications that require both lightness of weight and excellent strength such as oil & gas (down-hole), aerospace, military and sporting goods.
Titanium fasteners are also unique among metals in the chemical processing industry for handling chlorine (wet) and chlorine compounds in aqueous solutions. Titanium fasteners are fully resistant to solutions of chlorides, hypochlorites, chlorates, perchlorates and chlorine dioxide. As a result titanium fasteners are often using within the chlorine related industries such as pulp and paper and chlor-alkali / bleach.
Titanium fasteners are also an excellent material to prevent seawater corrosion. Because titanium fasteners can resists corrosion by seawater up to temperatures as high as 500°F (260°C) as well as survive at ocean depths over a mile below the surface, titanium fasteners are used throughout the oil & gas, desalination and marine industries.