Group DF - international group of the companies, major investments are concentrated in the nitrogen, titanium and gas businesses.
Group DF’s titanium metals business is represented by Zaporizhzhia Titanium and Magnesium Combine, a Ukrainian titanium slag, sponge, ingot and slab producer located in Zaporizhzhia. In 2012, Group DF invested in ZTMC by acquiring a 49% stake.
Due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion, titanium is called the metal of the future. As strong as steel but two times lighter, titanium and its alloys are increasingly becoming the preferred materials in aerospace, shipbuilding, automotive, military, medical, electronics and other industries.
Following the Group DF’s strategy of expanding the titanium business, ZTMC launched industrial production of titanium ingots, slabs and alloys, which are higher added-value products, in July 2014. Currently, Group DF’s facilities can produce over 1,000 tonnes of each of these products a year. In future, ZTMC plans are to expand production to 12,000 tonnes per year.