CHARLOTTE, N.C. –
IperionX Limited (“IperionX”) (NASDAQ: IPX, ASX: IPX), is pleased to announce that Officine Panerai (“Panerai”), a division of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA (SWX:CFR, market capitalization US$70 billion) has placed its first purchase order for ‘production series’ titanium watch cases to be additively manufactured using IperionX’s low carbon, circular titanium.
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Panerai watch cases 3D printed using IperionX’s low carbon, 100% recycled titanium powders. (Photo: Business Wire)
Panerai recently completed testing on the IperionX prototype titanium watch cases and will produce a limited edition run of several hundred watch case blanks. The production series titanium watch cases are now being additively manufactured using IperionX’s low carbon, circular titanium powders.
IperionX continues to work with Panerai to evaluate additional titanium watch designs for future production series manufacturing.
Titanium watches are preferred for their higher strength, lighter weight and superior corrosion resistance, and titanium has now become the choice of material for flagship models amongst many leading watch manufacturers. The sustainability, quality and production manufacturing capabilities required to meet the demanding specifications for the luxury watch market transfers directly into a range of other titanium market verticals, including the automotive, consumer electronic and defense sectors.
The global automotive and consumer electronic sectors are leading the move towards building low carbon supply chains that maximize the use of circular materials. Leading companies in these sectors have near term targets for net zero carbon supply chains and for their products to utilize fully recycled materials.
The Panerai purchase order validates the performance of IperionX’s patented titanium technologies and the quality its low carbon, circular titanium metal powders. Although the quantum of the initial purchase order is not material, it demonstrates the commercial value of a low carbon, circular supply of titanium, which is superior to aluminum and stainless-steel in many applications across the automotive, consumer electronic and defense sectors.
IperionX provides the only commercially available circular, low-carbon titanium production process that uses 100% recycled titanium as a feedstock. IperionX now has over 40 potential customers signed onto a confidential sales delivery process. The highest priority potential customers have progressed from the exchange of technical data; to titanium metal powder qualification and titanium part prototyping.
Anastasios Arima, Co-founder and CEO of IperionX said:
“The IperionX team is thrilled to be producing the first ‘production series’ titanium watch cases for Panerai using our low carbon, circular titanium.”
“We believe that IperionX has a competitive advantage in the accelerating shift towards low carbon, long lasting materials that maximize recycled content. We intend to re-build a more sustainable and lower cost circular U.S. titanium supply chain that uses titanium scrap, to make titanium powders for low carbon, high strength titanium parts.”
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IperionX’s mission is to be the leading developer of low carbon titanium for advanced industries including space, aerospace, electric vehicles and 3D printing. IperionX’s breakthrough titanium technologies can produce titanium products that are low carbon and fully circular. IperionX is producing titanium metal powders from titanium scrap at its operational pilot facility in Utah, and intends to scale production at a Titanium Demonstration Facility in Virginia. IperionX holds a 100% interest in the critical minerals Titan Project, which has the largest JORC resource of titanium, rare earth and zircon rich mineral sands in the U.S.A.
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