A Review of the Production Cycle of Titanium Dioxide Pigment
crude separation of titanium metal. However, it was not until 1910 that M.A. Hunter, an American chemist, produced pure titanium. Ilmenite, the principal titanium ore mineral, was named after the Ilmen Mountains in the south Urals. Titanium, with atomic number 22 and symbol Ti, is one of the transition elements in Group IVB of the per i-odic table.