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(continued) Longer life expectancy requires more medical treatment for the elderly, which will require more titanium. Currently, titanium is used to make hip and knee replacements, pace-makers, bone-plates and screws, as well as cranial plates for skull fractures. About two thirds of all titanium metal produced is utilized in aircraft engines and frames, and SCOA provides a steady supply to aircraft manufacturers. In fact, Sumitomo Corporation has been a long supplier of titanium mill products to Airbus in Europe, and though we do not have direct supply agreement with Boeing, our titanium is used in airframe structures and jet engines in Boeing aircraft. “New aircraft designed by both Boeing and Airbus will be using more carbon fiber (or composite) material, which lightens their weight to improve fuel efficiency,” Hayakawa said. “Because of the properties of carbon fiber, more titanium is required than other metals, and the buyweight titanium of those new aircraft will be approximately 10 times more of the conventional type aircraft.” Hayakawa is optimistic about the future of SCOA’s titanium business. “We are seeing the stable growth of the titanium market from the following aspects: the industrialization of developing nations requires more electricity, water, transportation of goods and people, which means titanium will be needed for desalination, power generation, and transportation vehicles. Secondly, more environmentally-friendly building requirements will lead to lighter weight airplanes, more nuclear power stations, etc. Lastly, longer life expectancy requires more medical treatment for the elderly, which will require titanium as well.” Currently, titanium is used to make hip and knee replacements, pacemakers, bone-plates and screws, as well as cranial plates for skull fractures. Hayakawa believes that the industry will continue to grow and strengthen, since SCOA’s sound position in the industry gives it close access to various sectors of the market. He also believes that, with a history of strength and a bright future, this titanic element can and will be used to enrich peoples’ lives. “We believe titanium can help create a better world,” Hayakawa said. For more information, please contact Takahiro Hayakawa at takahiro.hayakawa@sumitomocorp.com 6 visions Summer 2009

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Contents
Visions - Summer 2009
The Power of Wind Meets The Power of Business
The Space Age Metal With Mettle
SCOA Synergy Helps Fight Kidney Disease on Two Fronts
Man's Best Friend Gets Relief From New Flea Product
The View From Washington
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Visions - Summer 2009 - The Power of Wind Meets The Power of Business
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Visions - Summer 2009 - The Space Age Metal With Mettle
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Visions - Summer 2009 - SCOA Synergy Helps Fight Kidney Disease on Two Fronts
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Visions - Summer 2009 - Man's Best Friend Gets Relief From New Flea Product
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Visions - Summer 2009 - The View From Washington
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