Retech, part of SECO/WARWICK Group, is the main supplier of advanced vacuum technology for a recycling and refining plant for titanium alloys in France. Retech designed and supplied three metallurgical units for the facility: two vacuum arc remelting (VAR) furnaces for titanium melting and a plasma melting furnace. The first VAR furnace has been installed. Construction and delivery of the second is planned in the next stage.

The plant, which recently opened in Saint-Georges-de-Mons, is the first in Europe to produce titanium ingots with scrap from major manufacturers of aircraft and their subcontractors.