The geological exploration of China's titanium ore resources was mainly carried out in the 1950s and 1960s after the founding of New China, and was successively put into development. The deep processing and utilization of titanium mineral resources in China (production of titanium white, electrode coating, titanium sponge, titanium metal, titanium, etc.) was started in 1954 by the Beijing Nonferrous Metals Research Institute. In 1958, the Shenyang nonferrous metal processing plant was completed. The titanium sponge and titanium processing workshop was put into production. In the late 1960s, the titanium industrial system (production of titanium sponge, titanium processing materials, etc.) was formed. By 1997, China's titanium industry had formed mine-smelting-processing and scientific research-design- Production - application of two interrelated, relatively complete systems. China is one of the world's exporters of titanium concentrates, forged titanium, titanium products, titanium oxides and anatase titanium dioxide pigments.