PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a global leader in design, manufacture & commercialization of advanced plasma processes, has reportedly entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with the France-based Eramet Group’s member, Aubert & Duval.

As per genuine sources, the collaboration between the two companies outlines the multiple step strategy to provide plasma-atomized titanium powder in Europe additive manufacturing market. The agreement further directs on establishing production capabilities in the region on mutual terms.

An official release by PyroGenesis affirmed that under the exclusive partnership deal, the new titanium offer by Aubert & Duval is most likely to be marketed under the brand Pearl® Micro. The latest development is expected to allow Eramet to account for a significant 15 percent of titanium powders market share in Europe by 2022.

According to Mr. P. Peter Pascali, the CEO & President at PyroGenesis, the latest agreement builds the framework in which PyroGenesis and Aubert & Duval will work in tandem to distribute the titanium powders to the market. Pascali further claims that this relationship is anticipated to rev up the company’s AM business line, besides complementing its corporate strategy to join hands with recognized players.

Jérôme Fabre, the Deputy CEO of Alloys Division, Eramet Group, was quoted saying that along with the metallurgical expertise for energy and aeronautics sector, the company in alliance with PyroGenesis will also be able to fulfill offers related to metal powder for the additive manufacturing and the rapidly growing 3D printing market.

Aubert & Duval, for the record, has been a global leader in titanium and aluminum alloys, super alloy, and high-performance steel for more than a century now. The Eramet member is a renowned supplier of additive manufacturing metal powders and serves the defense, aeronautics, automotive & transportation, medical, energy, nuclear and other demanding markets.