Pahwa MetalTech Private Limited of Pune, India, and 1stSource Products of Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA, have formed a joint partnership to introduce QTi® Copper Titanium alloy and its products like non-sparking hand tools in North America.

Pahwa MetalTech was incorporated in 2014 to manufacture and market innovative Copper Titanium alloy and its products under the leadership of Lalit Kumar Pahwa, who has over 40 years of experience managing high technology manufacturing companies.

Pahwa Metal Tech has successfully introduced many products like Non-Sparking Hand Tools, Non-Magnetic Tools, Plunger Tips, Dies and Molds, Core Pins of Copper Titanium alloy under the brand “QTi®”

1stSource Products is a wholesale and retail distributor of industrial products specialising in the overhead and floor conveyor markets.  Don Sandusky, the owner and president of 1stSource, sees QTi® products as a way to expand 1stSource product line while introducing new and safer products.

QTi® Copper Titanium Non-Sparking Hand Tools were launched in North America and have found success with refineries, distilleries, agricultural processing, wastewater plants and power plants across the US.

“The success of QTi® Non-Sparking tools has been due to increased safety of Copper Titanium,” says Jason Oliver, product manager of QTi® at 1stSource Products, “QTi tools are stronger and more durable than what our customers were previously using and are 100% Beryllium Free, eliminating serious health risks.”

Aakash Pahwa, executive director of Pahwa MetalTech adds: “Copper Titanium QTi® is a breakthrough innovation in the field of material science and presents a safe and high-performing copper alloy that will not only replace Copper Beryllium in all its applications but also provide a superior alternative to other copper alloys, notably in welding and other applications.”