Arkema Launches Center of Excellence to Advance 3D Printing Resins Technology
EXTON, Pennsylvania – August 2, 2018 – Arkema is proud to announce the grand opening of its Sartomer 3D Printing Center of Excellence, located at its Exton, PA facility. In this advanced R&D lab, Sartomer and its partners will further develop cutting-edge 3D printing resins through innovative material research and collaboration. This new center will complete the Arkema’s worldwide R&D network dedicated to the development of advanced material for additive manufacturing.
Sartomer, a Business Line of Arkema, is a pioneer in designing engineered resins for UV-curable additive manufacturing marketed under its N3xtDimension® brand. These photo-cure 3D printing materials yield products with thermoplastic-like mechanical properties for applications such as dental, sports and electronics.
The 3D Printing Center of Excellence will house most UV based technologies: stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), and Multi Jet Printing
(MJP) to name a few. It provides a collaborative space for chemists and application engineers to develop custom resins for customer needs.
This advanced lab will complete the existing R&D network of the Group dedicated to the fast growing 3D Printing market, a driver of Arkema’s future growth.
“Sartomer is an historic partner for 3D printing pioneers. We’re launching the 3D Printing Center of Excellence to deepen our support of the visionaries working to develop innovative 3D printed materials.” – Sumeet Jain, Global Director, 3D Printing at Sartomer
Arkema is ideally positioned to bring 3D Printing to a full manufacturing scale with a unique line-up of polymer materials available in filament for extrusion, in powder for sintering and in liquid for UV curing, backed by a deep understanding of end-user applications and needs.
“3D printing will further expand in to mass manufacturing through innovative advanced material technologies and partnerships with market leaders.” – Guillaume de Crevoisier, Global Business Director, 3D Printing at Arkema
About Bostik, an Arkema Company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, we have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape our daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With 2014 sales of €1.5 billion, the company employs 4,800 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business
portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the
markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion in 20167 we employ approximately 19,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We
are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based
products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. For the latest information, visit www.arkema.com.
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