Arkema, a French superior supplies firm, has opened a brand new manufacturing line at its Sartomer plant in Nansha, China, rising the manufacturing capability of its 3D printing resins by 30%.
Christophe André, Government Vice President, Superior Supplies at Arkema, mentioned, “This funding strengthens our dedication to offering essentially the most superior photocure resin options with modern properties, in addition to companies, to our prospects around the globe and giving them a number one aggressive edge of their respective markets.”
The inauguration of the brand new manufacturing line on the Sartomer plant in China. Photograph through Arkema.
Electron beam curing
Arkema develops superior 3D printing supplies via its subsidiary Sartomer, which produces photocurable resins corresponding to N3XTDIMENSION and SAR-GEL, which is used to detect water on the backside of gas tanks.
Earlier this 12 months, Sartomer USA arrange an in-house electron beam (EB) lab with standalone electron accelerators, to check and develop EB curable resins. On the time two extra EB labs have been deliberate, one in France and one in Asia.
On EB labs, Doug Sharp, President and CEO of Sartomer USA, had mentioned, “The EB laboratory installations fortify Sartomer’s dedication to offering essentially the most superior liquid resin options and R&D companies to prospects around the globe. This funding additionally allows us to assist potential prospects trying to make use of EB curing in current functions or take a look at proof of idea of latest concepts.”
Final month at Huge Concepts for UV + EB Know-how Convention and Expo, Sartomer launched extra UV/EB curable resins utilized in 3D printing, graphic arts, and coating.
3D printers and post-processing machines for UV Cured Resins on the Arkema facility in Pennsylvania. Photograph through Arkema.
Assembly the demand
The brand new manufacturing line at Sartomer was inaugurated in April 11, 2019. In response to Arkema, the Asian market has seen a development in demand for UV and EB curable resins to be used in electronics and 3D printing. It’s anticipated that the brand new manufacturing line will be capable to meet this demand.
On the opening of the setup, André added, “We thank our inside groups and our companions who helped us to begin this new manufacturing line on schedule. We additionally thank our prospects for his or her steady belief and help through the years by utilizing Sartomer’s merchandise.”
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Featured picture reveals the inauguration of the brand new manufacturing line on the Sartomer plant in China. Photograph through Arkema.
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