The Netherlands: 3D Printing Perstorp and 3D4 Makers Create 3D Printing Materials Company
Perstorp and 3D4 Makers, a 3D printing filament producer, established a new Joint Venture for the production of new material solutions for the additive manufacturing industry.
Perstorp/The Netherlands — The new company called Elogio-AM combines the companies' knowhow in the fields of chemicals and polymers and will market the fifth-generation 3D filament, Facilan. The JV targets medical, fashion, orthotics, advanced prototyping, modeling, demanding industry and consumer markets.
According to Perstorp, Facilan C8 3D printed parts have a higher impact and tensile strength than ABS filaments while being based on compostable raw materials. The parts have a soft touch feel and are smoother than PLA and ABS parts. More developments are ongoing together with orthotics and insoles researchers to develop new 3D printing solutions, the companies announced. Facilan PCL 100 is a pure polycaprolactone filament that is being used by researchers in artificial muscles, drug loaded implants, scaffolds and smart materials.
Following the cooperationbetween the partners, and the introduction of the Facilan range of 3D printing filaments, Marie Grönborg, Executive Vice President Innovation, Perstorp sees the formation of the JV as the next natural step to further accelerate the company's potential.
Jan-Peter Wille, 3D4 Makers co-founder added that Perstorp's specialty chemicals, additives and polymer knowledge were essential for the development of novel materials in 3D printing. Better tolerance materials and higher performance parts were necessary to put 3D printing on the factory floor and in the most cutting edge applications, he said.
Elogio-AM will be based in the Netherlands, Haarlem, and its incorporation is pending approval from authorities.