Arkema launches COE to advance 3D resins technology

Arkema will open its 3D Printing Center of Excellence, located at its Sartomer 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). 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.