Evonik and HP Team Up to Develop New 3D Printing Powders

October 19, 2016

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Evonik and HP Team Up to Develop New 3D Printing Powders
An Evonik chemical manufacturing facility. Image courtesy of Evonik

German specialty chemicals company Evonik and Hewlett Packard (HP) are strengthening a cooperative arrangement to create new plastic powders used in 3D printing. Essen, Germany-based Evonik is placing its VESTOSINT 3D Z2773 certified product on HP’s “Open Platform Program,” the chemical company announced in a press release Tuesday.

“Through the close partnership with HP and our active participation in the open platform program we anticipate further impetus in the development of new plastic powders for 3D printing use,” said Dr. Matthias Kotterhahn, head of Evonik’s high performance polymers business in a statement.

A new powder developed by Resource Efficiency Evonik, Polyamide-12 (PA-12), is compliant with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, making the powder ideal for producing plastic products that come into contact with food, the company said.

Evonik produces a range of specialty plastic materials and 3D printing powders. The company’s Polyamide-12 powder VESTOSINT line features a range of processing capabilities and can be configured for a number of 3D printing technologies.

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