Arkema leads the Series B investment in Adaptive3D, an innovative company and premium additive manufacturing photopolymer resin supplier. This investment complements our expertise in UV liquid resin material design and our commitment to accelerate 3D printing manufacturing technology development.
Arkema, a leader in high-performance materials for composites and photocurable liquid resins for additive manufacturing, is strengthening its partnership with Continuous Composites, creator of Continuous Fiber 3D Printing technology (CF3D®). Arkema has invested in the American start-up to rapidly advance the development of 3D composite manufacturing, a groundbreaking innovation for strong, lightweight structures.
Sartomer, a pioneer in advanced photocurable resin solutions, and Paxis, a 3D printing innovator, are co- developing custom materials for Paxis’ WAV™ (Wave Applied Voxel) additive manufacturing process technology.
As members of business and industry worldwide join forces to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Sartomer is actively supporting its partners in the food/beverage and medical sectors that are critical to addressing current global challenges. Supply chain reliability is essential, and Sartomer is dedicated to working solutions to enable the availability of products, operating its four plants around the world, while prioritizing the health and safety of our team members and partners at all times.
Sartomer, a business line of Arkema, is celebrating a new “double zero” safety record, achieved at its combined plants, R&D centers and headquarters around the world. On February 28, 2020, Sartomer accomplished one full year with zero safety incidents in two Company categories: no recordable injuries and no major process safety events. Sartomer is very proud to share this achievement, which brings the Company to the highest standard of safety and demonstrates strong engagement in managing its activities as a responsible market leader.
On November 15 Arkema inaugurated, in the presence of Thierry Le Hénaff, the Group’s Chairman and CEO, and Hervé Morin, President of the Normandy Region, a new Global Center of Excellence for 3D Printing within its Cerdato Research & Development Center in Serquigny, Normandy (France). Arkema and the Normandy Region intend this new center of excellence dedicated to additive manufacturing based on high-performance polymers, to be of benefit to companies and training organizations in the region, as part of a collaborative initiative striving for swift adoption of these new production methods.