ProductionToGo to Distribute Evonik’s 3D Printing Materials

31.05.2023 - Evonik has inked a new non-exclusive deal with compatriot ProductionToGo, covering distribution of the German specialty chemicals group’s 3D printing materials.

From Jun. 1, ProductionToGo, which resells industrial and professional 3D printing solutions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, will distribute Evonik’s photopolymers and the PEEK-based filaments of its INFINAM brand in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and the UK.

With the agreement, the Karlsbad, Germany-based company said it will be able to expand its presence as a distributor in the rapidly growing market for high-performance 3D printing materials. Evonik said the partnership is aimed at increasing the availability of its products for additive manufacturing.

The Essen-headquartered chemical producer launched its photopolymers 3D printing technology two years ago with its first INFINAM-branded ready-to-use resins for stereolithography (SLA), liquid crystal display (LCD) or digital light processing (DLP) printing.

Since then, Evonik said it has developed and launched altogether seven specialized material formulations, thereby diversifying the additive manufacturing material landscape. Its range of 3D printing materials includes the INFINAM-branded nylon powders and elastomers, PEEK filaments and specialized photopolymers used in industrial 3D applications.

Evonik touts its PA 12 powders as “the gold standard in powder bed fusion technologies,” while also claiming to have the industry's most extensive portfolio of 3D-printable Vestakeep (PEEK) and Resimer biomaterials for medical technology, which can be used to manufacture medical device parts designed for temporary and permanent body contact.

The 3D activities are bundled in Evonik’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Growth Field, where the strategic focus is on development and manufacturing of industrial, ready-to-use high-performance materials for all major polymer-based 3D printing technologies.

Author: Dede Williams, Freelance Journalist