17.10.2022

New material innovation for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing at Formnext 2022

Elkem Silicones to launch new silicone-based solutions for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing at Formnext 2022 in Frankfurt.

Elkem Silicones will showcase its latest product innovation, enlarging its portfolio of silicone solutions of the AMSil™ and AMSil™ Silbione™ ranges for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, at the upcoming Formnext show in Frankfurt Germany from November 15th to 18th 2022.

Already acknowledgment for its disruptive silicone solutions as a winner in the 2021 R&D 100 award, Elkem Silicones is continuing its material innovation campaign in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing. With the new developments, Elkem Silicones is now able to provide products from ShA 10 to ShA 70 with all well-known properties of 100% silicones for LDM (Liquid Deposit Molding) based systems. Besides their use in medical and industrial applications the range now also allows the use in Food Grade applications.

Elkem Silicones will also launch a newly developed support material as the AMSil™ 92100 series. This material is a paste like formulation suitable for use in common with the AMSil™ and AMSil™ Silbione™ range allowing to taking advantage of features and structures associated with the freedom of design approach inherent to Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing. The material is water-soluble and can be washed off during the post-processing phase.

This year, Elkem booth will host a fully equipped 3D printer from Deltatower, Switzerland allowing multi-material printing with different silicones simultaneously as well as other materials. Examples of multi-material objects will be showcased at the booth.

Actual results and the potential of radiation curing silicone systems will be given in a paper titled “UV-curable silicone elastomeric materials designed for 3D printing technologies (SLA, DLP, LCD) and medical applications“based on Elkem Silicones formulations in a joint presentation by Thomas Brossier (3D Medlab) and Dr Jean-Marc Frances (Elkem Silicones) on the Introducing Stage on Friday 18th November at 12:00pm.

In line with Elkem commitments for the future

These examples of the latest developments show the commitment from Elkem Silicones to Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing and its potential of being part of a more sustainable economy in the future. Driving Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing to industrial scale as part of the factory of the future through Digital Manufacturing will help creating innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers reducing the environmental impact by reducing waste but also achieving savings on transportation and storage costs, two big contributors to the total carbon footprint of end-products.

Learn more about Elkem Silicones’ portfolio for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing at booth F 91 in hall 12.1. Join the team and discover the entire program of silicone solutions for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing by sharing your experiences and requirements for the latest technological advances with the experts from Elkem Silicones.

Elkem’s commitment to Sustainability

All known technological solutions for the green transition require advanced materials.  Silicones, silicon and carbon solutions are critical enablers and this is one of the most significant ways for Elkem to have an impact; by ensuring durable and sustainable supply to the green transition towards a low carbon future.

Elkem is committed to take a leading position in reducing the impacts of climate change. Elkem's ambition is to reduce the company's fossil CO2 footprint by increasing renewable carbon sources and developing innovative production processes. With a fully integrated value chain from upstream silicon to silicones and their downstream uses, it is vital to manage the environmental production footprint.

Elkem continues to prove leadership in sustainability and climate reporting transparency confirmed with our Platinum rating on Ecovadis and A- rating on CDP Climate.

Read more at Sustainability | Elkem.com

About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 4 200 employees dedicated to delivering your potential by providing you innovative silicone solutions with a personal touch. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is a global leader in fully integrated silicone manufacturing, operating 14 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 14 Research & Technology centers around the globe. Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, renewable energy, healthcare, paper coatings, personal care and textiles. Elkem Silicones is committed to create new, innovative and green solutions and business models that promote a sustainable future. www.elkem.com

About Elkem ASA

Elkem is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future. The company develops silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions by combining natural raw materials, renewable energy and human ingenuity. Elkem helps its customers create and improve essential innovations like electric mobility, digital communications, health and personal care as well as smarter and more sustainable cities. With a strong track record since 1904, its global team of more than 7,000 people has a joint commitment to stakeholders: Delivering your potential. In 2021, Elkem was rated among the world’s leading companies on climate, with a roadmap towards net zero emissions by 2050, and achieved an operating income of NOK 33.7 billion. Elkem is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: ELK). www.elkem.com