Royal DSM and Clariant announced an agreement for DSM to take over certain parts of Clariant’s 3D printing business portfolio. According to DSM, the agreement will allow the company to offer customers rapid product development iterations for filaments and pellets based on application needs. Financial details were not disclosed.
The transaction includes part of Clariant 3D printing team, selection of their portfolio and pipeline of engineering-grade filament and pellet materials and customer relations, expertise in powder development, and a small production line for fast ramp-up of small batches. The integration of these assets will strengthen DSM’s engineering grade filament, pellet and powder portfolio. Customers will also benefit from faster product tweaks based on application needs thanks to the Clariant team’s experience in fast and market-driven product development using a dedicated, highly flexible and high-speed compounding setup, said DSM.
Hugo da Silva, Vice President Additive Manufacturing at DSM, commented: “We are very excited about welcoming the new team members and the expertise they bring to expand our service offering. We share the same focus on customer needs and have complementary expertise and portfolio. Together we can fulfil market needs faster and with a broader materials toolbox, and realize further the potential of additive manufacturing to the manufacturing world.”
“After thorough strategic review, Clariant concluded that its 3D printing materials business was no longer aligned with its strategic focus. While we will continue to serve the 3D printing market with our high quality additives and flame retardants, we are confident that DSM is the ideal new home for parts of Clariant’s tailored 3D printing materials business to continue its successful development. I look forward to seeing them thrive,” said Richard Haldimann, Head of Sustainability Transformation at Clariant.