Evonik is introducing a distinctive product name that stands for custom-designed high-performance materials allowing infinite 3D applications: Infinam.
In the future, all Evonik’s ready-to-use materials for 3D printing, regardless of delivery form or technological application, will be marketed under the new product name. In the full name the brand will be suffixed by the relevant class of polymer or material to ensure clear distinction within the existing material landscape. For example,
- all products based on thermoplastic copolyesters will be branded Infinam TPC,
- all products based on polyether ether ketones will be branded Infinam PEEK,
- all products based on thermoplastic amides will be branded Infinam TPA,
- or all durable and impact-resistant photopolymers will be branded Infinam TI.
The market launch of Infinam accompanies Evonik’s materials campaign started last year. In the coming months, the specialty chemicals group will introduce the first ready-to-use photopolymers for additive manufacturing. Also planned is the expansion of our own technical service expertise, as is exemplified by the recently opened Center for Structured Polymers Technology in Austin, TX, USA.
Biomedical materials will remain under their own product brands
Evonik offers an extensive portfolio in the sector of 3D printable biomedical materials for medical technology. For plastic implants the portfolio includes, in addition to Vestakeep i4 3DF PEEK filament for permanent body contact, also the Resomer product line with bioresorbable filaments, powders, and granules. These specialty materials are subject to strict standard specifications for polymers in medical applications that apply to the respective brands mentioned above. For this reason, these products have been excluded from transfer to the Infinam product family and will continue to be marketed under the Vestakeep and Resomer brands.