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Adaptive3D™ Partners With Chemence to Fulfill Accelerated Growth Schedule

May 2, 2019 | Dallas, TX

Adaptive3D™ Technologies and Chemence jointly announced a partnership agreement today to support Adaptive3D’s accelerated growth schedule in additive manufacturing and specialty materials. The agreement covers manufacturing and packaging for Adaptive3D’s current portfolio of premium additive manufacturing photopolymer resins, which deliver market leading mechanical properties for flexible 3D printed parts. The partnership has been formed in response to heightened demand for Adaptive3D’s ToughRubber™ product family on the heels of product qualification with OEM partners and Adaptive3D’s series A investment in January of this year.

“Adaptive3D and Chemence share a similar vision in advancing the transformative power of additive design and manufacturing,” said Allan Morris, Chief Operations Officer of Chemence. “We believe that functional performance in materials is the key to unlocking the future of additive manufacturing and we are thrilled to be Adaptive3D’s chosen manufacturing partner to deliver high quality flexible photopolymers to their impressive customer list.”

Developed on the foundation of a proprietary chemistry, Adaptive3D printable photoresins are targeting the high-throughput manufacturing of complex 3-dimensional plastic and rubber parts, with unmatched mechanical properties, in open-air production environments. The company has already delivered the highest strain 3D printable photopolymer in the market and will soon introduce soft and elastic products for use in consumer, medical and industrial & electrical applications.

“Working with Chemence and leveraging their history of manufacturing excellence in adhesives and acrylates is a very compelling proposition for Adaptive3D,” said Stephen Kay, Head of Operations at Adaptive3D. “We believe that their 30 years of experience, global manufacturing footprint, and ISO 9001 certifications give our customers the security they need to depend on our products for additively manufacturing functional end parts and products as well as functional prototypes.

About Adaptive3D Technologies

Adaptive3D delivers premium polymer resins for additive manufacturing and specialty end applications.  The company has a mission to enable high volume additive manufacturing through optimized materials. Adaptive3D offers leading additive manufacturing polymer resins and specialty polymers to a range of industries around the world in consumer, healthcare, industrial, transportation and oil and gas sectors. The company leads in printing and processing rubber-like materials, tough damping materials, and low-cure stress photopolymers. The deeply technical company has developed a patent portfolio based on fundamental materials research, some of which has been translated from the University of Texas at Dallas and is based on past funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. For more information, please visit about us page.

About Chemence

Chemence is a global specialty chemical company with diversified expertise in multiple market segments including wound closure, medical device assembly, consumer electronics, flexography and vacuum impregnation sealing. Chemence’s focus has always been to provide the best possible adhesive, sealant and resin solutions to improve our customers’ production processes. Our key customers include major automotive OEMs, market leading consumer electronics companies, some of the finest medical organizations around the world and many major retailers.

Since its founding in 1984 in the UK, Chemence has continued to grow by identifying and innovating in niche specialty chemical segments. We have ISO accredited manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and technical sales offices across North America, Europe and Asia.  Our core technology platforms include cyanoacrylates, acrylates and polyurethanes.