MOSCOW (MRC) -- DOMO Chemicals has formed a partnership with Austrian 3D printing product developer RPD Rapid Product Development, to focus on Sinterline polyamide 6 (PA6) selective laser sintering (SLS) powders, said the producer.
DOMO said that the increased use of SLS in high-performance functional parts in automotive and other market segments has created a need for plastic materials that are capable of bridging the gap between conventional injection moulding and 3D printing.
DOMO’s partnership with RPD was “strategically targeted” at accelerating this production process transformation, it said.
"This partnership opens up new opportunities for SLS customers in near to small series automotive and other higher-volume application areas beyond prototyping,” said Dominique Giannotta, Sinterline programme leader at DOMO Chemicals. Financial terms were not disclosed.
As MRC informed earlier, Russia's output of chemical products rose in June 2020 by 2.6% year on year. However, production of basic chemicals increased year on year by 4.9% in the first six months of 2020. According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, polymers in primary form accounted for the greatest increase in the output in January-June. Production of benzene was 106,000 tonnes in June 2020, compared to 110,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of this product reached 721,000 tonnes over the stated period, up by 3.9% year on year.
DOMO Chemicals is a leading producer of high-quality engineering nylon materials for a diverse range of markets, including the automotive, food, medical, pharmaceutical, chemicals and electronics industries. The company offers a complete portfolio of integrated nylon 6 and 66 products, including intermediates, resins, engineering plastics, performance fibres, packaging film and distribution of petrochemical products. Headquartered in Germany, the familyowned company leverages advanced technology and consumer insights to deliver sustainable & innovative solutions. DOMO generated 2019 sales over EUR 900 million and employs in 2020 approximately 2200 employees worldwide.