ELGIN, Ill., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal DSM, a science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces today it will increase the capacity at its Hoek van Holland (Netherlands) site for the production of Somos® UV-curable additive manufacturing materials. This investment meets increased customer demand and reflects the growth of the 3D printing industry.
Somos® has grown with the 3D printing industry for over 20 years. As this industry continues to grow, so does the need for innovative materials. Somos® is focused on developing materials that support existing and new photopolymer-based equipment for industrial applications while moving the industry from prototyping to end use parts.
"Expansion of the current production footprint will include new state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing equipment," says Bastiaan van Wieringen, Site Manager Hoek van Holland. "We have over 30 years of experience at this site producing high-quality, UV-curable products and look forward to supporting the Somos® business and their growth objectives."
"We are thrilled with the growth experienced by our customers and the industry," says Melissa Lutz, Business Director Somos®. "This investment allows us to have more capacity available to grow with them and continue to enable new opportunities in the world of 3D Printing."
DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.
DSM believes that 3D printing is a major change agent for the world creating brighter lives for people today and generations to come. Somos®, a product brand of DSM, moves the Additive Manufacturing industry to a new level of performance. We are dedicated to helping our customers grow in the ever-changing world of 3D Printing and promoting this growth through continuous material and application development, encouraging industry collaboration and maximizing customer asset value by providing continuous information and support. More information about Somos® can be found at www.dsm.com/somos.
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