NORTHBROOK, Ill.—M. Holland Co., a distributor of thermoplastic resins, continues to expand its 3D printing capabilities for its clients, signing a distribution agreement Dec. 10 with German supplier Henkel Corp. to offer Henkel's Loctite 3D products.
M. Holland said its industrial manufacturing clients now will have access to a range of 3D printing materials for their additive manufacturing processes, including UV-curable silicone elastomeric, ultra-clear, durable, high impact, high temperature and general purpose resins.
"Henkel's customer-centered approach combined with our additive manufacturing expertise supports the qualification of new materials for various technologies and applications," said Haleyanne Freedman, market manager for 3D Printing at M. Holland. "M. Holland's partnership with Henkel will help guide our clients in realizing a wide range of endeavors in additive manufacturing."
The agreement follows three other 3D printing product partnerships established by M. Holland in 2018: with 3DXtech, adding 24 engineering materials; with Owens Corning as a master distributor of the XStrand line of fiberglass-reinforced products; and with BASF to distribute materials for industrial manufacturing 3D printing applications.
Henkel, a global supplier of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, said its Loctite 3D resin line is a photopolymer, which, in collaboration with manufacturers of 3D printers, is designed to produce finely detailed print resolution.
"Henkel is excited to bring M. Holland on board as our 3D distribution partner," said Sam Bail, head of 3D Printing North America at Henkel. "M. Holland has expertise in polymer materials and its use in traditional manufacturing, including molding and machining."
M. Holland said it continues to invest in 3D printing resources to support its Technical Innovation Center in Easton, Pa., as well as its Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at its Northbrook, Ill., headquarters.