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Stratasys and Solvay Partner to Bring New FDM Materials to Market and Expand Adoption in Manufacturing

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Stratasys
(NASDAQ: SSYS) today established an authorized materials partner program
– designed to expand the range of high-performance polymers available to
manufacturers leveraging Stratasys’ fused deposition modeling process
using FDM Technology™ in 3D printing applications. As an initial step,
advanced materials leader Solvay
has been selected to help launch the program and deliver new polymers
for the Stratasys F900™
3D Printer
.

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The collaboration between Stratasys and Solvay is designed to expand the range of high-performance p ...

The collaboration between Stratasys and Solvay is designed to expand the range of high-performance polymers available to manufacturers, starting with the Stratasys F900 (Photo: Business Wire)

For more than two decades, Stratasys has helped customers engineer
durable, highly repeatable 3D printed parts for high-performance
environments leveraging its advanced materials – including FDM® Nylon
12CF, FDM® TPU 92A, and Antero™ 800NA PEKK-based material. Under the
authorized materials partner program, Solvay will access exclusive tools
and Stratasys expertise to develop materials aligned with the company’s
quality and performance benchmarks. The partners will share an
authorized partner materials roadmap to guide Solvay’s selection and
development of materials for Stratasys FDM printers.

“Stratasys is committed to expanding our portfolio of advanced,
specialized materials for high performance FDM printers – enabling
manufacturers to readily use 3D printing for production applications,”
said Rich Garrity, President, Americas, for Stratasys. “By combining our
expertise with Solvay, customers can make use of a broad range of high
performance applications – all while maintaining the level of quality
and reliability expected from Stratasys high-performance FDM
consumables.”

“With this strategic partnership, we are combining Stratasys’ leadership
in fused deposition modelling 3D printing with Solvay’s leadership in
developing high-performance, AM-ready materials for the most demanding
applications in a large number of industries,” said Christophe Schramm,
Business Manager for Additive
Manufacturing
in Solvay’s Specialty Polymers Global Business Unit.
“This is fully in line with Solvay’s ambition to push the limits of
high-performance additive manufacturing.”

Stratasys is unveiling its collaboration agreement with Solvay at
RAPID+TCT 2019 in the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Visitors can
also learn more at the Stratasys booth (No. 1201). For more information
on Stratasys’ advanced 3D printing solutions for high-performance
environments, please visit our F900™
3D Printer site
.

Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company,
committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal
challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in
many diverse end markets. Its products are used in planes, cars,
batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and
gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its
light-weighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations
optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air
and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around
24,500 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were €10.3 billion in 2018,
with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3
leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE)
is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris Bloomberg: SOLB.BB
– Reuters: SOLB.BR),
and in the United States its shares (SOLVY)
are traded through a level-1 ADR program. Financial figures take into
account the planned divestment of Polyamides.

Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures over 1500 products across
35 brands of high-performance polymers – fluoropolymers,
fluoroelastomers, fluorinated fluids, semi-aromatic polyamides, sulfone
polymers, ultra-high performance aromatic polymers, and high-barrier
polymers – for use in Aerospace, Alternative Energy, Automotive,
Healthcare, Membranes, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Plumbing, Semiconductors,
Wire & Cable, and other industries. Learn more at www.solvayspecialtypolymers.com.

Stratasys is a global leader in additive manufacturing or 3D
printing technology and is the manufacturer of FDM® and
PolyJet™ 3D Printers. The company’s technologies are used to create
prototypes, manufacturing tools, and production parts for industries,
including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer products and
education. For 30 years, Stratasys products have helped manufacturers
reduce product-development time, cost, and time-to-market, as well as
reduce or eliminate tooling costs and improve product quality. The
Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise includes: 3D
printers, materials, software, expert services, and on-demand parts
production. Online at: http://www.stratasys.com,
http://blog.stratasys.com and
LinkedIn.

Stratasys, the Stratasys signet, FDM, F900, FDM Technology, FDM Nylon
12CF, FDM TPU 92A, Antero 800NA PEKK-based material, are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or
affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.

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