Chemicals company Henkel has enlisted M. Holland Company as an authorized distributor of its LOCTITE 3D printing products. M. Holland Company, a leading distributor of thermoplastic resins, will now offer its client base a wider range of 3D printing materials, including UV-curable silicone elastomeric, ultra-clear, durable, high-impact, high-temperature and other resins.
The partnership agreement between Henkel and M. Holland marks the latter’s first foray into thermoset materials. Henkel’s range of LOCTITE 3D printing resins, which cover a wide range of uses and applications, will create new opportunities in AM for M. Holland’s customers in the manufacturing area.
“Henkel is excited to bring M. Holland on board as our 3D distribution partner,” commented Sam Bail, Head of 3D Printing North America at Henkel Corporation. “M. Holland has expertise in polymer materials and its use in traditional manufacturing, including molding and machining. With the addition of LOCTITE 3D resins to the M. Holland portfolio, we believe the partnership will provide M. Holland’s clients new opportunities to use additive manufacturing in their organizations.”
Haleyanne Freedman, Market Manager of 3D Printing at M. Holland, added: “Henkel’s customer-centered approach combined with our additive manufacturing expertise supports the qualification of new materials for various technologies and applications. M. Holland’s partnership with Henkel will help guide our clients in realizing a wide range of endeavors in additive manufacturing.”
Over the past couple of years, M. Holland has been expanding its foothold in the additive manufacturing sector. In 2018, for instance, the company signed distribution agreements with 3DXTECH (for 24 engineering materials), Owens Corning for its XSTRAND line of fiberglass-reinforced products, and BASF.
The company also has an Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at its facility in Northbrook, Illinois and a Technical Innovation Center in Easton, Pennsylvania. Going forward, M. Holland plans to invest even more in its additive activities.