10.11.2021

Elkem Silicones will present silicone solutions for additive manufacturing/3D printing at Formnext 2021 in Frankfurt.

Elkem Silicones will be present at the upcoming Formnext show, the leading industry platform for additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing in Frankfurt in Germany from November, 16th to 19th and will showcase its wide portfolio of silicone solutions for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing 

To answer the challenging megatrends, Elkem Silicones has created a brand-new technology, called AMSil™ & AMSil SILBIONE™ series, to make functional parts based on genuine silicone elastomers by Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing.

  • AMSil™ 20000 series for use in industrial applications (aerospace, automotive, electronics, equipment etc.). The AMSil™ series will allow silicones to be used by AM/3DP in digital, connected and distributed manufacturing (Industry 4.0) for a more efficient and sustainable production method.
  • AMSil™ Silbione™ 24000 series for use in restricted medical applications. Elkem Silicones is committed to improve the quality of life of the ageing population by combining the performances, the durability and biocompatibility of silicones with AM/3DP.

As an acknowledgment of these disruptive silicone solutions Elkem Silicones has just recently been declared a winner in the renowned worldwide competition of the 2021 R&D 100 awards in the Mechanical Materials category demonstrating the outstanding accomplishment for Elkem Innovation overall.

In line with the open innovation strategy supported in the Elkem group, this work to develop innovative solution in Additive Manufacturing with silicone materials is done close to industrial partners in various industries. As an example of this collaborative business development approach Eriks, a specialized industrial service provider and Elkem Silicones teamed up for a silicone 3D printing development. Under the course of this partnership, Elkem Silicones will supply products from the AMSil™ range which will be used by Eriks to produce flexible silicone parts.

Elkem Silicones has historical and strong Open Innovation relationships with a diversity of partners like academic laboratories, universities, industry clusters, industrials platforms, and manufacturers. To reinforce this ecosystem, Elkem Silicones innovation teams are willing to develop more and more collaboration with new business partners, allowing to accompany innovative new technologies as in the case of 3Deus Dynamics, a young French start-up developing a breakthrough technology in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing.

In line with Elkem commitments for the future

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing is an integral part of Elkem’s climate Roadmap. Digital and connected, it has many technical advantages and makes a lot of sense when it comes to shifting to a more sustainable production and consumption. Additive Manufacturing allows for a very local production, with no shelf-life threat nor scale economies - that often implies mass production - and makes prototyping and small batch sizes easy. Not only will it help our customers reduce waste but also save on transportation and storage costs, two big contributors to the total carbon footprint of end-products.

Elkem Silicones will be present in hall 12.1 at Booth G14 and we invite you to meet our team and discover our entire program of silicone solutions for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing. Share with us your experiences and requirements for the latest technological advances.

Elkem’s commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is central to our business strategy. Our mission is to provide advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future, adding value to our stakeholders globally.

Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to maximise our positive impact on the environment and societies around us, as well as to minimise any negative impact. As a global company, we affect the environment and communities around the world every day. And through the products we make, we have a foot print in our supply chain and make new solutions possible.

Disclosure is a primary part of this engagement, and we can proudly state that in 2020, Elkem received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and was ranked by CDP in the Climate A List.

Read more at Sustainability | Elkem.com

About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 4 200 employees dedicated to delivering your potential by providing you innovative silicone solutions with a personal touch. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is a global leader in fully integrated silicone manufacturing, operating 13 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 Research & Innovation centers around the globe. Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. Elkem Silicones is committed to create new, innovative and green solutions and business models that promote a sustainable future. To learn more, please visit Elkem Silicones Website

About Elkem ASA 

Elkem is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future. The company develops silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions by combining natural raw materials, renewable energy and human ingenuity. Elkem helps its customers create and improve essential innovations like electric mobility, digital communications, health and personal care as well as smarter and more sustainable cities. With a strong track record since 1904, its global team of more than 6,800 people has a joint commitment to stakeholders: Delivering your potential. In 2020, Elkem was rated among the world’s top 5% on climate and achieved an operating income of NOK 24.7 billion. Elkem is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: ELK). To learn more, please visit Elkem Website