Huntsman Divests Stereolithography Business | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 45 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 7, 2011

Huntsman Divests Stereolithography Business

Department: Business
Keywords: additive manufacturing, stereolithography
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Stereolithography resins can be used to make a variety of complex objects.
Credit: Huntsman
 Objects made using Huntsman’s stereolithography resins.
 
Stereolithography resins can be used to make a variety of complex objects.
Credit: Huntsman

Huntsman Corp. is selling its stereolitho­graphy business to additive manufacturing specialist 3D Systems for $41 million. The business, which had $7 million in sales in 2010, makes ultraviolet-curable resins that lasers form into complex shapes such as prototypes and medical implants. The business also includes Digitalis, a new line of rapid manufacturing printers that Huntsman has been developing. Huntsman’s stereolithography business originated with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. Huntsman acquired the unit in 2003 when it purchased Vantico, the former Ciba epoxy resins business.

 
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