In 2011, Rhodia (Lyon, France) will launch, reportedly for the first time, polyamide (PA) powders suitable for small-series direct part manufacturing by selective laser sintering (SLS). PA 6 powders will be released first, followed by PA 6.6 powders. The powders will permit SLS users to prototype and manufacture parts using the same material. Moreover, these polyamides can be used for prototyping and injection molding.
Editor PickŞişecam invests in new glass fiber plant in Turkey
The new plant, which will have an annual production capacity of 70,000 metric tons, is expected to become operational in the second half of 2018.