Shanghai, China – March 5, 2018 – BASF subsidiary Innofil3D, the leading producer of high-value customized filaments, and Beijing Tiertime, a leading fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printer manufacturer, today signed a strategic partnership to support the further development of the 3D printing industry in China and the United States. Under the agreement, Beijing Tiertime will distribute high-quality filaments from Innofil3D in China and the United States, and the two parties will work together to develop engineering materials for industrial applications with FFF printing.
“With the introduction of our ‘UP’ series for FFF printing, in 2010, we contributed to the rise of desktop 3D printers in the consumer and education sectors. Now we recognize that desktop FFF 3D printers are being used for industrial use, due to lower investment costs,” said Andrew Qin, Sales Director, Beijing Tiertime. “By working closely with a strong partner like BASF, we can bring their well-developed Innofil3D materials to the Chinese market, enabling us to respond quickly to an increased demand for premium materials from the professional and industrial sectors.”
“Beijing Tiertime offers significant advantages for Innofil3D in China. They have demonstrated their capabilities in manufacturing reliable 3D printing machines with a strong market penetration,” said Jeroen Wiggers, Managing Director of Innofil3D. “We believe this strong partnership will enable end-customers to capitalize on the full benefits of FFF printing in China and the United States.”
Innofil3D B.V. was established in 2014 as a spin-off of Applied Polymer Innovations and is located on the Emmtec Industry and Business Park in Emmen, Netherlands. The company develops and produces high-quality printing filaments for fused filament fabrication (FFF) with a focus on engineering materials and has a profound knowledge of 3D FFF printing. The products offer added value to customers, which include distributors, resellers, manufacturers of 3D printers and end users. The company has an international distribution network. Further information at www.innofil3d.com.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.
About Beijing Tiertime
Headquartered in Beijing with offices abroad, Tiertime is a manufacturing and prototyping solutions provider with a global distribution network serving over 50 countries. Through innovation and consistent technological advancement, Tiertime strives to deliver high quality, affordable, easy-to-use additive manufacturing solutions to a wide variety of fields such as engineering, architecture, medicine, and education. More information is available at www.tiertime.com.
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