Höganäs says that its new atomizing plant has received building approval by the local council.
Höganäs says that its new atomizing plant has received building approval by the local council.

Höganäs says that its new atomizing plant, which will produce high-purity metal powders for 3D printing, has received building approval by the local council.

The plant will be located at the Laufenburg production unit in Germany and will operate under the strict conditions of the German Federal Emission Control Act (BImSchG). ‘The reports contained extensive investigations and validations with regard to noise, emissions, fire protection and occupational safety,’ said Sylwia Paulus, health, safety and environment (HSE) manager. ‘Ultimately, we fulfilled all the legal requirements within the framework, and beyond.’

Höganäs says that the powders will be sold worldwide under the trademark Amperprint.

’The investment in the million-euro plant will help us to significantly increase our market share for metal powders in the promising segment of 3D printing,’ said Höganäs’ site manager Peter Thienel. ‘In addition, we want to further increase the attractiveness of Höganäs as an employer in Germany and are confident that we can continue to offer our co-workers long-term professional development.’

Completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.

This story uses material from Höganäs, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.