Catamold  is a ready-to-use raw material for metal and ceramic injection moulding (MIM and CIM). The wide product range includes low-alloy and stainless steels, special alloys, and ceramics, and the two new materials are stainless steel variants. 

BASF says that it has also improved efficiency in the production process. "We're passing on this economy of scale to our customers," said Dr. Matthias Pfeiffer, responsible for global business management for Catamold. "Thanks to the lower feedstock costs, our customers will be able to exploit new markets and be more competitive in the face of competing technologies."

The new products are available internationally and technical support is offered in all.

This follows news in December 2012 that BASF is to build a new Catamold plant in Kuanyin, Taiwan, in the second half of 2013.The company has also built an application technology lab for Catamold in Shanghai, China.

"These investments reflect our commitment to driving growth in the metal injection moulding industry," said Dr Stefan Koser, vice president metal systems at BASF.

 

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