Shanghai, China – BASF’s Forward AM business has signed a partnership agreement with Prismlab, a Chinese 3D printer manufacturer. The two companies’ relationship dates back to 2018, when BASF Venture Capital invested in Prismlab.
Prismlab will distribute Forward AM Ultracur3D materials alongside its 3D printers in Asia. The Ultracur3D portfolio includes several reactive urethane-based photopolymers, such as the flexible Ultracur3D FL, rigid Ultracur3D RG, and high-impact Ultracur3D ST.
‘With this deepened collaboration, we will be able to leverage synergies with BASF in the 3D printing industry,’ said Hou Feng, founder and chairman of Prismlab. ‘The partnership with Forward AM complements our current material offering. It enables us to further explore and enhance innovative applications, including functional prototyping requiring tailor-made material solutions with improved toughness, heat resistance and long-term stability.’
François Minec, managing director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions, added that his company is now setting up local production, logistics and technical services in Asia. ‘We are convinced this partnership strengthens our market position, especially in the orthodontic industry, and will enable us to engage deeper with downstream customers,’ he said.