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Continuum Powders enters energy partnerships with Priority Power and AirGas

Aiming to lead renewable energy commitments within metal AM with one of the lowest carbon intensity powder platforms in the industry

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Continuum Powders, a sustainable metal powder company, has signed contracts with Priority Power and AirGas to lead the metal additive manufacturing industry in renewable energy commitments. These renewable energy partners and the 100% recycled metals process proprietary to Continuum Powders combine to create one of the lowest carbon intensity powder platforms in the industry.

Continuum Powders is one of the most sustainable powder suppliers in the industry, and these new agreements are expected to increase the level of decarbonization and continue to push the boundaries of what powder suppliers should aim to achieve in the market.

Priority Power will provide Continuum Powders with 100% renewable electricity from hydropower. This renewable electricity will consume roughly 1/1,000th of the kWh energy (17 kWh/kg to 1,700 kWh/kg) of another undisclosed company using the traditional grid provider for electricity.

Continuum Powders enters energy partnerships with Priority Power and AirGas - aiming to lead renewable energy commitments within metal AM.

AirGas will be providing argon gas that is certified to be made with 99.8% renewable green energy. This step highlights the sustainability commitment from Continuum Powders, and will further reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

When the entire combination of the new renewable energy sources is combined with the proprietary process from Continuum Powders, the company is anticipated to have a total energy consumption of nearly zero – positioning Continuum Powders as a leading force in sustainable metal powders and a prime example for decarbonization in action.

“It’s one thing to claim to be ‘green’ or use green energy,” said Phil Ward, Chief Executive Officer of Continuum Powders. “It’s a completely different thing to actually commit to the movement and offer customers a viable and truly transparent, sustainable offering that has a real and definable impact on their own sustainability and decarbonization projects. Continuum Powders is the only metal powders company today that is actively reducing its carbon footprint in every step of the supply chain as a goal to reach net zero carbon intensity.”

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