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HAVA3D now distributes Kimya 3D filaments in France

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HAVA 3D, a leading France-based additive manufacturing company, will now exclusively be offering 3D Kimya filaments via its distributor SOTEC3D, one of three branches of the group along with Neofab and Makershop.

“The Kimya 3D filaments have the notable advantage of being produced with the approval of printing manufacturers Ultimaker and Raise3D that we alone sell on the market,” commented Vincent Albert, President of HAVA3D. “We were immediately convinced by the quality and performance of the Kimya products and the diversity of the range. We are delighted to announce today that the Kimya filaments will be available via SOTEC3D and our other resale distributors.”

This collaboration marks an important strategic turning point for ARMOR, the large materials Group behind the HAVA 3D brand. Indeed, the Nantes based corporation is turning more and more towards the design and production of “on-demand” high-performance 3D materials. Aware that international industrial groups are seeking to make the most of the possibilities of 3D printing, ARMOR designs tailor-made solutions for them.


By partnering with HAVA3D, ARMOR has decided to entrust the distribution of its Kimya 3D filament lines to a recognized partner in France in order to focus on its own expertise: the formulation and production of innovative materials for the printing of technical parts.

“It is a great satisfaction for ARMOR to entrust HAVA3D with the distribution of our Kimya® products,”
Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Business Development Director ARMOR 3D. “The experience and reputation of HAVA3D will be a real plus to introduce our Kimya® filaments to as many people as possible. In addition, the association with Neofab will allow us to respond effectively to the needs of industrialists by providing them with custom-made machines and materials with high added value.”

ARMOR group is the world leader in the design and manufacture of thermal transfer ribbons dedicated to the printing of variable data for traceability on labels and flexible packaging. As well as being  the European leader in innovative and sustainable printing and consumables services, the group is a pioneer in the development and production of industrial inks and innovative materials such as organic solar films, coated collectors for electric batteries and filaments tailor-made for additive manufacturing. With an international presence, ARMOR has nearly 1,900 employees in some 20 countries. It achieved a turnover of 256 M € in 2017. The group invests nearly € 30 million each year in research and development.

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