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Tekna is the first worldwide supplier qualified by Boeing for additive manufacturing powders: Boeing Material Specification (BMS) Titanium alloy powders and BMS Aluminum alloy powders.


15 July 2020 - Tekna announces today that it has successfully completed metal powder qualifications with leading aircraft manufacturer Boeing (NSYE: BA). This further positions Tekna as the key powder supplier for aerospace OEMs and their related Additive Manufacturing Service Bureaus.

Tekna has developed high quality powders dedicated to additive manufacturing applications. The main features of such powders are high flowability, high density and high purity at controlled production costs. These properties are attained by applying the patented RF Plasma Technology, developed and perfected by Tekna over the last 30 years.

“Tekna is proud to meet Boeing’s demanding BMS specification and to be its first qualified powder manufacturer for BMS Titanium (Ti64) and BMS Aluminum (AlSi10Mg). Furthermore, Tekna manages a robust supply chain, from ingot to packaged spherical powders, thus ensuring reliable supply and material traceability” says Luc Dionne, CEO at Tekna.

About Tekna
Tekna is a subsidiary of Arendals Fossekompani ASA (AFK.OL) with its headquarters located in Sherbrooke, Canada. The company operates certified AS9100 manufacturing centers in Canada and France, as well as sales and distribution offices in China, India, and South Korea.

As a leader in the advanced materials industry, Tekna develops and produces high-purity metal powders for applications such as 3D printing and microelectronics, as well as optimized induction plasma systems for industrial research and production. Building on 30 years of delivering excellence, Tekna is a global player recognized for its quality products and its commitment to a multinational base of clients, who are leaders in their respective markets.

Contacts
Tekna / N. America Contact / Jérôme Pollak: +1 819 574 2908 / jerome.pollak@tekna.com

Tekna / Europe Contact /
Rémy Pontone: +33 670 05 97 95 / remy.pontone@tekna.com
Tekna / Investor Relations / Morten Henriksen: +47 91 62 88 71 / morten.henriksen@arendalsfoss.no
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