SHERBROOKE (QUEBEC, CANADA) November 2nd, 2018 – Tekna announces the market launch of new spherical aluminum alloy powders for additive manufacturing.

The production of these aluminum alloy powders is supported by the plasma atomization technology developed by Tekna, and whose effectiveness has been proven, with several hundred tons of powder produced to date. Tekna’s aluminum alloy powders are characterized by a superior quality that meets the standards of the aeronautics and automobile sectors. The powders have been tested and validated by more than 30 clients, who have positively confirmed compatibility with all 3D printers available on the market.

Beyond this industrial production, Tekna is also committed to the development of new aluminum alloy powders to improve the mechanical properties of the parts produced through additive manufacturing. These developments are being pursued in close partnership with renowned industry leaders.

“We are continuing to grow, and within this context we aim to significantly expand the range of materials that we are able to offer; aluminum alloys are only the first step in this process,” stated Rémy Pontone, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing.

“At Tekna, we guarantee our clients high-quality products that are always delivered on schedule at the best prices. Our aluminum alloy powders add to our repertoire of over 100 products and demonstrate Tekna’s commitment to meeting the ever-growing demands of the additive manufacturing industry,” added Tekna’s CEO, Luc Dionne.

About Tekna

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

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 more than 28 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.

About Arendals Fossekompani

Arendals Fossekompani ASA is a diversified power and investment group listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The Group has a number of subsidiaries with a total of 2,100 employees.

Arendals Fossekompani owns and operates three hydropower stations in the Arendal area, in addition to holding a substantial portfolio of both industrial and financial investments. Revenues in 2017 were approx. NOK 4.4bn.