DuPont has sold its Somos solid imaging business to DSM Desotech Inc., a business unit of DSM NV, headquartered in The Netherlands. DSM Desotech produces performance materials, polymers and industrial chemicals for the pharmaceutical, foodstuffs and plastics industries. Specific terms of the sale were not disclosed.
The Somos business, located in New Castle, Del., provides stereolithography liquids and laser sintering powders used in solid imaging to make three-dimensional objects from digital data. According to Ken Lawson, president of DSM Desotech, Somos' technology will complement the company's UV- and electron-beam-curable materials business, enabling the development of upgraded materials.
DSM Desotech said it plans to keep the business in its present location, as well as maintaining its work force.