M. Holland’s 3D Printing Division is acquired by a Japanese Materials Company.


Interfacial Consultants LLC, a company specializing in additive manufacturing (AM), has recently announced its acquisition of M. Holland Company’s 3D Printing group. This move allows Interfacial’s parent company, NAGASE Group, to expand its presence in the AM sector in North America and beyond. The 3D printing division of M. Holland, led by Haleyanne Freedman, was established in 2018 with the aim of increasing market penetration for the Chicago-based distributor of thermoplastic resins. While the division showed promise, it remained small due to limited resources dedicated to the AM segment.

According to Peter Prusak, the director of Business Development at M. Holland, this acquisition is a perfect opportunity for both companies to complement each other and capitalize on their respective strengths. M. Holland will continue to offer 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions to its customers, while benefiting from the technology and resources of Interfacial. In addition to providing a wide range of 3D printing plastics, M. Holland’s 3D printing business also offers engineering and production services, making it a valuable resource for injection molding clients transitioning to AM. The division offers training, design work, machine distribution, and specialized AM services.

Interfacial, based in Wisconsin, has an interesting history. Initially established as Interfacial Solutions in 2003 by Jeffrey Cernohous, a veteran of 3M, the company was incubated within Phillips Plastics Corporation and later acquired by Stratasys in 2014 as a materials co-developer. Interfacial Consultants was spun out from Stratasys and eventually acquired by NAGASE in 2020. At its EMPOWR3D innovation center, Interfacial offers services similar to those of M. Holland’s AM division, including prototyping, material development, printer selection and tuning, part design, printing, and characterization. The company collaborates with partners such as ARBURG, Braskem, and Evolve Additive Solutions.

NAGASE, founded in 1832, is a chemicals trading firm with a broad portfolio of materials and a strong presence worldwide. The company supplies resins for vat photopolymerization 3D printing through its NAGASE division and sells specialty water-soluble support and 3D printing materials through its filament line, Infinite Materials Solutions. One notable product from Infinite Materials Solutions is AquaSys, a line of soluble support filament for materials like PEEK and PEI.

The acquisition of M. Holland’s 3D printing group by Interfacial will strengthen the company’s position in the Midwest and allow it to reach a wider range of customers in the injection molding space. As the Midwest emerges as a key hub for the automotive and medical industries, Interfacial’s EMPOWR3D services will be in high demand. With this acquisition, Interfacial and NAGASE are well-positioned to expand their presence in the AM sector and offer comprehensive solutions to their customers.

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