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M. Holland Company’s 3D Printing Group Acquired by Interfacial Consultants LLC, a NAGASE Group Company to Unite with Interfacial’s Empowr3D Division

The acquisition brings together two strong additive manufacturing companies to collaborate and deliver global 3D printing solutions to industrial markets.

Prescott, WI, Sept. 19, 2023 – Today M. Holland Company, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins and ancillary materials, and Interfacial Consultants LLC, a leading material science based products and services company, announced the consolidation of M. Holland’s 3D Printing group with Interfacial Consultants LLC Empowr3D Division. Interfacial is a NAGASE Group company providing advanced materials and manufacturing process solutions. The transaction combines M. Holland’s expertise in industrial markets with Interfacial’s advanced additive manufacturing technology.

“M. Holland has assembled a strong team and a successful consultative business development model to drive 3D printing adoption,” said Jeff Cernohous, chief operating officer at Interfacial. “Interfacial launched its Empowr3D division in 2022, whose aim is to help industrial end users adopt 3D printing into their businesses at scale. “This combination accelerates our efforts and provides additional reach with M. Holland’s extensive customer base.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Interfacial, which was acquired by NAGASE in 2020, will assume the assets and employees of M. Holland’s 3D Printing group. After the transaction closes, scheduled on October 1, 2023, M. Holland and Interfacial will collaborate under one roof to deliver 3D printing solutions to industrial markets with its turnkey concept to commercialization services.

M. Holland’s 3D Printing group has specialized in integrated additive manufacturing technologies for injection molding applications and more. Its dedicated engineers and specialists have provided prototype services, parts and mold production, contract manufacturing, training and ongoing consultation.

“We’re excited to combine M. Holland’s experience developing 3D printing applications across various markets with Interfacial’s development services, specialty materials and engineered substrates,” said Carlos Aponte, who has served as M. Holland’s market manager of 3D Printing for the last year. “We expect a seamless transition for our customers and partners, who will benefit from a more robust and highly focused approach.” Aponte along with his sales and technical team will move with M. Holland’s 3D Printing group to Interfacial.

“This is a perfect marriage of two complementary businesses,” said Peter Prusak, director of Business Development at M. Holland. “M. Holland will continue to offer 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions to our broad customer base, but with the added technology and resources of Interfacial.”

Interfacial is focused on the development and commercialization of technology platforms relating to advanced materials and manufacturing processes for the plastics, building and construction, electronics, automotive, recycling and specialty chemicals markets.

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M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering clients innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions, delivering materials that empower sustainable innovation, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships and innovation has formed the core of the company’s heritage, culture and vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland has over $1.5 billion in annual sales, partners with more than 4,000 customers annually, and serves over 70 countries across North America, LATAM, EMEA and Asia. M. Holland has offices located in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. To learn more, visit and follow M. Holland on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


NAGASE Group is a leading chemical trading firm in Japan, founded in 1832. NAGASE Group has continued to expand its business by enhancing value-added functions/services such as manufacturing, processing, and R&D capabilities. Today, NAGASE Group owns more than 100 group companies around the globe, manufacturing and distributing various materials such as chemicals, plastics, electronics materials, food ingredients and pharmaceutical ingredients. For more information, see


Interfacial Consultants is a leader in the development of advanced materials and manufacturing processes for the global marketplace. Its headquarters and Development Services division are located in the Cervenka Center, which sits atop the bluffs of the beautiful Mississippi River in Prescott, Wisconsin. Its manufacturing divisions – Specialty Materials and Engineered Substrates – are located in multiple locations in River Falls, Wisconsin. The company has a talented team of 80 scientists, engineers, operators, and support staff who work effectively as a team to develop and manufacture high performance advanced materials for the plastics, building and construction (B&C), electronics, automotive, recycling and specialty chemicals markets. For more information, see


Cory Erickson
Interfacial Consultants LLC
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