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Braskem Releases new range of Sustainable 3D Printing Filaments

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Recycled Polyolefin Filament with Carbon Fiber launched under the new range of Sustainable 3D Printing Filaments for Additive Manufacturing
Above: Recycled Polyolefin Filament with Carbon Fiber launched under the new range of Sustainable 3D Printing Filaments for Additive Manufacturing/Source: Braskem

Braskem, the Americas’ largest polyolefins producer and a market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, announced the launch of three new sustainable 3D printing filaments for the additive manufacturing market. 3D printing filaments made from bio-based ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) filament derived from raw sugarcane, as well as recycled polyethylene and polypropylene (PE/PP) blended filaments with or without carbon fibre, are among the first of their kind.

These environmentally friendly products will be on display in conjunction with Braskem’s upcoming presence at Rapid + TCT, North America’s largest Additive Manufacturing conference, which will be held from May 17 to 19, 2022 at Huntington Place in Detroit, Michigan. Over 100 industry leaders will gather at the RAPID + TCT 2022 conference to deliver cutting-edge solutions to the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industries.

“Braskem has a longstanding history of innovating and producing more sustainable bio-based polymers, and today’s launch announcement regarding green EVA and recycled polymer 3D printing filaments reaffirms our commitment to a more circular, carbon neutral future. We couldn’t be more excited to present these newest additions to our 3D printing product portfolio at the RAPID + TCT 2022 conference as our clients seek more sustainability solutions for the future.”

– Jason Vagnozzi, Braskem Global Commercial Director of Additive Manufacturing

New Sustainable 3D Printing Filaments

Bio-based EVA Filament – FL600EVA-BIO

FL600EVA-BIO is a bio-based ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) filament derived from raw sugar cane, offering a more sustainable alternative to the market’s traditional flexible materials. For direct drive printing 3D printing systems, this low carbon footprint formulation provides a unique combination of sustainability, flexibility, ductility, light weighting, and moisture resistance. FL600EVA-BIO increases the availability of environmentally friendly materials for use in 3D printing applications such as consumer, packaging, and industrial markets.

Applications

  • Packaging, Shoes, Fashion, Consumer, and Industrial Applications
  • Rapid prototyping and mass-customization 
  • Flexible parts
  • Lightweight parts
  • Compatible with direct drive system 3D printers

Recycled Polyolefin Filament – FL600R

Braskem FL600R is another one of the sustainable 3D printing filaments that maximises sustainably sourced content for use in material extrusion-based Additive Manufacturing. FL600R is a recycled PE/PP blend derived primarily from recycled bottle caps that contains over 90% sustainably sourced material, providing a more sustainable solution without sacrificing printability. This environmentally friendly filament has the same low density as virgin polyethylene and polypropylene-based materials, as well as the same water, chemical, and impact resistance.

Applications

  • Automotive, Packaging, Consumer, and Industrial Applications
  • Rapid prototyping and mass-customization 
  • Lightweight part design
  • Compatible with Ultimaker, Creality and similar equipment

Recycled Polyolefin Filament with Carbon Fiber – FL605R-CF

Braskem FL605R-CF is a 90 percent recycled engineering-grade polymer for additive manufacturing. FL605R-CF is a recycled PE/PP blend that incorporates the use of recycled carbon fibre for added strength and durability, providing a more sustainable solution without sacrificing printability and mechanical properties. It is primarily sourced from recycled bottle caps. This environmentally friendly filament has the same low density as virgin polyethylene and polypropylene-based materials, as well as the same water, chemical, and impact resistance.

Applications

  • Automotive, Aerospace, Packaging, Consumer, and Industrial Applications
  • Rapid prototyping and mass-customization 
  • Lightweight and rigid part design
  • Compatible with Ultimaker, Creality and similar equipment

The newly launched sustainable 3D printing filaments will be displayed at the upcoming Rapid + TCT event in Detroit, North America.


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