Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, announced its carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) filament (“CF-PP”) (“FL900PP-CF”) for 3D printing and additive manufacturing is now available in the Ultimaker Marketplace.
Braskem had launched its carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) filament earlier this year in May offering superior mechanical and thermal properties as well as low warpage.
“We are pleased to welcome Braskem to the Ultimaker Material Alliance! The addition of Braskem’s carbon fiber reinforced PP filament print profile in the Ultimaker Marketplace brings an engineering grade composite (100% recycled carbon fiber is used) with a truly compelling slate of product attributes that is also very easy to print. By having Braskem’s FL900PP-CF on our marketplace platform we unlock applications such as functional prototypes, tooling and end-use parts that require heightened dimensional stability under operating conditions, while maintaining the inherent chemical resistance, low density, toughness and watertight ability of PP. Braskem’s carbon fiber reinforced PP filament is a unique and a genuinely valuable addition to our impressive material partner program.”– Andrea Gasperini, Partner & Ecosystem Development Manager at Ultimaker
Key Attributes of Braskem PP 3D Printing Filament
- 100% recycled carbon fiber content
- High stiffness and strength – 6x stronger than traditional PP filaments
- Optimized for high resolution printing
- Lightweight / low density
- Excellent chemical resistance
- Low shrinkage / warpage
- Highly water resistant – does not absorb moisture, no drying needed
“We are excited to have Braskem’s carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament featured in the Ultimaker Marketplace. This is a testament to the innovation, exceptional product attributes, and high-quality of our polypropylene for additive manufacturing. Regardless if you are a start-up, university, equipment manufacturer, converter, compounder, or brand owner, Braskem’s carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament is breaking new ground in terms of pushing the boundaries of 3D printing design and engineering possibilities.”– Jason Vagnozzi, Braskem Commercial Director of Additive Manufacturing
Braskem’s PP filament spools are designed to be used for both industrial as well as personal 3D printing applications making them a great choice for rapid prototyping, custom product design, lightweighting, optimizing geometries, and designing spare parts. Braskem’s carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filaments are available in both 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameters to fit a wide range of 3D printer applications.
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