Clariant, one of the leading companies in specialty chemicals is all set to unveil its capabilities in 3D printing at the TCT Asia 2018 which kicked off today in Shanghai, China. Apart from introducing its full range of 3D printer filaments, Clariant will also showcase its customised 3D printing solutions.
Taking advantage of its decades-long experience in producing customised polymers with pigments, additives and masterbatches, the company will present full range of 3D printer filaments in a unique red colour from ColorForward 2019. ColorForward is the company’s annual colour forecasting guide for the plastics industry.
Apart from presenting its full range of 3D printer filaments, the company will also unveil its new material solutions known as the Flame Retardant Polyamide 6 using Exolit and a new 3D printing specific bio-based polymer compound. Exolit is the company’s trademark material based on organic phosphorus compounds, which protects plastics from fire.
Offering details of how the new materials will benefit 3D printing companies, David McCann, Senior Business Architect with Clariant’s 3D printing business said in an official statement, “Clariant is focused on providing materials and services that 3D printing customers require. China is a very important market for Clariant and where a major portion of our 3D printing business is based. By participating in TCT Asia 2018, we believe we can demonstrate how desirable our products and services are for the Chinese and global 3D printing market”.
Joanna Marguier, Senior Manager of R&D for Clariant’s 3D printing business added, “Our dedicated 3D printing R&D team works closely with customers to ensure appropriate polymers, pigments and additives are selected for their function. We provide testing and 3D printing services to ensure the printability of Clariant 3D printer filaments.”
The introduction of new 3D printing materials only adds to Clariant’s list of various innovative and sustainable solutions which it offers to its customers operating across several industries.