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Covestro and Nexeo Plastics develop Addigy® – A PC/ABS filament for 3D Printing

Addigy® FPB 2684
Above: Addigy® FPB 2684 3D, is a new polycarbonate blend for 3D printing/Image Source: Covestro AG

Nexeo Plastics, a leading global thermoplastics resin distributor, has worked together with material manufacturer Covestro on the development and launch of the new Polycarbonate/ABS 3D printing filament Addigy® FPB 2684 3D. This filament is available from now on via Nexeo Plastics’ distribution platform.

The product sets the standard for performance by retaining its toughness and UV resistance in environments with higher temperatures of up to 122 degrees Celsius, enabling the printing of components for outdoor applications. Further, the new filament is very easy to print, providing the opportunity for broader applications in 3D printing. Nexeo Plastics and Covestro underline this with a 250 percent enlarged Benchy successfully printed on the Ultimaker S3 printer.

The polycarbonate blend is available in black and white and in filament diameters of 1.75 and 2.85 mm. In line with customer requests, a wider range of colours will be added to the PC/ABS portfolio later this year.

Multi-year Cooperation

Addigy® FPB 2684
Above: An enlarged benchy sample from the new PC+ABS filament produced on an Ultimaker S3 printer/Image Source: Covestro AG

The development of Addigy® FPB 2684 was a collaborative effort. It resulted in a material that provides an extremely smooth surface finish while delivering impact resistance and superior strength. Leveraging its deep technical support services experience, Nexeo Plastics utilized testing scenarios based on real-world printing demands in the market to promote the development of Covestro’s Addigy® FPB 2684. Ultimaker co-developed the printing parameters for its Ultimaker S3 and S5 series printers, which are ready for download on the Ultimaker Cura Marketplace.

“For the last couple of years Nexeo Plastics and Covestro have worked extensively on customer applications and material requirements for OEMs. This collective know-how has built the foundation on which the product is being launched on the Ultimaker Cura platform in order to offer our customers the most convenient and reliable PC-printing solution.”

– Patrick Rosso, Global Head of Additive Manufacturing at Covestro

“As part of our business growth strategy, we continue to invest in expanding our 3D printing product portfolio and support services,” said Paul Tayler, president and chief executive officer of Nexeo Plastics. “Our collaboration with Covestro highlights our commitment to offering great products and working with industry leaders to support a wide range of users and manufacturing requirements.”

Recently, in May 2021, Covestro also developed a Glass-fiber filled 3D printing material for 3D pellet printing.

About Nexeo Plastics: Nexeo Plastics is a leading global thermoplastic resins distributor, representing quality products from world-class suppliers, and serving a diverse customer base across North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.


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