Braskem Releases Sustainable 3D Printing Filaments

Filaments include bio-based EVA, recycled PE/PP blend as well as recycled PE/PP blend with carbon fiber.

Filaments include bio-based EVA, recycled PE/PP blend as well as recycled PE/PP blend with carbon fiber.

Braskem, a polyolefin producer in the Americas, and producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, has released three new sustainable 3D printing filament product offerings for the additive manufacturing market. These products include 3D printing filaments produced from bio-based ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) filament derived from raw sugarcane and from recycled polyethylene and polypropylene (PE/PP) blended filaments with, or without, carbon fiber.  

These sustainable products will be displayed in conjunction with Braskem's upcoming presence at Rapid + TCT, at Huntington Place, in Detroit, MI, May 17 to 19, 2022.  The RAPID + TCT 2022 conference joins over 100 industry leaders focused on delivering solutions to the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry.

Recycled polyolefin filament with carbon fiber. Image courtesy of Braskem.

“Braskem has a long-standing 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,” Jason Vagnozzi, Braskem global commercial director of Additive Manufacturing, comments.”

New Sustainable 3D Filaments

Bio-based EVA Filament—FL600EVA-BIO

FL600EVA-BIO is a bio-based ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) filament, derived from raw sugar care, providing a more sustainable alternative to traditional flexible materials available . This low carbon footprint formulation delivers sustainability, flexibility, ductility, light-weighting, and moisture resistance for direct-drive printing 3D printing systems. FL600EVA-BIO expands the availability of sustainable materials for use in 3D printing applications such as consumer, packaging, and industrial markets.

Recycled Polyolefin Filament—FL600R

Braskem FL600R is a recycled filament designed for use in material extrusion-based additive manufacturing. Primarily sourced from recycled bottle caps, FL600R is a recycled PE/PP blend containing over 90% sustainably sourced material, providing a more sustainable solution without sacrificing printability. This environmentally friendly filament provides the same low density as well as water, chemical, and impact resistance inherent to virgin polyethylene and polypropylene-based materials.

Recycled Polyolefin Filament with Carbon Fiber—FL605R-CF

Braskem FL605R-CF is an engineering-grade polymer for additive manufacturing, containing 90% recycled content. Primarily sourced from recycled bottle caps, FL605R-CF is a recycled PE/PP blend that incorporates the use of recycled carbon fiber for added strength and durability]. This environmentally friendly filament provides the same low density as well as water, chemical, and impact resistance inherent to virgin polyethylene and polypropylene-based materials.

For those attending the Rapid + TCT Conference, Vagnozzi and Michelle Sing, Ph.D., Braskem materials development research engineer, will be keynote presenters. They will discuss the development and design of sustainable materials for additive manufacturing.

Feel free to stop by the Braskem booth #3813 to see Braskem's full range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing offerings. Braskem 3D materials are also available through strategic distribution partners M. Holland and Nexeo Plastics, as well as visiting its Braskem 3D storefront on Amazon. 

Braskem offers solutions across 3D printing technologies such as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and High-speed Pellet Extrusion. 

To learn more about Braskem's expanding portfolio for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, click here. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

 

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