KIMYA Extends Range of 3D Filaments with Kimya PC-FR (Flame Retardant)
There are more than 25 filaments that KIMYA—with the help of its resellers—distributes in about 20 countries.
December 20, 2022
KIMYA, an ARMOR GROUP company, launches a new high-performance 3D filament, intended for use in the transport industry: the Kimya PC-FR, a fire and smoke certified polycarbonate with fire-resistant properties. Kimya PC-FR is a ready-to-use fire-smoke polycarbonate plastic that can withstand temperatures up to 105ºC. Kimya PC FR filament is useful for applications in sectors concerned with fire safety such as mass transportation (rail, aviation and naval).
“Due to its specific technical characteristics, Kimya PC-FR is an ideal material for printing mechanisms and railway parts that are subject to high heat, such as runners to increase the wheel-rail adhesion of a train during emergency braking,” states Nicolas Morand, R&D, Innovation and Industrialization Manager at KIMYA.
There are more than 25 filaments that KIMYA—with the help of its resellers—distributes in about 20 countries, including 10 technical filaments and 8 high-performance filaments. With higher resistance levels and benefiting from physical-chemical properties, (such as resistance to high temperatures and warping), these engineering materials are made for applications in the railway, automotive and aviation industries.
“Thanks to our expertise in chemical formulation, we can create bespoke materials very quickly and ready-to-use products for any type of application, including food contact and outdoor environments, including industrial sector applications subject to solvents or high temperatures” adds Benoît Stoeux, managing director at KIMYA.
To facilitate the printing process for all users, KIMYA has established numerous partnerships with 3D printer manufacturers. The objective: to obtain approval for Kimya filaments to be used on their machines, for industrial customers and professional office services.
“Our expertise in the formulation and production of high-performance filaments is recognized by the leading manufacturers of 3D printers. In parallel, we are also capable of developing bespoke materials for our manufacturing partners,” says Stoeux.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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