M. Holland Company, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins and ancillary materials, expanded its offer to 3D printing filaments from Braskem, a global chemical and petrochemical company. M. Holland’s 3D Printing clients now have access to polyethylene (PE) and glass fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) filaments. The new FL300PE and FL500PP-GF materials deliver high printability, reduced warpage and shrinkage, and better interlayer adhesion than other filament options in the 3D printing market.
PE materials formulated for additive manufacturing applications have a track record of high warpage, degradation and failure. Braskem’s FL300PE filament is a low density, lightweight material providing excellent surface finish, low warpage and high dimensional stability. This material is ideal for packaging, consumer and industrial applications.
“When 3D printing with PE materials, many of our clients have reported an array of technical difficulties including warping, inconsistent finishes and deficient technical properties. Braskem’s PE material provides an incredible level of thermal stability that makes the material consistent and significantly easier to print,” said Carlos Aponte, market manager, 3D Printing at M. Holland. “This PE formulation is groundbreaking, and it’s now readily available for our clients.”
M. Holland’s clients also have access to Braskem’s glass fiber-reinforced FL500PP-GF filament. This PP is highly rigid and extremely printable with an optimal surface finish and excellent mechanical properties. As one of the most versatile and cost-effective plastics, it can be used in a wide variety of applications including military and defense, jigs and fixtures, industrial manufacturing tools, and more.
“High-quality, easy-to-print PE and PP formulas are in high demand. Our specially formulated PE and glass fiber reinforced PP materials are ideal for many 3D printing applications in the injection molding world,” said Jason Vagnozzi, commercial director of additive manufacturing at Braskem. “These materials can help M. Holland’s clients and business partners realize their additive manufacturing goals.”