Nexeo Solutions launches website offering 3D printing filaments from DSM
Nexeo Solutions offers Arnitel® ID and Novamid® ID exclusively online
The Woodlands, TX, U.S.A. – May 11, 2016 – Nexeo Solutions, a worldwide leader in chemicals and plastics distribution, announces the launch of www.nexeo3d.com. The site provides exclusive access to Arnitel® ID and Novamid® ID, premium filament grades specifically designed by DSM for the 3D printing market.
The new e-commerce platform enables customers to buy filaments or order samples. Nexeo’s years of experience of working with a wide range of thermoplastic materials plus DSM’s deep material technology and application know-how delivers in-depth content to help guide customers to selecting the right material for their needs.
Nexeo Solutions 3D is a specialized group within Nexeo Solutions that focuses primarily on premium 3D printing filaments for fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology servicing a broad cross-section of industries, including automotive, healthcare, electrical/electronics, packaging, and sports and leisure and to meet the needs of high demanding professional consumers who want improved properties of their 3D printed objects with excellent layer-to-layer adhesion and higher printer speed.
Arnitel ID® is a highly flexible TPC (thermoplastic copolyester) used in electronics, sports and a wide range of other applications. It is a flexible polymer with very good UV- and chemical-resistance compared to other flexible polymers such as TPU (thermoplastic urethane), reaching elongation at break of up to 400%. Arnitel ID exhibits no buckling, higher print speed, unbeaten layer-to-layer adhesion compared to ABS, PLA, TPU used in the 3D printing market.
Novamid ID® is a very ductile, strong polymer suitable for harsh environments and high temperatures, up to 150°C, offering excellent layer-to-layer adhesion, strength and toughness compared to other 3D printing materials. Since Novamid ID’s bridging performance is unique, the high crystallinity of the polymer allows designs with overhangs.
Through manufacturing aids and end-use parts, there is a number of advantages for designers and engineers to maximize the benefits of 3D printing throughout their product-development cycle from fast, affordable concept validation to precise functional prototyping.