Nexeo Solutions, a specialist in chemicals and plastics distribution, enters the U.S. 3D printing market by offering online access to Arnitel® ID and Novamid® ID premium filament grades specifically designed by Royal DSM. To help customers better understand this technology, Nexeo 3D Solutions Specialists offer professional asessments to assist customers in navigating the various products for the customers’ specific needs and applications.
Shawn Williams, Senior Vice President Plastics, said. “We are now able to offer U.S. customers access to high-performing products and technical expertise in selectingthe optimum material for important characteristics like temperature resistance, color consistency, and dimensional stability.”
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 other materials 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.