PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, announces today the launch and availability of Braskem polypropylene (PP) filament spools for 3D printing for online purchase through M. Holland's newly launched eStore at www.mholland3d.com. The Braskem launch includes two grades of polypropylene filament for fused filament fabrication (FFF). These materials are designed to be used for both industrial and personal 3D printing applications and are being distributed in partnership with M. Holland, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins.
Braskem's polypropylene 3D printing filament is ideal for additive manufacturing based on its recyclability, impact strength, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability that has durable living hinge capabilities as well as a lower density than other plastics. These properties make polypropylene an attractive material for a wide range of 3D printing applications. As part of Braskem's ongoing commitment to innovation and bringing new solutions to the additive manufacturing sector, the company invested in a new dedicated additive manufacturing lab in 2020 as part of the expansion of its Innovation & Technology (I&T) Center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
"The launch of online sales of our polypropylene filament spools for industrial and consumer clients is another major step forward for Braskem's 3D printing product offering. We are excited for our filaments to now be available for the general public or anyone interested in 3D printing and additive manufacturing capabilities. Our polypropylene has exceptional properties over other materials, and we believe will help further strengthen the great potential we see for the global additive manufacturing market," commented Jason Vagnozzi, Braskem Commercial Director of Additive Manufacturing.
Braskem filaments are designed with the end user in mind, making them a great choice for rapid prototyping, custom product design, lightweighting, optimizing geometries, and designing spare parts. Braskem filaments are available in both 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameters to fit a wide range of printer applications.
For more information about Braskem's additive manufacturing portfolio including filament and powders for fused filament fabrication (FFF), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and high-speed pellet extrusion, please visit https://www.braskem.com/usa/3d-printing.
ABOUT M. HOLLAND
M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to our clients, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships has formed the core of the company's heritage, its culture, and its vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland has over $1 billion in annual sales and sells to more than 4,000 customers annually. To learn more, visit www.mholland.com. Follow M. Holland on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Every day, Braskem's 8,000 team members work to improve people's lives through sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics and engage with partners throughout the value chain to advance the circular economy. With 40 industrial units in Brazil, United States, Mexico and Germany, net revenue of R$58 billion (US$15.9 billion) and exports to around 100 countries, Braskem produces annually over 20 million tons of plastic resins and chemical products.
Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and operations in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit www.braskem.com/usa.
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