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Everberg, Belgium - Huntsman will unveil two new urethane-based 3D printing materials at Formnext in Frankfurt - IROPRINT™ F 80112 filament and IROPRINT™ R 1801 resin. The materials, which are soft and flexible, yet tough and strong, are the latest products to be announced in the company's IROPRINT™ additive manufacturing platform.
IROPRINT™ F 80112 filament is a shore A78 thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and the softest, most flexible material in the IROPRINT™ range. Made from a polyether-based TPU, IROPRINT™ F 80112 filament is designed for fused filament fabrication (FFF) and other forms of extrusion-based printing, and is suitable for use in the production of footwear, hoses and gaskets, robotic grippers, seals and other rubber-like applications.
IROPRINT™ R 1801 resin is a radiation cured, one-component polyurethane-based resin that is optimized for easy processing via stereolithography (SLA) digital light processing (DLP) and other radiation-curing printing methods. Developed for the manufacture of footwear components and sports equipment plus other rubber-like products, IROPRINT™ R 1801 resin delivers the right combination of elasticity and strength alongside a good resolution, high quality surface.
Commenting, Stephane Peysson, Global Business Development Manager at Huntsman Polyurethanes, said: "Our IROPRINT™ additive manufacturing platform is built on a solid foundation of application knowledge. Over the last three years we've taken an agile, open, collaborative approach to innovation - working closely with like-minded partners, customers and product designers to develop a range of materials that can help meet functionality, productivity, scalability and cost requirements. Traditionally, urethane-based 3D printing materials are stiff and brittle, and largely aimed at prototyping projects or small-scale tasks. IROPRINT™ materials are different. Soft yet strong, and offering specific properties such as high rebound, they are optimized to help increase the adoption of 3D printing in mass manufacturing applications. As we continue to build our ecosystem of 3D printing partners, we look forward to talking to key players in the global additive manufacturing community at Formnext and explaining what our IROPRINT™ product platform has to offer."
As well as producing 3D printing materials for FFF, SLA and DLP printing methods, Huntsman has also developed IROPRINT™ P powders - a range of high performance, TPU materials for high speed sintering (HSS) and selective laser sintering (SLS) printing.
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IROPRINT™ is a trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2018 revenues more than $9 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.