Clariant Launches 3D Printing Materials Business

The maker of specialty chemicals will offer both a portfolio of standard polymers as well as customized options.


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Clariant, a maker of specialty chemicals, is launching a dedicated 3D printing business to meet demand for customized 3D printer filaments. The new business leverages the company’s experience in tailoring polymers for a range of end market applications with pigments, additives and masterbatches to provide high-grade 3D printer filaments and specially made solutions. Clariant 3D prints and tests its materials to ensure printability and quality. Clariant’s expertise enables it to work closely with customers on polymer, additive and colorant selection to address end-use conditions such as weathering (sunlight, UV exposure), flame retardancy and electrical properties. The company will also offer a portfolio of standard materials. The materials are manufactured by Clariant and are available in flexible lot sizes.