Muttenz, Switzerland – Clariant has launched a dedicated global 3D print business, featuring filaments made from thermoplastic polyurethane.
The Swiss company, which was recently connected with Huntsman, has launched the business into a market which has grown at around 28%/year for the past seven years. It is now worth around EUR 6bn/year.
The firm said the 3D print business brings together its polymer, pigment additives and masterbatch businesses.
Clariant added that it prints and tests all of its materials to ensure printability, weathering, UV resistance, flame retardancy and electrical properties. There are standard materials in the range and custom grades are also available, the company said.