Braskem Launches Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Filament for Additive Manufacturing

April 26 2021

Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK) ("Company"), the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, informs the latest expansion of its 3D printing product portfolio to include new, innovative carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament for 3D printing ("CF-PP") ("FL900PP-CF") offering superior mechanical and thermal properties as well as low warpage. Braskem's carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament allows users to 3D print lightweight and exceptionally rigid parts for high-end applications, such as automotive, aerospace, nautical, sporting goods, and much more. Best of all FL00PP-CF is made using 100% recycled carbon fiber with the same performance you would expect from virgin carbon fiber.

Jason Vagnozzi, Braskem Commercial Director of Additive Manufacturing, stated, "As the U.S. polypropylene market leader, we are proud to launch our new carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament for 3D printing, offering our industrial clients as well as consumers unparalleled new production capabilities for high strength and light weight additive manufacturing. Regardless if you are a start-up, university, equipment manufacturer, converter, compounder, or brand owner, Braskem's carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament is breaking new ground in terms of pushing the boundaries of 3D printing design and engineering possibilities. This latest 3D printing product launch reflects Braskem's ongoing commitment to bringing powerful new solutions to the 3D printing sector, all leveraging our dedicated additive manufacturing lab within Braskem's North American Innovation & Technology (I&T) Center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."

Braskem Polypropylene 3D Printing Filament Reinforced with Carbon Fiber - Key Attributes:

• 100% recycled carbon fiber content
• High stiffness and strength - 6x stronger than traditional PP filaments
• Optimized for high resolution printing
• Lightweight / low density
• Excellent chemical resistance
• Low shrinkage / warpage
• Highly water resistant - does not absorb moisture, no drying needed

Braskem's new carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament spools are designed to be used for both industrial as well as personal 3D printing applications making them a great choice for rapid prototyping, custom product design, lightweighting, optimizing geometries, and designing spare parts.

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