3D VinylTM PVC – A new material for 3D Printing – Presented by Dennis Planner, Chemson Pacific at the 3D Printing Materials Conference which will take place on 2 February 2017 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.
Our group of Chemson Pacific managed to develop formulations of PVC to be able to be processed by 3D printers – 3D VinylTM and believed to be the first of its kind. PVC as polymer provides performances, which are advantageous over other polymers compared to generally used ones for additive manufacturing. These are for example an outstanding resistance to weathering, intrinsic fire stability, no risk for hydrolytic degradation and tailorable technical parameters. On the top, there are already existing established product recycling processes for PVC and this polymer shows strong interlayer cohesion when processed with the right printing parameters.
About Dennis Planner
Dennis started to build open-source 3D Printers as a hobby in 2014, then he started his career at Chemson. Realizing there was no PVC filament at the time, he collaborated with his colleagues to create the first functional PVC filament – 3D VinylTM. Dennis holds qualifications in Chemical and Electrical Engineering.
About Chemson Pacific
Chemson, headquartered in Arnoldstein/Austria, is among the globally leading manufacturers of polymer additives in the plastics industry – especially PVC for optimal processing. Chemson today operates in Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Brazil, China, the US and Australia and has a global service network at its disposal.