Clariant turns the spotlight on 3D printed end use functional parts and new material for mobility and E&E trends at formnext 2019


Clariant highlights 3D printed end use parts at formnext 2019. (Photo: Clariant)
  • Solutions for automotive, electrical and electronics, rail and more using Clariant’s industrial 3D printing materials will be displayed
  • Launch of Clariant’s new Exolit® based flame retardant material compliant with EN 45545-2 and NFPA 130
  • At Booth 12.1-B111 Clariant will show its industrial range of 3D printing materials and be on hand to discuss customer needs

Muttenz, November 14, 2019 – As intelligent industrial manufacturing gains a stronger foothold in production alongside the more established customization/prototyping arenas, Clariant returns to this year’s formnext with new solutions to support the growth. A new halogen-free flame retardant 3D printing material takes center stage alongside eye-catching and unique printed end use parts from a range of applications.

Customers are increasingly producing end use functional parts with 3D printing. For their end use applications, they desire solutions and expert partners. Clariant has prioritized and been proactive in offering a full suite of 3D printing solutions including print and design for additive manufacturing support.

David McCann, Senior Business Architect at Clariant’s 3D printing business, comments: “Clariant works closely with customers in a collaborative manner to ensure solutions for 3D printing. Our materials are known to have the capabilities customers require for functional parts and Clariant provides the support and expertise needed to ensure the production of these parts. Customers desire certified materials like our newly-developed fire, smoke and toxicity compliant material and we will continue to provide unique solutions like this to customers.”

Visitors to Booth B111 in Hall 12.1 can explore a wide variety of Clariant’s materials and solutions, including:

A showcase of Clariant’s 3D printing development support and materials solutions to allow production of demanding end use parts. Clariant’s expert guidance in design for additive manufacturing, printing, aesthetics, material certifications and material development are highlighted with an EV charger case study. The case study highlights Clariant’s unique flame retardant 20% glass fiber reinforced polyamide 6 using Exolit material. This 3D printing material uses halogen free Exolit flame retardant to achieve UL 94 V-0 levels down to 0.4 mm and a glow wire ignition temperature of 750 °C at 3.0 mm thickness.

Introduction of a newly-developed fire, smoke and toxicity compliant 3D printing material. PA6/66-GF20 FR LS using Exolit flame retardant material is compliant with EN 45545-2, NFPA 130 (ASTM E162, ASTM E662) and SMP 800-C. This material was designed specifically for 3D printing to achieve ideal mechanical properties with excellent flame retardancy, low smoke and low toxicity. Unique rail application parts will be on display.

End use application automotive parts produced via 3D printing. Examples of interior and exterior automotive parts will be displayed to inspire customers and demonstrate the aesthetics that can be achieved. Parts on display will include those produced with Clariant’s 20% carbon fiber reinforced polyamide 6, 15% glass fiber reinforced PC+ABS and temperature stabilized 20% glass fiber reinforced 25% mineral filled polyamide 6.

Experience Clariant’s industrial 3D printing materials, solutions and services at Booth 12.1-B111 at the Messe Frankfurt from November 19-22, 2019.

For more information visit www.clariant.com/3D.

Exolit ® IS A TRADEMARK OF CLARIANT REGISTERED IN MANY COUNTRIES.

Request to Clariant

Please enter your contact information so we are able to process your request. Thank you for your interest.

Thomas Volkmer
Thomas Volkmer
Contact Person
Disclaimer:
This information corresponds to the present state of our knowledge and is intended as a general description of our products and their possible applications. Clariant makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the information’s accuracy, adequacy, sufficiency or freedom from defect and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Any user of this product is responsible for determining the suitability of Clariant’s products for its particular application.<br />
<br />
* Nothing included in this information waives any of Clariant’s General Terms and Conditions of Sale, which control unless it agrees otherwise in writing. Any existing intellectual/industrial property rights must be observed. Due to possible changes in our products and applicable national and international regulations and laws, the status of our products could change. Material Safety Data Sheets providing safety precautions, that should be observed when handling or storing Clariant products, are available upon request and are provided in compliance with applicable law. You should obtain and review the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet information before handling any of these products. For additional information, please contact Clariant.<br />
<br />
* For sales to customers located within the United States and Canada the following applies in addition: No express or implied warranty is made of the merchantability, suitability, fitness for a particular purpose or otherwise of any product or service.<br />
<br />
© Trademark of Clariant registered in many countries.<br />
® 2019 Clariant International Ltd 

You are about to leave the Clariant domain

The link you activated will take you outside the Clariant site in about 10 seconds. If you want to stop this, press "Cancel".