Verbatim today announced the launch of PRIMALLOY® BLACK, a high performance filament for material extrusion to enable designers to create 3D functioning objects where flexibility and durability are the key components. Applications for PRIMALLOY will come from the automotive, home and industrial sectors and will include items such as door latches, electrical connector boots, hand grips, seals, gaskets, plugs, robot parts and protective applications.
PRIMALLOY is a thermoplastic ester elastomer (TPEE) that delivers improved flexibility and rubber elasticity compared to standard TPE materials. In particular, it provides high-performance characteristics in terms of mechanical strength and resistance to oil, base, solvents, chemicals, flex fatigue and heat, in addition to offering excellent low temperature properties and a high level of hardness stability across a wide temperature range, making PRIMALLOY particular suited for outdoor applications.
“Customers have been pushing us to launch a black version of our popular PRIMALLOY material, and here it is! We expect good demand for it as most applications where a flexible material is needed, such as door or window seals, grips, holders etc. tend to be in black,” said Shigeyuki Furomoto, Manager, Global CEO office, Mitsubishi Chemical Media.
Black PRIMALLOY is the latest material to be launched by Verbatim and developed by parent company Mitsubishi Chemical. Others include PP, PET, BVOH (water soluble support material), PLA and ABS. All Verbatim filaments are manufactured in Japan from the highest quality materials and produced to extremely tight tolerances to ensure consistent feed and stable printing.
PRIMALLOY will be shown on Verbatim’s exhibition stands at TCT in Birmingham, UK (26-28 September).
Verbatim is a leading global company in data storage and LED lighting with a broad product portfolio spanning consumer and professional applications. Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage devices since 1969 and is the world’s No. 1 supplier of optical media (Blu-ray, DVD and CD). The company also markets flash memory, external hard-drive storage solutions, a wide range of computer accessories, plastic filaments for the 3D printing industry and water filters under the Cleansui brand name.
Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Media owned by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, which invests heavily in R&D across many diverse sectors.
The company’s operating principles are founded on helping people to live in a healthy, comfortable and sustainable way. Verbatim’s regional organisations are EMEA, APAC and Americas, with offices in most countries in the world. The company’s European headquarters are based in Germany. For further information, visit http://www.verbatim.com.
Jonathan Colbourne, Verbatim GmbH
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