New Skyplete plastics range especially designed for 3D printing – Plastics Industry News
VELOX GmbH and SK Chemicals Co., Ltd. (South Korea) are presenting Skyplete, a new plastics material range with some unique products for the 3D industry. VELOX has been chosen as distribution partner in Europe by SK Chemicals.
One of the highlights of the Skyplete products is the EN100, a PLA-based biodegradable type with a heat resistance (HDT) of 100°C which is said as up to twice as high as the HDT of competitive products on the market.
Other emphasized product is the Skyplete E-Series, bio-copolyester types with higher impact and temperature resistance than the widely used ABS and PLA materials, as well as copolyester types that combine the advantages of PLA and ABS – e. g. food approval, low-odour, easy to print on, good adhesion of the individual layers.
“3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) has become indispensable for design and manufacturing in different industries. Its widespread use is creating the need for specialised materials like the Skyplete range by SK Chemicals,” says François Minec, General Manager at VELOX.
“The Skyplete range is one of the most innovative 3D printing materials in our portfolio and an excellent choice for filament manufacturers looking for enhancement of temperature resistance for easy-to-print materials and the refinement of common compounds to improve impact resistance and engineering performance,” comments Manuel Delgado, 3D printing market manager at VELOX.
VELOX’ target group for the new Skyplete range are filament producers and compounders looking for innovative and specialised 3D printing materials with a great range of properties.