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Braskem's Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene for 3D Printing Launches in the Ultimaker Marketplace

ULTIMAKER | July 21, 2021

Braskem, the Americas' largest polyolefins producer and the world's leading producer of biopolymers, announced that their carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament for 3D printing and additive manufacturing is now available in the Ultimaker Marketplace.

Braskem Polypropylene 3D Printing Filament Reinforced with Carbon Fiber - Main Characteristics:

• 100% recycled carbon fiber content

• High stiffness and strength - 6 times stronger than standard PP filaments

• Optimized for high printing.

• Low density / light weight

• Chemical resistance is exceptional.

• Shrinkage and warpage are minimal.

• Highly water-resistant - does not absorb moisture and does not need drying.

Carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament spools from Braskem are intended for industrial and personal 3D printing applications, making them an excellent option for rapid prototyping, custom product design, lightweight, optimizing geometries, and designing spare parts. Carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filaments from Braskem are offered in 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameters to accommodate a wide range of 3D printer applications.

Braskem is dedicated to achieving a carbon-neutral circular economy. Braskem committed in 2018 to reuse, recycle, or recover 100% of its plastic packaging by 2040. Braskem also announced new commitments to mitigate climate change, reduce plastic waste, and offer solutions for recycled products in its markets as part of its evolving sustainable growth plan. This product is made from 100% recycled carbon fiber provided by Vartega and optimized for use with Braskem's polypropylene, in line with Braskem's commitments. In addition, every package of Braskem's carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament sold will contain instructions for recycling used carbon fiber filament through this initiative.

ABOUT ULTIMAKER
Ultimaker, established in 2011, is on a mission to accelerate the world's transition to flexible, empowering, and sustainable solutions. 380 employees work together globally to provide a platform that allows customers to take full use of the unique Ultimaker Ecosystem, which offers the industry's largest selection of 3D printing products and services. Ultimaker offers simple integration of hardware, software, and materials.

ABOUT BRASKEM
Braskem is dedicated to contributing to the value chain for strengthening the Circular Economy, with a global vision of the future focused on people and sustainability. Every day, the petrochemical company's almost 8,000 team members work to enhance people's lives through sustainable chemicals and plastics solutions. Braskem has an innovative DNA and a diverse portfolio of plastic resins and chemical products for various industries, including food packaging, construction, manufacturing, automotive, agribusiness, healthcare, and hygiene. Braskem exports its products to clients in over 100 countries, with 41 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and Germany, with net revenue of R$58.5 billion (US$11.4 billion).

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