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Press Release

Nexeo Solutions Enters US 3D Printing Market and Offers Filaments From DSM

October 11, 2016 at 1:31 PM EDT

New e-commerce platform to serve high demanding industry accounts and professional makers

The Woodlands, TX, U.S.A.– October 11, 2016 – Starting today, Nexeo Solutions, a worldwide leader in chemicals and plastics distribution, enters the U.S. 3D printing market by offering online access to Arnitel® ID and Novamid® ID premium filament grades specifically designed by Royal DSM.

Industrial customers and professional makers in the United States can now visit www.nexeo3DUS.com to purchase and order samples of high-performance filaments developed for fused filament fabrication (FFF) open systems. To help customers better understand this technology, Nexeo 3D Solutions Specialists offer professional asessments to assist customers in navigating the various products for the customers' specific needs and applications.

"The United States 3D printing market is ripe with innovation and companies across multiple industries require a partner to provide a differentiated offering of products and dependable service," Shawn Williams, Senior Vice President Plastics, said. "We are now able to offer U.S. customers access to high-performing products and technical expertise in selectingthe optimum material for important characteristics like temperature resistance, color consistency, and dimensional stability."

Arnitel® ID is a highly flexible TPC (thermoplastic copolyester) used in electronics, sports and a wide range of other applications. It is a flexible polymer with very good UV- and chemical-resistance compared to other flexible polymers such as TPU (thermoplastic urethane), reaching elongation at break of up to 400%. Arnitel ID exhibits no buckling, higher print speed, unbeaten layer-to-layer adhesion compared to other materials used in the 3D printing market.

Novamid® ID is a very ductile, strong polymer suitable for harsh environments and high temperatures, up to 150°C, offering excellent layer-to-layer adhesion, strength and toughness compared to other 3D printing materials. Since Novamid ID's bridging performance is unique, the high crystallinity of the polymer allows designs with overhangs.

About Nexeo Solutions
Nexeo Solutions (NASDAQ: NXEO) is a leading global chemicals and plastics distributor, representing products from world-class producers to a diverse customer base. From product specification to sustainable solutions, the company goes beyond traditional logistics to provide value-added services across many industries, including chemicals manufacturing, oil and gas, coatings, personal care, healthcare, automotive and 3D printing. The company leverages a centralized technology platform to identify efficiencies and create solutions to unlock value for suppliers and customers. Learn more at www.nexeosolutions.com.

About DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.