Verbatim launches PRIMALLOY 3D printing filament in black

A seal section in the PRIMALLY BLACK 3D printing filament

Germany-based Verbatim—part of Mitsubishi Chemical—has launched PRIMALLOY 3D printing filament in black for the creation of functional items affording durability and flexibility.

The new filament has been developed by Mitsubishi Chemical and is the latest addition to the PRIMALLOY range of filaments. It is intended for items in the automotive, home and industrial sectors, such as door latches, electrical connector boots, gaskets, hand grips, seals, plugs and robot parts.

PRIMALLOY in black is a thermoplastic ester elastomer (TPEE) material that is said to deliver improved flexibility and rubber elasticity over standard thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) materials.

Furthermore, TPEE possesses high levels of:

  • mechanical strength;
  • resistance to oil, solvents, chemicals, flex fatigue and heat; and
  • hardness stability across a wide temperature range, making it especially suitable for outdoor applications.  

‘Customers have been pushing us to launch a black version of our popular PRIMALLOY material and here it is,’ said Shigeyuki Furomoto, manager, global CEO office, Mitsubishi Chemical Media. ‘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.’

Other materials in the PRIMALLOY range include acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), butenediol vinyl alcohol co-polymer (BVOH)—a water-soluble support material—polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polylactic acid (PLA) and polypropylene (PP).

All PRIMALLOY filaments are manufactured in Japan. They are produced to extremely tight tolerances to ensure a consistent feed and stable printing. 

Verbatim is exhibiting PRIMALLOY filaments at the TCT Show, in Birmingham, UK, on November 26-28, 2017.