Mitsubishi Chemical and AM Polymers enter into partnership agreement on PBT powder product for 3D printingPORTFOLIO NEWS
Located in Willich (Germany), AMP specializes in producing and selling thermoplastic powders with “Plug & Play” processability and part performance for selective laser sintering (SLS) and powder bed fusion (PBF) processes. Through this partnership, both parties are jointly developing new powder products for industrial additive manufacturing from PBT feedstock, specially optimized based on MCC’s chemical expertise. A beta version of ROLASERIT®PBT01 powder will be soon unveiled in Europe for client evaluation.
This partnership provides MCC and AMP an opportunity to further expand their product portfolio for 3D printing. SLS/PBF is a process by which users can achieve complex geometries at short production lead time. Coupled with good mechanical properties, PBT powder has much lower moisture absorption characteristics than polyamide 12, a common material for SLS/PBF. Thus, MCC and AMP expect new PBT powder products to be used for industrial applications such as automotive and aerospace. This new partnership enables MCC and AMP to further accelerate growth in the 3D printing area.
About AM Polymers GmbH
AM POLYMERS was founded as a spin-off of the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2014 by Dr.-Ing. Andreas Wegner and Prof. Dr.-Ing Gerd Witt, while Co-Founder Dipl.-Ing. Timur Ünlü joined the team as shareholder and managing director in 2018. AM POLYMERS produces and sells qualified plastic powders for industrial additive manufacturing (3D printing). More precisely, the company offers traditional standard plastics, which are known from injection moulding and therefore essential for additive manufacturing. AM POLYMERS’ products meet the necessary chemical requirements, mechanical performance, flexibility and/or elongation at break combined with a good processability, which are in demand by the market.
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