New High-Performance 3D Printing Filament from Dow Prioritizes Sustainability
Polyethylene-based EVOLV3D™ Olefin Block Copolymer filament launching at Formnext 2018
MIDLAND, Mich. – November 15, 2018 - Dow is giving priority to sustainability in the 3D printing industry with a new, high-performance 3D printing build material in the EVOLV3D™ platform of 3D printing solutions. Launching today in conjunction with leading additive manufacturing industry event Formnext 2018, the new EVOLV3D™ Olefin Block Copolymer (OBC) printing filament enables the production of light-weight, durable parts and is remoldable for an extended lifespan.
“Dow’s EVOLV3D™ platform was developed to address open challenges within the 3D printing industry of today and the future,” said Ester Baiget, business president, Dow Industrial Solutions. “Our newest printing filament, EVOLV3D™ OBC, is exciting because it allows us to not only offer exceptional performance attributes, like light-weighting and improved durability, but also keep sustainability at the forefront of an industry that continues to be on the cutting-edge of technology.”
Dow will have technical experts on hand this week at Formnext to discuss the sustainability and performance benefits of EVOLV3D™ OBC and the EVOLV3D™ platform for the 3D printing industry, at Booth #3.1-D40 (co-exhibiting with German RepRap GmbH) at the Congress Center Messe in Frankfurt, Germany.
As part of its 2025 Sustainability Goals, Dow is committed to delivering breakthrough innovations and advancing the circular economy by taking into account a product’s complete lifecycle during the development process. To take its dedication to sustainability a step further, Dow intends to develop a first-of-its-kind recycling program for end-users who use the EVOLV3D™ OBC material. By recycling this product via Dow, end-users can gain access to a future (to be developed) product line of 3D printing materials made of recycled materials.
To learn more about the EVOLV3D™ platform and test out the latest products, apply to become a Dow EVOLV3D™ Solutionist.
Dow combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-drive, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDupont (SYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.