Synnex Corporation has announced an agreement with Lubrizol for the distribution in the USA of its powder thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) suitable for 3D printing for end-use applications that require skin contact.
Estane 3D TPU M95A passed skin sensitisation and cytotoxicity tests in accordance with ISO 10993-5 and 10993-10, making it a material solution for product designers exploring 3D printing in applications requiring skin contact. According to the manufacturer, the material is the only TPU certified for use on the HP Jet Fusion 4200 series 3D printing solution. Synnex is the only distributor for HP’s 3D line of products in the USA and Canada. The TPU can be used in applications for personal protective equipment in the healthcare field. Skin contact clearance also benefits applications in footwear, wearable electronics, prosthetic and orthotic devices.
„Estane 3D TPU M95A TPU’s versatility, durability and barrier properties coupled with the leading 3D printing technology from HP bring extraordinary value in these vital applications,“ said David Dennis, Executive Vice President, Product Management, Synnex Corporation.
David Pascual, Lubrizol marketing manager for 3D printing, said: „Estane 3D TPU M95A TPU will benefit product designers who are developing applications that require skin contact, including personal protection equipment.“
Marc Mariano, AMS 3D Product Manager at HP, said: „We strongly believe in the benefits of thermoplastic polyurethane to create innovative and lightweight parts, and our partnership is helping customers around the globe to make it a reality.“