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Braskem acquires 3D printing filament supplier taulman3D

Complementing Braskem's existing material portfolio and doubling the company's additive manufacturing market share

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Braskem, one of the largest polyolefins producers in the Americas, and a market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, has acquired taulman3D, a leading 3D filament supplier of nylon, recycled PETG, and PET filaments to aerospace, automotive, healthcare, industrial, government, and higher education professionals worldwide. The acquisition complements Braskem’s existing portfolio of filaments (Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Carbon Fiber, Glass Fiber, and Recycled Polymers), pellets, and powders designed specifically for 3D printing applications.

Braskem acquires 3D printing filament supplier taulman3D - doubling the company's additive manufacturing market share. Founded in 2012, taulman3D offers an extensive portfolio of filaments and polymers designed to address specific and varying customer applications. taulman3D products are available worldwide, through a variety of distributors, on 6 continents, and its headquarters, research and development, production, and distribution facilities are in Linton, Indiana.

“Braskem’s acquisition of taulman3D brings a high-quality 3D filament producer with a globally diversified client list and a highly complementary product portfolio. With projections for the 3D printing industry expected to grow from $15 billion today to $78 billion by 2030 – growing at an estimated 20% CAGR – we see enhanced opportunities to serve this rapidly growing demand. Today’s acquisition doubles Braskem’s market share in the additive manufacturing market and further accelerates our growth strategy,” said Jason Vagnozzi, Global Commercial Director of Additive Manufacturing at Braskem.

Braskem acquires 3D printing filament supplier taulman3D - doubling the company's additive manufacturing market share. “We’re extremely proud to have built one of the leading 3D printing businesses in the world over the last decade, with private and public sector clients in dozens of countries. Braskem’s significant research and development resources and their world-class production teams will enable us to serve our clients with even greater focus and product innovation as additive manufacturing becomes increasingly engrained in global supply chains,” said Zach Lichaa, President of taulman3D.

taulman3D’s filament and polymer offering includes 12 different materials – from Carbon Fiber Alloy Nylon 3D Printer Filament to Enviro 100% Recycled PETG 3D Printer Filament.

As one of the world’s largest producers of polyolefins, Braskem offers multiple solutions across 3D printing filaments and technologies, including Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and High-speed Pellet Extrusion. Braskem’s product development professionals collaborate across start-ups, universities, equipment manufacturers, converters, compounders, and brand owners, on leading-edge 3D printing solutions.

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