Silvergate Plastics has said it is “delighted” with the response it received to its new range of masterbatch produced specifically for use in 3D printing applications.
The company launched the new products during at the TCT Show + Personalize 2015, held at the NEC, Birmingham, in September, after it had been inundated with requests from filament producers seeking compatible and high performance colours and polymers produced specifically for the extrusion of filaments.
“We were absolutely delighted by the response we received at this year’s TCT Show,” explained Maryann Wilcox, Silvergate’s Sales Manager.
“With the rise of 3D printing and the rapid developments in the industry’s technology, we have been receiving requests for a compatible colour range. Our technicians have been quick to respond to this demand and we are pleased to offer such an extensive quality range of masterbatch to this ever-growing market.”
Silvergate has developed a range of masterbatches that perform well with the extrusion of filaments. The company has also evolved its Optiblo technology – the company’s advanced formula for optimising efficiencies and product performance during manufacture – within this range, as its properties reportedly help to improve the extrusion process. Also included are fragrance and anti-microbial additives.