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VELOX introduces new product range by SK Chemicals especially designed for 3D printing

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018

VELOX GmbH, one of Europe’s leading solution providers of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, additives and paint & coatings industries, and its longterm partner SK Chemicals Co., Ltd. (South Korea) are presenting Skyplete, a new plastics material range with some unique products for the 3D industry. VELOX has been chosen as distribution partner in Europe by SK Chemicals.

“We are excited to be working together with our long-term partner, VELOX, in developing the 3D printing industry in Europe. We believe that VELOX is the most suitable partner to meet our strategic objective to expand the market share in Europe because they have experience in 3D printing industry as well as technical knowledge on SK Chemicals products”, commented Brian Oh, business development team leader at SK Chemicals.

“3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) has become indispensable for design and manufacturing in different industries. Its widespread use is creating the need for specialised materials like the Skyplete range by SK Chemicals”, says François Minec, General Manager at VELOX.

Specialities to be highlighted within the Skyplete products are e.g. the EN100, a PLA-based biodegradable type with a heat resistance (HDT) of 100°C, that is up to twice as high as the HDT of competitive products on the market. But also the Skyplete E-Series, bio-copolyester types with higher impact and temperature resistance than the widely used ABS and PLA materials, as well as copolyester types that combine the advantages of PLA and ABS – e. g. food approval, low-odour, easy to print on, good adhesion of the individual layers – are to be emphasised.

“The Skyplete range is one of the most innovative 3D printing materials in our portfolio and an excellent choice for filament manufacturers looking for enhancement of temperature resistance for easy-to-print materials and the refinement of common compounds to improve impact resistance and engineering performance”, comments Manuel Delgado, 3D printing market manager at VELOX.

VELOX’ target group for the new Skyplete range are filament producers and compounders looking for innovative and specialised 3D printing materials with a great range of properties. VELOX provides the new product range in all European countries.

About VELOX GmbH:
VELOX GmbH is a leading pan-European distributor of raw material specialities and
solution provider for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints and coatings industries.
Founded in 1993 by Bernard Goursaud and N. Max Schlenzig, VELOX is headquartered
in Hamburg, Germany. The company has 21 offices throughout Europe and employs over
230 experienced employees to support its customers across Europe and beyond.

About SK Chemicals Co.Ltd.

Since its beginning in 1969, SK Chemicals has led changes and reforms in Korea’s
chemical and life science industries. SK Chemicals are contributing towards a harmonious
future between human beings and the environment by developing eco-friendly chemical
products to make human lives safe and healthy. SK Chemicals is composed of two major
divisions, Green Chemicals and Life Science. Green Chemicals division provides specialty
polymers, bio energy and bio plastics for various advanced applications.

Press Contact:
Hasmik Matinyan
PR & Communications Manager
+49 (0)40 369 688 946
Brandstwiete 1
20457 Hamburg, Germany



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