Greenville, South Carolina – Business process services company Synnex is to distribute a powder TPU for 3D printing from Lubrizol for end-use applications that require skin contact.
The product, Estane 3D TPU M95A, has passed skin sensitisation and cytotoxicity tests. It is the only TPU certified for use on the HP Jet Fusion 4200 series 3D printer, for which Synnex is the only distributor in the US and Canada.
The TPU has applications in personal protective equipment in the healthcare field. Skin contact clearance also gives it potential in footwear, wearable electronics, prosthetics and orthotics.
Marc Mariano, AMS 3D Product Manager at HP, said the company is pleased to collaborate with Synnex and Lubrizol. ‘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.’