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Abrasion-resistant components made of chemical-resistant polymers

► High chemical resistance and toughness
► No maintenance or lubrication necessary

► No tool costs – efficient for even a single unit

Chemical-resistant 3D printing material, compliant with food regulations

Resistant to chemicals: iglidur I10

  • Food compatible
  • High chemical resistance
  • Printed in the 3D printing service in five days
  • Rapid laser sintering production, no minimum order quantity, up to 10,000 units
  • Ideal for the food  and electroplating industries 

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Heat-resistant filament, food compatible

Heat-resistant: iglidur A350

  • Compliant with the  FDA and EU 10/2011 food-specific regulations
  • Suitable for autoclave
  • Resistant to temperatures of up to 180°C in continuous operation
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Available as a filament for high-temperature printers and in the 3D printing service

iglidur A350 in the filament shop

What material is resistant to what chemicals?

You can find chemical resistance information for individual materials under "Technical data" in the Material Shop or under "More information" for each material in the 3D printing service.
The polymers are each checked for resistance to the chemicals in question. Mixtures are not considered. All information is for room temperature. Plastic resistance is divided into resistant (+), limited resistance (0), and not resistant (-).

You can find chemical resistance information for each material under "More information" If you load an example model, you can find chemical resistance information for each material under "More information".

Durability criteria

  • No significant mechanical property changes
  • No colour or surface change
  • Weight gain of < 3% or loss of < 0.5% possible
  • Change of compression force at break < 15% possible
  • Change of Shore D hardness < 2 possible
According to our experience, no damage is caused by the medium.

Criteria for limited resistance

  • Significant material weight and property changes
  • Minor colour and surface change possible
  • Weight gain of 3-8% or loss of 0.5-3% possible
  • 15% to 25% change of compression force at break possible
  • Change of Shore D hardness 2 to 5 possible
We therefore recommend a practical test under the relevant conditions.

Chemical resistance for the food and packaging industries

Food compliance according to FDA and EU 10/2011 has made high-performance polymer iglidur A350 a popular material in the food and packaging industries. The abrasion-resistant high-temperature filament has a wide range of applications, and it functions well even with high application temperatures (up to +180 °C). iglidur A350 is processed into rollers for rolling knife edges, for example, that require neither lubrication nor maintenance. If food is handled, the environment must be kept especially hygienic, making regular system cleaning and disinfection indispensable. In testing, iglidur A350 proved chemically resistant to alcohols, cleaning agents commonly used in the food industry and diluted acids and bases. iglidur A350 is available as a 3D print filament. Wear-resistant parts made of iglidur A350 can be manufactured quickly and cost-effectively in the igus 3D printing service.

Which iglidur polymers for 3D printing are resistant to the chemicals used in my application?

We would be happy to check your application to determine whether iglidur 3D printing materials are resistant to certain chemicals.  

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Information about 3D printing at igus

Why 3D printing at igus?

Further information about

  • our materials
  • additive processes
  • service and support

Polymer gear wear tests

3D printing wear tests

iglidur polymers are more wear-resistant than PLA, ABS and other materials and manufacturing processes

3D printing materials

3D printing materials

Abrasion-resistant high-performance polymers for industrial use. Durable and wear-resistant thanks to integrated solid lubricants. Special polymers for food contact, heat resistance, ESD protection, and much more.  

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