January 8, 2023 - Braskem announced the acquisition of 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 of taulman3D is a complement to Braskem's existing portfolio of filaments (Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Carbon Fiber, Glass Fiber & Recycled Polymers), pellets, and powders designed specifically for 3D printing applications.
Founded in 2012, taulman3D offers a wide 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. taulman3D's headquarters, research, and development as well as production and distribution facilities are in Linton, Indiana.
Jason Vagnozzi, Global Commercial Director of Additive Manufacturing, Braskem commented, "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."
Zach Lichaa, taulman3D President stated, "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."
taulman3D filament and polymer offerings include:
- Carbon Fiber Alloy Nylon 3D Printer Filament
- Glass Fiber Alloy Nylon 3D Printer Filament
- Alloy 910 3D Printer Filament
- Alloy 910 High Heat 3D Printer Filament
- PCTPE 3D Printer Filament
- TECH-G 3D Printer Filament
- T-Glase 3D Printer Filament
- Bridge Nylon, Nylon 230, Nylon 645 & Nylon 680 (FDA Material)
- PA Cast Plate Nylon 3D Printer Filament
- SAC1060 - Support Material for Nylon
- Guideline 3D Printer Filament (Medical Grade)
taulman3D also offers a 100% recycled 3D printing filament solution:Enviro 100% Recycled PETG 3D Printer Filament
Braskem offers solutions across 3D printing filaments and technologies including Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and High-speed Pellet Extrusion.