Kuraray’s materials for 3D printing are the optimum starting point for high-quality results. Printing filaments based on Mowital® polyvinylbutyrals can be used in the production of 3D objects that withstand high mechanical strain. In particular, this material improves rigidity and breaking strength. Mowital® has excellent adhesive properties, which is essential to ensure permanent bonding of the printed layers. Another benefit of this material is that it is nontoxic. No emissions or unpleasant odors are generated when using Mowital®-based printing filaments. Moreover, very high-quality surfaces can be produced with this PVB printing filaments.
For some time now, Kuraray has also been marketing its own 3D printing filament, MOWIFLEX™ 3D 2000 polyvinyl alcohols. This material can be used to print support structures for complex, filigree and overhanging shapes. The special feature of MOWIFLEX™ 3D 2000 is that it is soluble in water: at the end of the printing process, it can simply be washed off with water, without leaving any trace of the contact points on the product. PVA is also the raw material used to produce Mowital®.