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Thermoplastic material classification

From standard to high-performance thermoplastics



Pam is a technology dedicated to industrial materials with thermoplastic behavior treatment; from injection moulding thermoplastics to PIM feedstocks.

Thermoplastics are usually classified into different categories according to their polymer families and their temperature resistance.
There are three polymer families: amorphous, semi-crystalline and elastomers, they are subdivided into three thermal categories : standard materials, performance materials and high-performance materials.

Materials Pyramid - Pellet extruder


Thermoplastics with an amorphous structure are generally transparent and tend to be less sensitive to crack propagation (higher toughness). Due to their high-dimensional stability, they are suitable for precision parts.

Semi-crystalline thermoplastics are generally opaque, rigid and have good chemical resistance.

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are a category in their own right due to their heterogeneous structure consisting of flexible and rigid domains, they are located halfway between crosslinked elastomers and thermoplastics.

As a dedicated technology inspired by micro-extrusion techniques, the Pam Technology is meant to 3D print most kinds of thermoplastic polymers.

Already compatible with:

Kraiburg TPE - Pellet extruder
Solvay - Pellet extruder
Albis - Pellet extruder
BASF - Pellet extruder
Borealis - Pellet extruder
Celanese - Pellet extruder
Total - Pellet extruder
Clariant - Pellet extruder
Covestro - Pellet extruder
Dow - Pellet extruder
Eastman - Pellet extruder
Ineos Styrolution - Pellet extruder
Kuraray - Pellet extruder
Lati - Pellet extruder
Lotte - Pellet extruder
Nature Works - Pellet extruder
Polymim - Pellet extruder
Polyone - Pellet extruder
Sabic - Pellet extruder

Pam technology is compatible with most chemistry in the shape of pellets.

Standard Materials
The most widely used.

Standard thermoplastics are the most widely used, both in terms of volume and variety of applications. They represent the largest part of what is done in the plastics industry.

Using standard thermoplastics with the Pam Technology particularly makes sense for industrials already used to them. Existing grades can be printed as-is at their unbeatable high volume price.

Pollen AM PLA Natural pellets - Pellet extruder
PLA Natural - Polylactic acid

PLA (Polylactide acid) is an environmentally friendly biopolymer, made from renewable and recyclable resources. PLA accepts a wide variety of finishes: varnishing, polishing, painting, etc.

With limited expansion and shrinkage properties, PLA is very suitable for printing precision parts as well as, in particular, for printing large sized objects with good dimensional stability.


Available colors

natural

Compatible materials

PLA Woodfill | TPU Natural | PVA

Tensile Strength @ Break

53 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

60 MPa

Tensile Modulus

3.5 MPa

Tensile Elongation

6 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ASTM method: D882.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.40 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

175 - 190°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | Adhesive helper

Builplate temperature

50 - 65°C


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Pollen AM PLA Woodfill pellets - Pellet extruder
PLA Woodfill - Polylactic acid Woodfill

PLA Woodfill is a bio composite that combines the printing qualities of PLA with excellent appearance properties. The PLA Woodfill gives the printed parts a unique charm and character.

The PLA Woodfill accepts a wide variety of finishes: varnishing, polishing, painting, etc. This material is very appreciated to produce decorative parts, designs, etc.


Available colors

wood

Compatible materials

PLA Woodfill | TPU Natural | PVA

Tensile Strength @ Break

42 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

46 MPa

Tensile Modulus

399 GPa

Tensile Elongation

4.8 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm


Printing temperatures

175 - 190°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | Adhesive helper

Builplate temperature

50 - 65°C


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Pollen AM PVA pellets - Pellet extruder
PVA - Polyvinyl alcohol

PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) is a water-soluble support material. It is used to print support structures when producing cantilever parts.

Depending on the materials and angles of inclination, it becomes necessary to use support brackets to maintain stability and good performance of the printed part. PVA is sensitive to moisture and heat.


Available colors

natural

Compatible materials

PLA Natural | PLA Woodfill | TPU Natural

MFI (190°C, 21,6kg)

20 - 40 g/10min

Melting area
180 - 210 °C

Metanol content

<1% w

Solubility

Water

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

190 - 220°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | Adhesive helper

Builplate temperature

50 - 65°C


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Pollen AM HIPS pellets - Pellet extruder
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene

HIPS is an impact modified polystyrene resins and has a good impact strength and chemical resistance. Commonly used as a support material in 3D printing compatible with ABS and other styrenic based polymers.

HIPS is used in a large variety of applications such as food packaging, home appliances, toys, sports & leisure, hygiene & personal care, etc.


Available colors

white

Compatible materials

ABS | ASA | TPE

Tensile Strength @ Break

35 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

30 MPa

Tensile Modulus

2 600 MPa

Tensile Elongation

1.2 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

220 - 250°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | Adhesive helper | Micro-perforated Buildplate

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM ABS - Pellet extruder
ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS is resistant to impact and has a very good thermal stability to high or low temperatures. ABS has all the qualities required for 3D printing. It has a good dimensional stability and is ideal for the manufacture of technical components.

Its median viscosity provides a good performance during its implementation.


Available colors
black white
Compatible materials

ABS | ASA | TPE

Tensile Strength @ Break

58 MPa

Tensile Strain at Yield

3.1 %

Tensile Modulus

2 700 MPa

Tensile Elongation

8 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

230 - 280°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | Adhesive helper | Micro-perforated buildplate

Builplate temperature

90 - 120°C


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Pollen AM ASA pellets - Pellet extruder
ASA - Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate

ASA polymers is a styrenic material and feature high surface quality, good impact strength, chemical, UV and heat resistance. For these reasons, ASA is used as the material of choice for exterior applications. This material can be easier to 3D print than ABS.

Mainly used in the automotive market for exterior applications, household applications, gardening equipment, etc.


Available colors
white
Compatible materials

ABS | HIPS

Tensile Strength @ Break

51 MPa

Tensile Strain at Yield

3.3 %

Tensile Modulus

2 400 MPa

Tensile Elongation

8 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

220 - 250°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | Adhesive helper | Micro-perforated Buildplate

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM PP pellets - Pellet extruder
PP - Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. This material has a high level of flexibility, yet has great toughness meaning it is elastic without being too soft.

PP is resistant to many chemicals and has a high resistance to electricity making it useful in electronic components.


Available colors
natural
Compatible materials

TPEs

Tensile Strength @ Break

51 MPa

Tensile Strain at Yield

3.3 %

Tensile Modulus

2 400 MPa

Tensile Elongation

8 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

200 - 265°C

Buildplate substrate

PP film | Adhesive helper

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM PE pellets - Pellet extruder
PE - Polyethylene

Polyethylene is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. Classified by its density and branching, PE properties depend of their molecular weight and structure. Ductile and impact resistant, it feels waxy when touched.

Chemically stable it is a commodity thermoplastic widely used in packaging and film extrusion.


Available colors
-
Compatible materials

TPEs

Tensile Strength @ Break

51 MPa

Tensile Strain at Yield

3.3 %

Tensile Modulus

2 400 MPa

Tensile Elongation

8 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

200 - 265°C

Buildplate substrate

PP film | Adhesive helper

Builplae temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM PET pellets - Pellet extruder
PET - Polyethylene terephthalate

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a polyester used for the manufacture of plastic bottles, packaging or credit cards. PET is particularly used for its resistance.

PET is a tough and sturdy material and a terrific alternative to PLA and ABS. It releases no fumes during printing and has very low shrinkage.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

-

Tensile Strength @ Break

51 MPa

Tensile Strain at Yield

3.3 %

Tensile Modulus

2 400 MPa

Tensile Elongation

8 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

200 - 265°C

Buildplate substrate

PP film | Adhesive helper

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM PBT pellets - Pellet extruder
PBT - Polybutylene terephthalate

Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) belongs to the family of polyesters. This semi-crystalline polymer has good electrical insulating properties, excellent heat resistance, good resistance to chemical agents. It is imperative to dry the material properly before processing.

Widely used in applications with thermal and electrical constraints (contactor boxes, switches), in household appliances, etc.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

-

Tensile Strength @ Break

51 MPa

Tensile Strain at Yield

3.3 %

Tensile Modulus

2 400 MPa

Tensile Elongation

8 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

175 - 190°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | Adhesive helper

Builplate temperature

50 - 65°C


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Pollen AM PMMA pellets - Pellet extruder
PMMA - Poly(methyl methacrylate)

Poly(methyl methacrylate) - PMMA - is an amorphous polymer with good balanced properties. Considered as a commodity thermoplastic, PMMA is mainly used for its optical transparency and elevated insulation properties (thermal, acoustic and electrical).

Widely used for optics, households, automotive, lighting and medical applications.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

-

Tensile Strength @ Break

51 MPa

Tensile Strain at Yield

3.3 %

Tensile Modulus

2 400 MPa

Tensile Elongation

8 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

240 - 280°C

Buildplate substrate

Adhesive helper | Micro-perforated buildplate

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM Open material technology logo - Pellet extruder
Open material technology

The material you are looking for is not listed: no worries!
Pam technology is open to materials, that is to say Pam users are free to source the material they want from their existing suppliers. Contact us to have a first processability analysis.


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Elastomers
Flexible materials for flexible applications.

Elastomer is the family of all the thermoplastics that present flexible properties. Hardness is used to measure this property on each material, and expressed in shore durometer. Download the summary sheet >

The power of pellets is particularly visible here as the Pam Technology can treat materials without any hardness limit. Moreover, an isotropic behavior of these materials has been demonstrated when treated by the Pam Technology.

Pollen AM TPU Natural - Pellet extruder
TPU Natural - 33 Shore D

TPU Natural is a flexible thermoplastic that can print many parts that require great flexibility. It is ideally suited for industrial applications and offers a high quality of resolution when printed.

This TPU is particularly suitable to produce seals, tires, belts, materials with interstitial stresses, etc.


Available colors
natural
Compatible materials

PLA Natural | PLA Woodfill | PVA

Hardness

33 Shore D

Tensile Strength @ Break

4 MPa

Tensile modulus

12 MPa

Elongation at Break

660 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ASTM D638.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

200 - 210°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film

Builplate temperature

50 - 70°C


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Pollen AM TPE Soft Touch - Pellet extruder
TPE Soft Touch - 70 Shore A

TPE Soft Touch possesses smooth & silky surface and excellent mechanical properties. It offers excellent color-stability, good chemical compatibility, UV-stability and exhibits excellent abrasion-scratch resilience.

This TPE is used in cell phone cases, cosmetic packaging, headphones, remote controls and wearables.


Available colors
black white
Compatible materials

ABS | ASA | SAN | PC | PA6 | PA12

Hardness

70 Shore A

Tear resistance

30 N/mm

Tensile Strength

19 MPa

Elongation at Break

650 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 34-1 Methode B, DIN 53504/ISO 37.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

190 - 230°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | PC film | PA film

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM TPE Natural - Pellet extruder
TPE Natural - 70 Shore A

This TPE a multifunctional material, mainly used for applications of consumer daily life with regulatory requirements. It presents excellent mechanical properties, good UV and weather resistance, etc.

It is used for, toothbrushes, grip applications, household articles, toys, packaging (for food and care products), seals for housings, etc.


Available colors
natural
Compatible materials

PP

Hardness

70 Shore A

Density

0.890 g/cm3

Tensile Strength

16 MPa

Elongation at Break

650 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 1183-1, ISO 34-1 Methode B, DIN 53504/ISO 37.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

190 - 230°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | PP film

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM TPE Soft Touch - Pellet extruder
TPE Soft Touch - 70 Shore A

TPE Soft Touch exhibits good surface finish, controlled level of emission and odor and good colorable properties. It presents good adhesion to polar thermoplastics such as ABS, PC, etc.

Typical applications for this TPE include thumb wheels, bumpers, seals, handles, soft touch surface (thumb wheels, push buttons, switches), etc.


Available colors
white
Compatible materials

PC | ABS | PC/ABS | ASA

Hardness

70 Shore A

Tear resistance

16.5 N/mm

Tensile Strength
4.5 MPa

Elongation at Break

550 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN ISO 7619-1, DIN 53504/ISO 37.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

190 - 230°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | PC film

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM TPE Soft Touch - Pellet extruder
TPE Soft Touch - 60 Shore A

TPE Soft Touch is resistant to abrasion and provides a silky feel, it suggests high-quality touch, suitable for applications with velvety surfaces and requirements for wear resistance it presents a good adhesion to polar thermoplastics.

This TPE is mainly used for automotive interior, remote controls, cell phone covers, cosmetic packaging, wearables, etc.


Available colors
black white
Compatible materials

PA6 | PA12 | PC | ABS | ASA

Hardness

60 Shore A

Tear resistance

27 N/mm

Tensile Strength

14 MPa

Elongation at Break

600 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 34-1 Methode B, DIN 53504/ISO 37.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

190 - 230°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | PC film | PA film

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM TPE High Flexibility - Pellet extruder
TPE High Flexibility - 45 Shore A

TPE High Flexibility is a translucent colored TPE. It exhibits excellent compression set, adhesion to PP, excellent mechanical properties, high elasticity and good surface finish.

Typical applications for TPE High Flexibility include closures, flexible connections, membranes, household articles, packaging, seals and valves.


Available colors
translucent
Compatible materials

PP

Hardness

45 Shore A

Tear resistance

13.5 N/mm

Tensile Strength

9.0 MPa

Elongation at Break

850 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 34-1 Methode B, DIN 53504/ISO 37.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

190 - 230°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | PP film

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM  TPE Ultra Flex - Pellet extruder
TPE Ultra Flex - 30 Shore 00

TPE Ultra flex is a very soft material for applications of consumer daily life with regulatory requirements. It has an optimized mechanical properties at low hardness resistant to abrasion and can be associated with PP.

Suitable for applications such as baits, toys, cushioning, protectors, grip application, etc.


Available colors
translucent
Compatible materials

PP

Hardness

30 Shore 00

Tear resistance

3.0 N/mm

Tensile Strength

1.5 MPa

Elongation at Break

800 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 34-1 Methode B, DIN 53504/ISO 37.



Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

190 - 230°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | PP film

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Pollen AM Open material technology logo - Pellet extruder
Open material technology

The material you are looking for is not listed: no worries!
Pam technology is open to materials, that is to say Pam users are free to source the material they want from their existing suppliers. Contact us to have a first processability analysis.


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Performance Materials
For technical applications.

Performance materials are key in the industry. They can be used permanently at temperatures between 100 and 150 ° C. They have good mechanical properties and good chemical resistance.

They are obviously demanding materials for treatment by any system, including Pam technology. Pollen AM validated processability for all of these and is working on complete profiles development to meet demand on most applications. Learn more.

Pollen AM PC pellets - Pellet extruder
PC - Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate (PC is a polymer with high transparency and is very resistant to impacts. This material is very rigid and has excellent mechanical properties that are characterized by low expansion and low heat distortion.

Due to these properties, PC is mainly used for electrical and telecommunications applications, for example in the automotive industry.


Available colors
translucent
Compatible materials

Some TPEs


Tensile Strength @ Break

34 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

29 MPa

Tensile Modulus

1 810 MPa

Tensile Elongation

2 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ASTM D638


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

280 - 320°C

Buildplate substrate

PC film | Micro-perforated buildplate

Builplate temperature

80 - 120°C


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Pollen AM ABS/PC pellets - Pellet extruder
ABS / PC - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene-Polycarbonate

The blend Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene-Polycarbonate (ABS + PC) combines the properties of PC and ABS, in other words, the high processing capacity of ABS with excellent mechanical properties, resistance to heat and impact, from the PC. The level of the two components affects the heat resistance.

This blend is used in enclosures for professional machines, electrical applications, dashboards, hubcaps, etc.


Available colors
natural
Compatible materials

ABS | ASA | SAN | PC | PA6 | PA12

Tensile Strength @ Break

60 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

65 MPa

Tensile Modulus

2 400 MPa

Tensile Elongation

6 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
ISO 527-1,-2.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

230 - 300°C

Buildplate substrate

PC film | Micro-perforated buildplate

Builplate temperature

80 - 120°C


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Pollen AM PA6 pellets - Pellet extruder
PA-6 - Polyamide-6

Polyamide-6 also called polycaprolactam (PA-6), is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. PA6 is used for the production of technical parts requiring good mechanical resistance. It has a low coefficient of friction, good thermal resistance and electrical insulation properties.

It is widely used for gears, fittings and bearings, in the automotive industry for the underlying parts, and as a material for electrical boxes.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

Some TPEs

Tensile Strength @ Break

79 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

78 MPa

Tensile Modulus

2 900 MPa

Tensile Elongation

4 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

230 - 280°C

Buildplate substrate

PA film | Micro-perforated buildplate

Builplate temperature

80 - 90°C


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Pollen AM PA6-6 pellets - Pellet extruder
PA-6-6 - Polyamide 6-6

Polyamide-6-6 or poly(hexamethylene adipamide) - PA-6-6 - is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic and is the strongest unreinforced aliphatic nylon and the most resistant to abrasion and low temperatures. It has good resistance to friction and impact. PA6-6 can be alloyed with fiberglass or carbon and used as reinforcement materials.

It is successfully used in various applications in the electronics, automotive, construction, and mining industries to manufacture mechanical parts, lubricant-free gears, fan blades, etc.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

Some TPEs

Tensile Strength @ Break

85 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

84 MPa

Tensile Modulus

3 100 MPa

Tensile Elongation

7 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

260 - 290°C

Buildplate substrate

PA film | Micro-perforated buildplate

Builplate temperature

80 - 90°C


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Pollen AM PA12 pellets - Pellet extruder
PA-12 - Polyamide-12

Polyamide-12 (PA-12) is a semi-crystalline white industrial thermoplastic very similar to nylon 11 whose properties are generally slightly superior. Of all the unmodified generic nylons, it has lower values in water absorption rate, heat resistance and stress resistance. Compared with nylon 6 and 6.6, they both have a much lower water absorption rate (resulting in better electrical properties and better dimensional stability) and a higher cost.

PA 12 is the ideal material for applications in the field of conveyor and drive technology such as wheels or pinions and precision industrial components requiring solidity at low temperatures.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

Some TPEs

Tensile Strength @ Break

44 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

42 MPa

Tensile Modulus

1 450 MPa

Tensile Elongation

7 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

230 - 300°C

Buildplate substrate

PA film | Micro-perforated buildplate

Builplate temperature

80 - 90°C


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Pollen AM HPP pellets - Pellet extruder
HPP - High Performance Polyester

High Performance Polyester (HPP) offers strength and durability that provides an outstanding combination of mechanical properties and toughness. Chemical resistance and hydrolytic stability are improved compared to other copolyesters. Reinforced with glass is a good candidate for( mechanical and electrical uses at elevated temperatures.

HPP is neutral in taste, food, heat resistant, unbreakable, it is a good alternative to the PC. It is often used for the production of housewares, appliances, electronics and healthcare.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

Some TPEs

Tensile Strength @ Break

49 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

45 MPa

Tensile Modulus

1 624 MPa

Tensile Elongation

7 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

270 - 300°C

Buildplate substrate

Micro-perforated buildplate


Builplate temperature

70 - 90°C


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Pollen AM POM pellets - Pellet extruder
POM - Polyoxymethylene

Polyoxymethylene (POM) can withstand high mechanical constrains. POM is rigid, creep resistant and resists various stresses without deforming. It has a low-friction coefficient, which gives it a good resistance to wear.

POM is commonly used for gears, shock components, friction components, electrical and electronic industry.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

-

Tensile Strength @ Break

67 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

67 MPa

Tensile Modulus
2 800 MPa

Tensile Elongation

28 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

180 - 230°C

Buildplate substrate

Micro-perforated buildplate

Builplate temperature

80 - 110°C


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Pollen AM Cellulosic acetate pellets - Pellet extruder
CA - Cellulosic acetate

Cellulosic acetate (CA) material is esters bio-based polymers. They are produced through reaction of cellulose with organic acids, anhydrides or acid chlorides. Cellulose acetate is one of the oldest bio-based polymers in the world. Due to its properties, thermoplastic CA is a promising biopolymer for replacing PS in certain foam applications.

CA is commonly used for producing writing instruments, glasses, tool and knife grips, profiles and pipes, electrical goods, etc.


Available colors
red blue
Compatible materials

-

Tensile Strength @ Break

42 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

45 MPa

Tensile Modulus

1 900 MPa

Tensile Elongation

6 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

190 - 230°C

Buildplate substrate

PEI film | PC film | PA film

Builplate temperature

50 - 80°C


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Open material technology

The material you are looking for is not listed: no worries!
Pam technology is open to materials, that is to say Pam users are free to source the material they want from their existing suppliers. Contact us to have a first processability analysis.


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High performance materials
For demanding applications.

High performance materials have a permeable operating temperature above 150 °C, have a high level of thermomechanical property.
These materials, characterized by high glass transition and melting temperatures, are the best candidates for replacing metals. They provide good friction properties, lightness and very good chemical resistance. These polymers are available on the market both in their raw or loaded version (fiberglass, carbon, etc.).

They are obviously among the most demanding candidates for treatment by any system, including Pam printers. The New Pam Series P - High temperature is the latest Pollen AM innovation dedicated to performance materials.

Pollen AM PPS pellets - Pellet extruder
PPS - Polyphenylene sulfide

Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is a high-performance thermoplastic. Maximum service temperature is 218 °C. PPS has not been found to dissolve in any solvent at temperatures below approximately 200 °C.
An easy way to identify the compound is by the metallic sound it makes when struck.

PPS is used in filter for boilers, electrical insulation, capacitors, gaskets, and packings.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

-

Tensile Strength @ Break

33 MPa

Electric strength

17 kV/mm

Tensile Modulus
4 200 MPa

Tensile Elongation

1 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2 & IEC 60243-1.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

300 - 350°C

Buildplate substrate

HT buildplate

Builplate temperature

110 - 150°C


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Pollen AM PESU Pellets - Pellet extruder
PESU - Polyethersulfone

Polyethersulfone (PESU), is a high-performance material with a temperature profile that is unique among engineering thermoplastics a long-term temperature resistance up to 180°C.

PESU is used in apparatus engineering and in the electrical and electronics fields in the automotive and transportation sectors, in the food and household sectors as a substitute for glass, metal, ceramic, and porcelain.


Available colors
natural
Compatible materials

-

Tensile Strength @ Break

85 MPa

Charpy notc. imp. strength

6.5 J/m²

Tensile Modulus
2 650 MPa

Tensile Elongation

6.9 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2 & ISO 179/1eA.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

340 - 380°C

Buildplate substrate

HT buildplate

Builplate temperature

110 - 150°C


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Pollen AM PEI pellets - Pellet extruder
PEI - Polyetherimide

Polyetherimide (PEI) material is an amorphous thermoplastic part of polyimides thermoplastics. Unfilled PEI thermoplastic is translucent and amber in color with exceptional mechanical, thermal and electrical properties.
PEI plastic has similar characteristics to the polyarylsulphones (PSU, PPSU, PESU), while simultaneously offering significant advantages.

PEI is mainly used for electrical and electronic applications, household appliances, aircraft interior design, automotive (under engine hood, interior parts, etc.), medical, etc.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

-

Tensile Strength @ Break

105 MPa

Charpy notc. imp. strength

4 kJ/m²

Tensile Modulus
3 200 MPa

Tensile Elongation

6 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-1/2 & ISO 179/1eA.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

350 - 420°C

Buildplate substrate

PHT buildplate

Builplate temperature

130 - 150°C


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Pollen AM PEEK pellets - Pellet extruder
PEEK - Polyetheretherketone

Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is the most common and widely sold member of the polyaryletherketone family (PEAK). PEEK is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic with excellent mechanical and chemical resistance properties that are retained to high temperatures. It is highly resistant to thermal degradation, as well as to attack by both organic and aqueous environments.

PEEK is mainly used in medical & healthcare applications, automotive electrical & electronic, aerospace Applications, Oil & gas, etc.


Available colors

-

Compatible materials

-

Tensile Strength @ Break

115 MPa

Tensile Yield Strength

115 MPa

Tensile Modulus
4 300 MPa

Tensile Elongation

5 %

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2.


System compatibility


Advised nozzles

Brass
0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm

Printing temperatures

400 - 450°C

Buildplate substrate

HT buildplate

Builplate temperature

130 - 150°C


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Pollen AM Open material technology logo - Pellet extruder
Open material technology

The material you are looking for is not listed: no worries!
Pam technology is open to materials, that is to say Pam users are free to source the material they want from their existing suppliers. Contact us to have a first processability analysis.


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