HP 3D High Reusability Polypropylene (PP) by BASF

HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

BASF Polypropylene (PP)

3D print production parts with industrial polypropylene

HP 3D High Reusability PP ensures high productivity while minimizing waste due to its excellent chemical and mechanical properties. In addition, this material is able to reuse up to 100% of the unused powder, thus reducing the environmental footprint. From a wide range of applications, from medical to automotive, HP 3D High Reusability PP (polypropylene) opens the path to serial production of fully functional parts.

Genuine Polypropylene for Additive Manufacturing Applications

A versatile material for applications ranging from prototyping to serial production

The new HP 3D High Reusability PP enabled by BASF is a genuine new additive manufacturing material that has the same properties as commonly used PPs in injection molding. With its excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, and long-term durability, PP is optimal for piping, fluid systems, and containers.

This material is ideal for customers in the automotive, consumer, industrial, and medical sectors who are looking for an optimal balance between performance and cost. As an example, automakers will be able to use the same PP for prototyping and production of final parts found in vehicles’ interior, exterior, and under-the-hood.

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Applications

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Automotive

Car interior parts

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Strong end-use parts

Industrial tubes, pipes, reservoirs

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Functional prototypes

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Medical Orthotics

Biocompatibility—meets ISO 10993 and US FDA Intact Skin Surface Devices Statements

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Multi-purpose industrial goods

Material Performance

HP 3D High Reusability PP enabled by BASF is an additive manufacturing material for the powder-bed fusion process that produces genuine and functional polypropylene parts. This widely used commodity polymer is versatile with applications across the product development lifecycle offering mechanical properties that produce strong, durable, and chemically resistant parts.

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TENSILE STRENGTH

30 MPa

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ELONGATION AT BREAK

20%

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YOUNG’S MODULUS

1600 MPa

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CHARPY IMPACT NOTCHED TEST

35 kJ/m2

Material Highlights

Characteristics 

Powder melting point (DSC) – 138°C , 280°F, ASTM D3418

Particle size: 62 microns, ASTM D3451

Bulk density of powder:  0.34 g/cm3, ASTM D1895

  • Excellent chemical resistance and low moisture absorption ideal for piping or fluid systems and containers1
  • Outstanding welding capabilities with other PP parts produced with traditional methods like injection molding
  • Delivers consistent performance with up to 100% surplus powder reuse2
  • Easy-to-process material enables high productivity and less waste3

 

Uses

Piping and fluid systems

Containers

Interior and Exterior Automotive Parts

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Industries

 Automotive

 Medical

Industrial goods

 Consumer goods

Performance Scale

Moisture Absorption
Biocompatibility
Strength
Chemical resistance

Material Color

hex Anthracite

1For HP 3D High Reusability PP enabled by BASF, based on internal HP testing, May 2020, with tests for mechanical property retention, dimensional stability, and weight change after 7- and 30- day immersion with acids, bases, organic solvents, and aqueous solutions.

2Based on internal HP testing, May 2020. HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions using HP 3D High Reusability PP enabled by BASF provide up to 100% powder reusability ratio, producing functional parts batch after batch. For testing, the material is aged in real printing conditions, and reclaimed powder is tracked by generations (worst case for reusability). Parts are then made from each subsequent generation and tested for mechanical properties and accuracy showing no degradation of properties up to three generations of use.

3Easier to process than standard HP 3D High Reusability PA 12, providing proper fusing along with good spreadability and compatibility due to its small particle size.