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M. Holland to Distribute Owens Corning’s Composite Filaments for 3D Printing

Published on 2018-05-17. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  3D Printing     Thermoplastic Composites    

XSTRAND™ 3D Printing Filaments
XSTRAND™ 3D Printing Filaments
M. Holland Company has recently announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Owens Corning to distribute the company’s XSTRAND™ products.

Serving As US Master Distributor

Owens Corning’s XSTRAND™ line of products are high-performance composite filaments for 3D printing, a growing market segment in which M. Holland is investing to support client needs. M. Holland will serve as Master Distributor for the products, managing a network of sub-distributors and directly distributing XSTRAND™ filaments to M. Holland clients in the thermoplastic resin industry in the United States and Mexico beginning in late May.

XSTRAND™ Product Line

  • Owens Corning’s XSTRAND™ product line employs proprietary fiber reinforcement technology developed within its global technical network including dedicated 3D printing laboratories in the USA and France.
  • XSTRAND™ filaments enable the production of 3D printed parts that are 50-250 percent stronger and stiffer, making them structurally superior to traditional 3D printed parts. 
  • In addition, the XSTRAND™ materials have good chemical and UV resistance. 
  • This combination of performance makes the XSTRAND™ product line suitable for industrial production and functional prototyping.

Ed Holland, CEO at M. Holland, said:
“We expect 3D printing to become an integral part of the global manufacturing infrastructure. Consistent with our mission as a distributor, we want to provide our suppliers with reliable channels to the plastics market while providing our clients with customized solutions to their material needs, which, to a growing degree, include 3D printing.”

M. Holland’s New Investment
To support its 3D printing initiatives, M. Holland is investing in new 3D printing capabilities at its research and development center in Easton, Pennsylvania, and adding dedicated commercial and technical support resources.

Source: M. Holland Company
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