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CONTENTS Welcome to the Ingeo 3D Printing Suppliers Guide.................................................................................................4 How Ingeo is Made...............................................................................................................4 Low Carbon Footprint...........................................................................................................4 Preferred Ingeo Resin Distributors.......................................................................................5 Preferred Compounders.......................................................................................................5

FILAMENT SUPPLIERS 3DomFuel.............................................................................................................................6 Diamond Age........................................................................................................................7 Gehr......................................................................................................................................8 Kingfa...................................................................................................................................9 Makerbot.............................................................................................................................10 Plastrude............................................................................................................................11 Polymaker...........................................................................................................................12 TLC Korea..........................................................................................................................13 Unitika.................................................................................................................................14

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WELCOME TO THE INGEO 3D PRINTING SUPPLIERS GUIDE! Inside this guide you will find our recommended partners from around the globe for resin distributors, compounders, and filament manufacturers all supplying Ingeo-based materials to the 3D printing market. For more information on Ingeo, visit www.natureworksllc.com or find us on Twitter at @natureworks.

INGEO BRINGS EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN 3D PRINTING PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT

MARKET EXPECTATION

INGEO PERFORMANCE

ABS PERFORMANCE

Temperature in printing

Lower is better for safety and control

190-230°C possible, sharp melting behavior

230-250°C

Vapor or odor in printing, EH&S

Low or no emissions, smell small particulate

Very low emissions & studies show lower particulate count

Strong negative odor and higher particulate count

Heated build chamber

Ideally not required & IP limits implementation for some users

Does not require heated build chamber, but opportunity to leverage

Required to avoid warping while mfg. larger parts

Fusing performance

Fuses easily, sticks to self and build chamber

Good fusing and build platform adhesion

Difficult to stick to certain build platforms

Thermal shrinkage

Low shrinkage

Excellent, low shrink

Warps on larger builds

HOW INGEO IS MADE Locally abundant and rapidly renewable plant resources capture and sequester atmospheric carbon over their growing season, producing simple sugars via

GREENHOUSE GASES LACTIC ACID

INGEO INGEO

the process of PLA FILAMENT photosynthesis. Through a process of fermentation and separation, these harvested plant sugars are converted into lactic acid. A safe material naturally present in our bodies and in many of our foods, this lactic acid building block is transformed into Ingeo, a performance thermoplastic with physical characteristics and performance tailored for filament production and printing.

LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT Made from the carbon sequestered in plant sugars, Ingeo, by nature, has a very low carbon footprint1.

Nylon 6 ABS PET (Polyester) Ingeo

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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

(kg CO2 eq/kg plastic, from cradle-to-factory gate) 1 For more information visit www.natureworksllc.com/The-Ingeo-Journey/Eco-Profile-and-LCA

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Worldwide

DISTRIBUTORS / COMPOUNDERS PREFERRED INGEO RESIN DISTRIBUTORS These are the distributors NatureWorks has authorized to sell Ingeo PLA grades for 3D printing. NORTH AMERICA Jamplast John Moisson

www.jamplast.com jamplast@jamplast.com

+1 (636) 238-2100

lbetchan@nexeosolutions.com

+1 (281) 297-0930

Nexeo Solutions Lauren Betchan

United States

www.nexeosolutions.com United States

EUROPE Resinex Carlo Todeschini

www.resinex.com ctodeschini@resinex.it

+39 349 688-5064

Belgium

MIDDLE EAST Jolybar Anver Inbar Ofer Ben Yishay

www.jolybar.com anver@jolybar.com ofer@jolybar.com

+972 9885-0848

Israel

njimenez@firstincolours.com

+63 2 6350680

Philippines

sbalakrishnan@ntic.com

+91-9840641731

India

meichen@u-nic.com.tw

+86 512 6271-8188

take@boc-tyo-com

+81 3 6423-2712

ASIA PACIFIC First in Colours Noli Q. Jimenez

www.firstincolours.com

Natur-Tec India Sunder Balakrishnan Unic Technology Corp. Mei Chen

www.unicgroup.com China

JAPAN BP Consulting, Inc. Takeyuki Yamamatsu

www.bpc-tyo.com Japan

PREFERRED COMPOUNDERS These companies have worked with NatureWorks in the past and make compounds that are suitable for Ingeo-based 3D printing filament. Clariant Tina Lee

www.clariant.com tina.lee@clariant.com

Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd. Edison Liang

New Zealand www.ecopond.com.cn

edison.liang@ecopond.com.cn

Teknor Apex Edwin Tam

+64 9 914-5566

+86 (0)2066221696

China

www.teknorapex.com etam@teknorapex.com

+1 (401) 642-3753

United States

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Ireland / United States

FILAMENT PRODUCER ABOUT 3DOMFUEL 3DomFuel is a global manufacturer of high-quality 3D printing filaments. In 2016, 3DFuel, 3DomUSA and 3DomEurope joined forces as 3DomFuel, dedicated to bringing highly functional and sustainable materials to the 3D printing market. 3DomFuel specializes in eco-friendly 3D printing filaments made from materials including recycled coffee grounds, sustainably grown hemp and even discarded hops from the beer making process! 3DomFuel operates state-of-the art R&D and manufacturing facilities in Fargo, North Dakota, USA ,and Donegal, Ireland. All materials are sourced directly by 3DomFuel and selected based on their positive environmental impact.

PRODUCTS Advanced PLA • high heat resistance than ABS once it has gone through a simple annealing process • faster crystallization rates • material designed specifically for 3D printing & easy to print

Entwined™ • Hemp-filled filament made using waste byproducts from industrial hemp • visible bio-fill for unique print finishes

Buzzed™ • beer-based filament made using waste byproducts from the beer making process • pleasant, light barley scent while 3D printing • rich golden color & noticeable natural grain in finish

Wound Up™ • coffee-filled filament made using waste byproducts from coffee • rich brown color • visibly unique natural grain in print finis

Glass Filled PLA • Engineering grade 1.4x stronger than standard PLA • 1.3x tougher than standard PLA • 1.9x more flexible than standard PLA • Easy to use in printing, just like PLA

Biome3D • silky feeling prints • superior surface finish • increased flexibility and reduced brittleness over standard PLA

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New Zealand

FILAMENT PRODUCER ABOUT DIAMOND AGE Diamond Age Solutions Ltd. is a New Zealand company based in the Waitakere area, just west of Auckland. We offer a range of software and DB management services but are more popularly known for our involvement in The RepRap Project. We developed and supplied the first Ingeo PLA filament specifically for the RepRap, and have established a reputation for providing a wide range of colors and effects.

MATERIAL We supply a huge range of plastic filaments that are made specially for us here in New Zealand. These fit the likes of RepRap, MakerBot, Mendel, Huxley UP! Printers, Thing-o-matic, Ultimaker and so forth in assorted diameters. We developed the initial use of Ingeo PLA in 3D printers and have added ABS, ASA, PETG and our own impact modified and high impact PLA’s to the range. We are known for introducing special effects into our plastics such as luminous, silver, brass and custom tints. We are very supportive of the maker community, particularly those trying to make RepRaps!

QUANTITIES Our preferred filament is Ingeo-based PLA. We normally supply 3mm and 1.75mm diameter filaments, but can do other diameters on request. • 1.75mm: 100m loose roll | 300m spool | 500m spool | 750m spool • 3mm: 100m loose roll | 125m spool | 500m spool | 750m spool

RAINBOW PACK

CLUB PACK

Our popular bundle special, a Rainbow Pack, consists of 10 of the same type of filament (e.g. 3mm x 100m Ingeo PLA or 1.75mm x 300m Ingeo PLA etc) + 1 free.

The bigger of our bundle specials, a Club Pack, consists of 20 of the same type of filament (e.g. 3mm x 100m Ingeo PLA) + 3 free ones. One of the free items can be a special type or the special colours like tactical matte black or luminous.

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Germany

FILAMENT PRODUCER ABOUT GEHR Founded in 1932 and family-owned ever since, GEHR is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semi-finished thermoplastics, primarily in rods, sheets and precision tubes. The headquarter of this medium-sized company is Mannheim with a branch in Philadelphia (USA). Beyond that GEHR maintains sales offices in France, Italy, Hong Kong, China and California.

MATERIAL FIL-A-GEHR PLA® is a plastic made from Ingeo PLA
for precise, failure-free and extremely robust / stable 3D printing.

PRODUCT RANGE ø (Tolerances)

1 kg spool (~2.2 lbs)

2.3 kg spool (~5.1 lbs)

1.75 mm (+/- 0.05 mm) 0.07” (+/- 0.002”) 2.85 mm (+/- 0,05 mm) 0.11” (+/- 0.002”) Colors: black ~ RAL 9005, blue ~ RAL 5015, red ~ RAL 3000, white ~ RAL 9010, yellow ~ RAL 1037, green transparent - more colors available upon request.

FEATURES • Extremely close tolerances +/- 0.05 mm (+/- 0.002")

• Filaments made of high-quality raw materials

• High dimensional stability

• Compatible with all standard 3D printers

• Very good layer adhesion

• Shrinkage-free

• Low-emission and odor free

• No heated printbed required

• Optimal flow behaviour while printing

• Low nozzle temperature requirement / Low power consumption

• No embrittlement on the spool (Long term flexural test) • High stiffness / high modulus of elasticity

• Carefully spooled and packed in easy to use re-sealable zip bags

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Due to the excellent low shrinkage and low elongation factors there are no size limitations to your finished parts, also well suited for very large and dimensionally stable objects e.g. molds for cast-bronze and high precision temporary parts.

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China

COMPOUNDER ABOUT KINGFA Kingfa Sci. and Tech. Co., Ltd. is recognized as a global leader in the advanced materials industry and ranks first in terms of scale in the Asian-Pacific region. In addition to a yearly output of one million tonnes in regular products, Kingfa prioritizes 3D printing as one of its strategically innovative directions on new materials. A series of materials are applied in 3D Printing under their brand name ECOPOND®, including various PLA-based products made from naturally advanced Ingeo biopolymer. High-end, unique and consistent characteristics differentiate from other materials on the market, and have seen positive adoption by customers.

PRODUCTS Toughened PLA • Fastest printing speed can amazingly reach up to 300mm/s, compared with average level of 100mm/s of others • IZOD notched impact strength is 6KJ/M², 3x ordinary PLA • Proper MFR of 6 avoids nozzle blocking with duration of more than 168 hours • High resolution of 0.05mm guarantees printed appearance • Recommended printing temp. and speed: 185-210°C, 150mm/s

Pearl PLA • World’s very first material exhibits phenomenon pearl-like texture • Excellent compatibility with layer high of 0.05mm brings no cracking • Shining appearance shows luxury as sculpture to consumers • Recommended printing temp. and speed: 210-225°C, 50mm/s

Wood PLA • Unbeatable printing duration (over 72 hours) compared to other products • Displays wood-like appearance while containing authentic wood components • Customize formula by selecting sources like bamboo, poplar, sander, etc. • Recommended printing temp. and speed: 210-220°C, 50mm/s

Metalized PLA • Special applications with bronze filled, copper filled, brass filled and golden PLA • Sanding and polishing is allowed to perfect the printing effect • Recommended filament printing temp. and speed: 195-220°C, 30mm/s

Flexible PLA • World’s very first PLA material exhibits similar elasticity with flexible products like TPE/TPU • Soft textures with no warping and unpleasant odors leaking • Recommended filament printing temp. and speed: 195-220°C, 30mm/s

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United States

FILAMENT PRODUCER ABOUT MAKERBOT Founded in 2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers and materials to industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators, and consumers.

WHAT MAKES MAKERBOT FILAMENT TOP NOTCH? • Minimal shrinkage means smooth builds with no cracks • Super strong, great for complex assemblies

MATERIAL MakerBot PLA Filament is the best and most consistent filament designed for all Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers and the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. When used with MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, this filament produces higher-quality prints, fewer filament problems, and less downtime than any other filament product.

TRUE COLOR

• Builds stick to platform; practically no peeling, curling or sliding • Ingeo PLA is made from sustainable and abundant natural resources MakerBot filament sets the standard in its field. It undergoes a rigorous production process that includes exacting attention to detail, resulting in nearly seamless prints.

SPECIALTY

LIMITED

SPOOL SPECIFICATIONS

spool diameter spool width

small

large

XL

XXL

1KG

15 cm

25 cm

21.59 cm

21.59 cm

20.32 cm 17.78 cm

4 cm

4 cm

8.89 cm

8.89 cm

spool hub hole

5.08 cm

5.08 cm

2.54 cm

2.54 cm

2.54 cm

filament diameter

1.75 mm

1.75 mm

1.75 mm

1.75 mm

1.75 mm

shipping weight

0.45 kg

1.36 kg

2.72 kg

2.72 kg

4.99 kg

net weight

0.22 kg

0.9 kg

2.26 kg

2.26 kg

4.53 kg

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Australia

FILAMENT PRODUCER

PLASTRUDE australia

ABOUT PLASTRUDE Plastrude has been at the forefront of plastic welding wire supply since 2002. We are excited to offer our range of ABS/HIPs and Ingeo PLA 3D printer extrusion filaments. Plastrude Pty Ltd is based in Melbourne and manufactures all the ABS & Ingeo PLA filament at our plant in Bayswater, Victoria.

MATERIAL • Filaments are available in both 1.75mm and 3.0mm diameters. • High quality for trouble-free printing and the best finish possible. • Wide range of gorgeous colors available including lime, bronze, dark green & orange.

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QUANTITIES • All coils are approximately 1.0 kg and have double core with a center mount I.D core of 54mm making them compatible with 99% of all commercial printers spool holding devices. • The filament is wound onto the secondary core of 100mm to ensure that the filament is still easy to handle in the printing process.

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China

FILAMENT PRODUCER ABOUT POLYMAKER Polymaker is a company committed to innovation, quality and sustainability, in the pursuit of producing safe and clean materials for the 3D printing industry. We do not simply adhere to current standards, but are surely becoming a market leader for quality in the filament industry. With an eight step quality control process, Polymaker’s filaments are not only guaranteed to have the best quality standards, but also provide innovative properties that help yield a better overall printing experience.

MATERIAL PolyPlus™ PLA PolyPlus PLA is a premium PLA designed for all desktop FDM/FFF 3D printers. It is produced with our patented Jam-Free™ technology that ensures consistent extrusion and prevents jams

PolyMax™ PLA PolyMax PLA is a 3D printing material with excellent mechanical properties and printing quality. It exhibits an impact resistance of up to nine times that of regular PLA and better overall mechanical properties than ABS.

Jam-Free™: Our patented Jam-Free technology ensures a worry free printing experience. Colorful: Choose from our 7 true colors or 4 translucent colors Safe & Clean: Safe for home use, no potentially hazardous odors are released

Extremely Tough: Increased impact strength of up to 9 times that of regular PLA and 20% better than ABS Uncompromising Quality: Prints at identical conditions to PolyPlus PLA ABS No More: Ideal replacement for ABS with no hazardous odors or part warping.

Flexible: Featuring a “Shore A” hardness of 90-95A and a large strain-to-failure of over 400% PolySupport is a material designed to solve one of the Compatibility: Works with almost all desktop FDM most intimidating problems in printers and requires no hardware modification desktop FDM/FFF 3D printing support.  PolySupport generates support structures that can be easily removed by hand.

PolySupport™

Wood with no mess: We developed a unique foaming technology to deliver a material that mimics PolyWood is a wood mimic wood structurally ensuring a jam-free experience printing material that contains no actual wood ensuring a clean Light Weight: The density of PolyWood is on Jam-Free printing experience. average 0.8 g/cm³ which is 35-40% lighter than regular PLA

PolyWood™

QUANTITIES Diameter Sizes (mm): 1.75 3

Spool Sizes (grams):

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South Korea

FILAMENT PRODUCER ABOUT TLC KOREA Top Leaf Chemical (TLC) Korea has been working with Ingeo PLA for more than 10 years developing products for the injection molding, thermoforming, and film markets. In 2013, TLC began research and development on 3D printing filaments made with Ingeo PLA. The first filaments were introduced in early 2014 featuring a range of bright translucent colors. TLC Korea is very environmentally conscious and is using recycled Ingeo PLA to create even the filament spools themselves. We promise to continually offer filaments of more variety, better quality, and cheaper prices based on our extensive experience with Ingeo PLA.

MATERIAL • 6 translucent color options and11 solid colors are currently available. With our new filament extusion line the number of available colors will increase to 20-25 over the next 6-9 months. • Our filament has no inorganic fillers and has a very powerful impact strengthener added to make them very resilient and break resistant. • Specialty materials include: -- Ingeo PLA-based wood filament (approximately 25% wood-filled) -- Heat stable Ingeo PLA-based filament (stable up-to 75-80°C) -- cPLA filaments (stable up to 110120°C) • Filament produces parts with a superior finish that prevents friction between moving parts. • Easy printability with little warping and shrinkage compared to ABS, and a heated build board is not required.

QUANTITIES • 1.75mm and 3mm diameter filaments are available in 1 kg, 3 kg or 5kg spools • Spools are made of recycled Ingeo PLA

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Japan

FILAMENT PRODUCER ABOUT UNITIKA Unitika's biomass material TERRAMAC™ is found in a range of products that provide support in a variety of lifestyle situations and we can shift our lifestyle step by step with TERRAMAC™. Born from a combination of sustainable annually renewable plant feedstocks coupled with advanced human technology, TERRAMAC™ is intended to help create an ideal world with humans and nature in harmony.

MATERIAL TERRAMAC™ 3D printing monofilament is made from Ingeo biopolymer.

FEATURES Toughness: TERRAMAC™ 3D monofilament for 3D printing shows tremendous toughness and flexibility. These excellent properties for 3D printing are a result of the filament’s highly crystalline and oriented inner structure. Controlling filament properties through internal structure builds on techniques acquired during Unitika’s more than 125 years in the fiber business. This results in a smooth and less troubled 3D printing experience. Dimension Accuracy: Nozzle clogs, filament feeding fluctuations and some other printing troubles would be eliminated by using TERRAMAC™ 3D printing monofilament. We have improved filament diameter and roundness in the filament for accurate 3D printing.

PRODUCTS • Diameter: 1.75 mm • Weight: 750 g spool • Spool dimension: 202 mm outside diameter; 52 mm hole diameter; 55 mm width. • Recommended printing temperature: 210-250°C • Recommended feeding speed: 30-120 mm/sec. • Due to variations between printers, it may be necessary to adjust printing conditions for best quality prints. • Colors: clear/natural, blue (transparent), yellow (transparent), red (transparent), black.

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