A transparent Bio-based 3D printing PolyCarbonate filament, manufactured to the highest quality by the Mitsubishi Chemical Company of Japan. DURABIO™ is particularly designed for applications requiring exceptional visual appearance with scratch and impact resistance as well as chemical inertness.
Available in Black, White and Clear.
Features of Durabio™ include;
• Excellent optical and mechanical properties
• Superb UV-resistance
• Ductility, with strong impact resistance
• High heat resistance
• Scratch resistance
• Chemical inertness
• Biobased BPA free
• Easy to print
DURABIO™ is a bio-based polycarbonate resin whose main raw material is plant-derived isosorbide. It is a transparent engineering plastic which has various characteristics distinct from PC resins made from BPA raw materials. In particular, its optical properties are superior. Also light exposure stability and surface characteristics show high performance.
DURABIO™ is not biodegradable and with its superior durability, this novel bio-based polycarbonate may be employed in numerous applications.
Because it utilises a plant-derived raw material with a uniquely important oxyalicyclic (non-aromatic) frame, DURABIO™ has excellent optical properties. Its transparency and optical homogeneity surpass those of BPA-based PC resins.
In addition, there is negligible yellowing due to exposure to light, so it can be widely employed in applications that require light stability. This is naturally beneficial in transparent applications, where even for applications needing light-coloured materials, there is little concern of colour change due to yellowing.
Furthermore, DURABIO™ retains high surface hardness characteristics, and in abrasion resistance is a significant improvement over PC resin. Surface impact strength is excellent. Even under conditions in which acrylic resins show brittle fracture, DURABIO™ shows the same ductile fracture as PC resin. Impact properties are comparable to those of PC resin.