Braskem Launches Amazon E-Commerce Store to Make Polypropylene Filaments for 3D Printing Accessible to Consumers
PHILADELPHIA CREAM, December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK) (âCompanyâ), the largest producer of polyolefins in the Americas, as well as a market leader and pioneering producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, and Xenon arc has teamed up to launch Braskem’s first-ever e-commerce marketplace for consumers on Amazon. Through this partnership, Xenon arc provides Braskem with data-driven marketing and sales platform technologies focused on improving the way Braskem engages online with its small and medium-sized customers. Braskem’s new Amazon online storefront showcases Braskem’s polypropylene (PP) filaments for 3D printing in diameters of 1.75mm and 2.85mm, along with their award-winning fiber-reinforced polypropylene (PP) filament carbon fiber, made from 100% recycled carbon fiber.
Polypropylene is ideal for additive manufacturing due to its dimensional stability, impact resistance, chemical resistance, durability to support the capabilities of living hinges as well as lower density than other plastics , which makes it up to 40% lighter than traditional PLA. These properties, combined with the recyclability of polypropylene, make it an attractive material for a wide range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing applications.
Jason vagnozzi, Braskem additive manufacturing business manager, said: âWe are always looking for new ways to make our materials more accessible to consumers and small business customers. Through our partnership with Xenon arc, we have built a new e-commerce channel that overcomes some of the supply chain complexities that large commodity producers face when trying to reach consumers directly. Amazon will allow us to better serve small makerspaces, hobbyists and educational institutions that would benefit from our polypropylene innovations.
âBraskem is transforming the way they connect with customers, and we are delighted to extend our partnership to the Amazon platform. Using our unique approach to market management, we will generate profitable growth in a sustainable manner,â said Mica zuniga, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Growth.
Braskem filaments are designed with the end user in mind, making them an excellent choice for rapid prototyping, custom product design, weight reduction, geometry optimization and aftermarket design. Braskem filaments are available in 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameters to suit a wide range of printing applications. To learn more about Braskem’s expanding portfolio for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, visit https://www.braskem.com/usa/3d-printing.
With a global vision of the future oriented towards people and sustainability, Braskem is committed to contributing to the value chain for the strengthening of the circular economy. The nearly 8,000 members of the petrochemical company are dedicated to improving people’s lives every day through sustainable chemical and plastic solutions. Braskem has innovative DNA and a comprehensive portfolio of plastic resins and chemicals for various segments, such as food packaging, construction, manufacturing, automotive, agribusiness, health and hygiene, among others . With 41 industrial units in Brazil, United States, Mexico and Germany, and the net income of 58.5 billion reais (US $ 11.4 billion), Braskem exports its products to customers in more than 80 countries.
Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem SA headquartered in Philadelphia cream. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and operations in Boston focused on harnessing revolutionary developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit www.braskem.com/usa.
ABOUT XENON ARC
Since 2010, Xenon arc has built an excellent reputation by increasing the market share of chemical and materials producers by up to 30% in their non-core ancillary markets. Leveraging deep domain and technology expertise, Xenon arc simplifies go-to-market strategy for customers to deepen market penetration and extend brand promise to virgin or underserved markets . With offices in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Brazil, Xenon arc serves distinguished brands in the materials industry with private label teams and directly to market. For more information, visit www.xenonarc.com.
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