Kimya PEBA-S Filament - 500 g - Naturel
The PEBA-S flexible 3D printing filament from Kimya
PEBA (Polyether Block Amide) is a thermoplastic high-performance elastomer that can replace various common elastomers such as polyurethane, polyester elastomers or even silicones. The raw material on which the PEBA-S filament is based comes from the French chemical company Arkema and is also known under the brand name PEBAX.
The filament has a Shore hardness of 93A. Despite this value, it is one of the subjectively softest materials on the market. PEBA has many similar properties to a silicone (e.g. slip resistance), which makes it clearly different from other flexible materials such as TPU. In addition, the printing material offers a high elongation at break and is very light. PEBA-S is also easy to print on Bowden-Style extruders. However, the printing speed should be reduced, the fans should be deactivated if necessary.
Applications for Kimya PEBA-S Filament
PEBA is often used for the shoes or soles of athletes. In addition, the material is used for all cushioning or springing applications, such as shock absorbers. Due to the high resistance of the material to extreme weather conditions (low temperatures, UV light and humidity) PEBA is also used for ski boots. In the field of medicine the material is used to manufacture catheters and prostheses.