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Rapid 2019: Interview With Christophe Paulo of DuPont “bulk of the Material Extrusion market will be in pellet to parts”

DowDuPont is one of the largest chemicals companies in the world. The firm entered the 3D printing market cautiously and later than most through a partnership with Taulman . Making far less waves than big splash BASF or accelerating Henkel and not having the decades of 3D printing experience of SABIC , DSM , Evonik or Arkema firm entered later than direct selling Solvay and Clariant . Whereas at other polymer and chemicals firms it increasingly seems that 3D printing is strategic, DuPont seems to be targeting practical material applications. No pie in the sky CEO pronouncements but rather functional materials. On the one hand the firm is making FDM filament in PA (polyamide) including insanely high GF load filaments they are also involved with ECCO’s efforts to 3D print silicone . I’m fascinated to see polymer and chemicals giants engage 3D printing in a completely different way. It […]

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