At RAPID + TCT 2019 Kuraray, the world’s largest producer of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) resin, will present a new biodegradable water soluble support material called MOWIFLEXTM. MOWIFLEXTM is a water soluble thermoplastic material based on PVOH made by Kuraray. The application of MOWIFLEXTM as a water soluble support material enables printing of complex structures which can include moving parts in a one piece high quality print operation. In contrast to other polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) based support materials MOWIFLEXTM perfectly combines cold water solubility with high stiffness and low moisture absorption from the atmosphere. After printing is complete the support structures can be easily dissolved in water, which can be conveniently disposed to drain due to the biodegradable nature of MOWIFLEXTM.
Our latest development allows for faster dissolving and better adhesion to various materials (e.g. PLA, PA, PVB, TPU, CPE, TPC).
MOWIFLEXTM is certified as OK-Biodegradable water by TÜV Austria
Visit our stand 458 to see our support material at work !