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Innoflex: flexible, rubberlike elastomer material with different levels of stiffness.
A material with a reduced carbon footprint and improved elastic performance.
Shore hardness 45D (slightly harder than 40D), made from Arnitel ®Eco. Arnitel ®Eco is a partly bio-based Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomer (TPC ) plastic, which is derived from rapeseed oil and combines the best properties of elastomers (rubbers) and polyesters.
This material is proven to have a carbon footprint up to 50% lower than comparable co-polyesters.
The material delivers excellent adhesion in the Z-direction, meaning that the printed layers don't detach even with extreme deformation. Especially suitable for printing flexible parts like miniature tires, drive belts, bracelets and parts that have to be extremely flexible and have to be bent often.
With some printers the Innoflex40 could give some problems, as this is a very flexible filament.
We do recommend a printer with a 'pull' system. A 'push' system probably will give problems with loading the filament.
The settings we are using with the Innoflex 45 and Innoflex 40;