Liqcreate introduces a new resin, the UL94 V0 Flame Retardant HDT, specifically designed for applications requiring high temperatures.


Liqcreate, a Netherlands-based 3D printing resin manufacturer, has recently introduced a new addition to its resin portfolio: the Liqcreate Flame Retardant HDT. This engineering 3D printing resin offers high-temperature resistance and possesses a UL94 V0 flammability rating, making it ideal for a range of applications in engineering, consumer goods, mobility, and electronics.

The Liqcreate Flame Retardant HDT is an off-white photopolymer resin that is known for its rigidity and compatibility with most resin-based 3D printers. It can be used with various 3D printing systems, including Digital Light Processing (DLP), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), and laser-based printers that operate in the 385-420nm range. For detailed 3D printing parameters specific to different printers, the company directs users to their website.

Chief Scientific Officer at Liqcreate, Jerzy Hul, explains that the Flame Retardant HDT resin is specially designed to withstand high temperatures, coupled with its UL94 V0 rating, making it suitable for applications such as tooling manufacturing aids, connector housings, and covers.

One of the standout features of this resin is its ability to withstand high temperatures without presenting a fire hazard due to its self-extinguishing properties. With an HDT-B value of 257°C (495°F), it is particularly ideal for high-temperature applications. Moreover, its UL94 V0 rating qualifies it for use in interior components of automobiles, aircraft, trains, and electronic devices, as well as tooling manufacturing aids, connector housings, and covers.

The Flame Retardant HDT resin has undergone extensive testing, including evaluation by the UL94 organization, which confirmed its flammability rating as UL94 V0 for a thickness of 3mm. Internal testing conducted in line with FAR 25.853 (Appendix F, Part I (a) (1) (ii) 12 seconds Vertical Burn) methods resulted in the resin passing the test at a thickness of 1.5mm. These tests provide a strong foundation for further applications in the aviation and mobility sectors, with potential future testing for full compliance with aviation standards (FAR 25.853) or train parts (EN-45545).

For original equipment manufacturers (OEM) partners, Liqcreate offers the flexibility to customize and optimize the Flame Retardant HDT resin for specific use cases and 3D printers. The company also provides a custom development service that allows customers to request the creation of polymers with precise characteristics that influence printing speed and part properties. Liqcreate’s status as an independent resin manufacturer with R&D facilities enables them to efficiently scale the production of custom-made resins even with relatively low volumes.

To learn more about Liqcreate’s material portfolio, including the new Flame Retardant HDT photopolymer 3D printing resin, interested customers can visit the Liqcreate website or get in touch with a Liqcreate representative or dealer for more information and order details.

In conclusion, Liqcreate’s introduction of the Flame Retardant HDT resin expands their resin portfolio and caters to the needs of various industries with its high-temperature resistance and UL94 V0 flammability rating. With its promising properties, it has the potential to find applications in engineering, mobility, consumer goods, and electronics.

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