Relying on 3D Printing technology to complete the customized design of sneakers and complete shoe manufacturing, and realize 100% recycling of printed materials, how far is this scene from us? At the 2019 Dusseldorf International Plastics and Rubber Exhibition in Germany (hereinafter referred to as “K Exhibition”), Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (600309, hereinafter referred to as “Wanhua Chemical”) launched the world’s first full 3D Printing Shoe material solutions. Based on this set of solutions, Wanhua Chemical and Peak Sports exhibited a new 3D printed sports shoe “The Next” at the K show.

Wanhua Chemical and Peak Sports exhibited a new 3D printed sports shoe “The Next” at the K show. According to Wanhua Chemical, this solution combines high-quality, highly flexible WANFABTPU wire, WANFABTPU powder, WANFAB environmental protection coating and Adwel water-based adhesive emulsion full range of materials can provide 3D printing integration services.

It is worth mentioning that in this solution, Wanhua Chemical’s 3D printing material-WANFABTPU material, It does not contain plasticizers, and has multiple environmental certifications such as FDA, CE, Rohs, etc., which can achieve 100% recycling and recycling. That is to say, when the sneakers are worn out, consumers can choose to recycle them and hand them over to the retailer for decomposition , To achieve 100% recycling of sneaker materials, thereby completing the second round of customized 3D printing manufacturing, which can not only bring circular economy effects, but also achieve “zero harm” to the environment. In the past, the technology of 3D printing sneakers was usually only used In the printing of shoe soles.

With the development of material technology and the continuous enrichment of material types, compared to solutions focusing on single components, all-material solutions for shoe manufacturing have become the forward-looking trend of 3D printing sneakers at the K show. Hua Weiqi, executive vice president and technical director of Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd., stated at the press conference that through cooperation with 3D printing equipment vendors and service providers, Wanhua Chemical has debugged the best The performance of TPU wire and powder can meet the requirements of FDM technology (Fused Deposition Modeling) used in shoe upper printing and SLS technology (Selective Laser Sintering) used in shoe midsole, supporting high-quality 3D printing upper and midsole manufacturing. Through cooperation with Peak Sports With the cooperation, Wanhua Chemical understands design and consumer needs from the source, exerts the synergy between different materials, and successfully integrates 3D printed uppers, midsoles, and supporting technologies and services into the same pair of 3D printed sports shoes. All materials In addition to expanding the application of 3D printing technology in the shoe manufacturing industry, it also brings multiple choices of customization. According to their own sports characteristics, through the choice of hardness, color, diameter and function of 3D printing materials, consumers can realize Personalized customization of sneakers.  

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