Highly Resilient, Tear Resistant, 40% Bio-Based
EPU 44 is production-scale, resilient elastomer that is highly resilient, tear resistant, and more sustainable due its 40% bio-based formulation. EPU 44 enables lighter lattices than EPU 41 when designed with equivalent stiffness, requiring less material. EPU 44 has a higher green strength as well, allowing for more printable geometries. EPU 44 prints faster than EPU 41, and its higher green strength helps protect yield of delicate designs.
As a production scale offering, EPU 44 is only offered as a General Factory product, requiring industrial-class dispensing, cleaning, and baking equipment. It is comparable to commercial TPUs with a Shore A hardness of 70.
Durometer (Shore A Hardness)78
Glass Transition Temperature-5 °C 23 °F
Elongation At Break275 %
Tear Strength35 kN/m 199.85 lbf/in
- Technical Datasheet
MORE POSSIBLE PARTS
EPU 44 has a high green strength, allowing for more printable geometries than softer resins.
COLD TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE
EPU 44 retains its elastomeric properties to -5 °C temperatures.
EPU 44 has passed requirements for biocompatibility according to ISO 10993-10.
Cushioning with Elastomeric Polyurethane
Bouncy elastomeric lattices maximize comfort with precision tuning of energy return. EPU 44 offers new ways to optimize these parts. EPU 44 enables lighter lattices than EPU 41 when designed with equivalent stiffness, requiring less material. EPU 44 has a higher green strength as well, allowing for more printable geometries.
These applications combine a need for sustainability, high resilience, tear resistance, and energy return, in addition to isotropy, great surface finish, and accuracy.
3D Printed Parts in Production
adidas 4D Midsole
adidas’ next-gen 4DFWD midsole uses an elastomeric lattice, made with EPU 44. The 4DFWD uses Carbon’s latest high-performance resin optimized for forward motion and a smoother transition delivering a unique running experience.