LUVOCOM® compounds for the nice things in life

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In both professional and amateur sport, high-performance compounds are important for producing efficient equipment. They help to save weight, thus helping athletes to achieve greater speeds and distances. Thanks to enhanced product and component properties, they increase the amount of fun derived. Examples of applications can be found in bicycles (brakes, gear changing mechanism, pedals), sailing boats (fastenings, rollers) and in running shoes (soles and reinforcing elements).

Carriers for roller skis made of LUVOCOM® carbon-fibre-reinforced and outer sole made of LUVOCOM® P
Carriers for roller skis made of LUVOCOM® carbon-fibre-reinforced and outer sole made of LUVOCOM® P

In domestic applications these materials can be found in furniture, lighting and electrical appliances, where they are used specifically for hinges, slides, heat-conducting plates and safety switches.

In fashion, plastics have long been in user for textile fibres. With selective laser sintering and LUVOCOM® P, the next revolution is just around the corner. It is now possible to print entire dresses in 3D.

Laser-sintered dress made of DESMOSINT® X92A-1 TPU powder:

Design: Iris van Herpen,
Manufacturer: Materialise (© Materialise NV)