Volume 94 Issue 49 | pp. 18-19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 19, 2016

Chew on this: 3-D printed gum

Department: Business
Keywords: 3-D printing, polyvinyl acetate, chewing gum
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Wacker’s new take on gum.
Credit: Wacker Chemie
A photo of 3-D animal shapes and Wacker’s name printed with chewing gum.
 
Wacker’s new take on gum.
Credit: Wacker Chemie

Wacker Chemie, a maker of polyvinyl acetate chewing gum bases, has developed what it calls the world’s first three-dimensional printing process for chewing gum. To keep from gumming up the works, Wacker developed a polymer formula that can be printed in personalized shapes using special software and hardware.

 
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