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Ecogensus produces 3D printing materials from household waste

The new materials are engineered for a wide variety of applications, including consumer goods, industrial products, and construction

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Ecogensus, a resource technology company, has expanded its offering into the production of innovative materials derived from mixed wastes – unlocking the potential value of billions of tons of unused resources. These versatile new materials are engineered for a wide variety of applications, including consumer goods, industrial products, and construction. The polymer powders are designed to integrate seamlessly with 3D printing, injection molding, and similar technologies – providing a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics. The company was issued the related patent on April 23, 2024.

Ecogensus is redefining resource technology by transforming household trash – including food waste, diapers, plastics, paper, cardboard, and yard waste – into engineered powders at a molecular level. These powders become high-quality everyday products through existing manufacturing processes.

“This development is a pivotal moment for both Ecogensus and the broader manufacturing and environmental sectors. Our patented technology platform reinvents how materials are sourced and utilized, promoting a circular economy and mitigating environmental impacts,” said Bjørnulf Østvik, Founder and CEO of Ecogensus.

The patent covers Ecogensus’ method for converting everyday waste into adaptable, high-performance powders, leading to the creation of polymeric composite resins. These resins are designed for easy integration into current manufacturing processes – offering a sustainable solution that doesn’t compromise on quality or performance. The patent also describes polymer cross-linking to enhance the structural integrity and versatility of materials derived from processed solid waste.

“We are setting new standards in the materials sector, including in additive manufacturing. Ecogensus’ process turns waste into a valuable commodity, a game-changer for industries aiming for sustainable innovation,” said William Gress, Board Member at Ecogensus.

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