Filamentive releases UK-made recycled Economy PLA filament
UK filament brand Filamentive just released Economy PLA, a UK-made, PLA 3D printing filament, featuring up to 99.99% recycled material.
With 99% of the market being non-recycled filament in an industry predicted to grow significantly over the coming years, material sustainability can no longer be ignored due to the wide adoption of 3D printing.
With a focus on reducing the environmental impact of 3D printing, Filamentive is already committed to prioritizing recycled materials, designing for a Circular Economy with 100% recyclable spooling and proactively offsetting CO2 with tree plantation.
Due to an existing relationship with an industry partner, Filamentive is now able to offer a new recycled PLA material, compounded and extruded in the UK.
The new product is named Economy PLA and is available in Black & White, 1.75mm, 1 kg only. The ‘Economy’ refers to both the competitive price point and its environmentally friendly, Circular Economy origin.
To avoid being landfilled, PLA waste has been sourced from an EU supplier and then compounded and extruded in the UK. To enable easy end-user recycling, these new recycled PLA filament products also feature a 100% recyclable cardboard spool.
Post-industrial (pre-consumer) waste is material diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process. It is single-source waste – free of debris – which mitigates the risk of contamination. Economy PLA Black features 95% recycled material and Economy PLA White is 99.99% recycled material.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of Economy PLA, a sustainable and cost-effective solution for the 3D printing community. By incorporating up to 99.99% recycled material, we are taking significant steps to reduce our environmental impact, without compromising on the exceptional quality that our customers deserve” Ravi Toor, Managing Director, Filamentive.
Economy PLA filament is easy to print and is ideal for day-to-day 3D printing/prototyping. Standard PLA settings are advised, though experimenting is recommended to find the most optimal parameters to suit your needs and requirements.