About usReducing the Environmental Impact of Your 3D Printing...one spool at a time!
Filamentive founder, Ravi Toor, recognised a need for change in the 3D printing market. After studying an environment-based degree as well as buying and selling 3D printers online as a side hustle, Ravi had a realisation – 3D printing filament options need to be more sustainable.
That’s why Ravi sought to explore and develop Filamentive – a 3D printing filament business focused on reducing environmental impact by prioritising bioplastics and recycled materials.
90% of plastic produced is from non-renewable resource (Plastic Atlas, 2019)
More than 400 million tons of plastic produced each year (Plastic Soup)
Less than 10% of plastic is recycled (Nat Geo)
232,000 3D printers installed in the UK (Filamentive)
99% of the market is non-recycled filament (Elizabeth Sensky, Medium)
Average 3D printer (operator) uses 12 kilograms of (plastic) filament annually (Filamentive)
Aggregating with 232,000 3D printers installed, this equals 2.78m tons of plastic needed
Our message is, and always will be, sustainable materials without compromising quality.
A careful selection criterion is in place to guarantee single-source, consistent waste streams. As of 2022 – we are only working with post-industrial recycled material – material diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process, which would go to landfill if not reused as production input.
All feedstock streams are meticulously checked to ensure homogeneity. During extrusion, filament is measured by lasers from 2-axes, with an alarm bell sounding if the diameter falls outside our high standards. Filament is then wound onto bulk spools for visual inspection before it is put onto the individual spools to be packaged. Each batch produced undergoes a rigorous 3D printing test; if we’re not happy with the print quality then it won’t leave the factory, simple as.
All filament materials sold comply with the highest chemical safety standards, namely RoHS and REACH.
See our ISO 14021 Recycled Content Declaration here
Diverted more than 100,000 kg of plastic from landfill by reusing waste plastic material
Trusted by thousands of makers, educators and engineers globally
Ultimaker Material Alliance Partner – 10,000 downloads across four best-selling materials
Industry Accreditation – Material Company of the Year finalists 2018-2021
If you’re open-minded to reducing your environmental impact by 3D printing more sustainably, Filamentive offers the solution you need.