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Filamentive Release 100% Recycled 3D Printer Filament Made From PET Plastic Bottles

Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom – February 6th 2019 – UK 3D printing filament brand, Filamentive, is proud to announce the release of a 100% recycled plastic filament made from post-consumer PET plastic bottle waste, in partnership with Tridea.

With a focus on sustainability, Filamentive is committed to greatly reduce the environmental impact of plastic in 3D printing. With an existing product portfolio of recycled materials – declared in accordance with ISO 14021 – the release of ONE PET signifies a tangible effort to reduce post-consumer plastic waste. 

The release of ONE PET is the outcome of a partnership with like-minded Belgium recycling business, Tridea, whose mission is based on the premise that there is no such thing as waste. Their ambition is to create value from European plastic waste, by transforming it into filament. This is done by working together with local collectors, recyclers and manufacturers.  

“In a world where less than 10% of plastic is recycled and in an industry where plastic is the material feedstock, we feel it is our duty to prioritise the use of recycled materials, and by working with Tridea, we are now making progress towards reducing post-consumer waste which has a considerable lower recycling rate than post-industrial waste streams”.

Ravi Toor, Founder & Managing Director of Filamentive

“Tridea provides an innovative and wholly novel means of utilizing waste, allowing us to multiply the lifespan of consumables by considering its lifecycle pre-consumer-consumer-post-consumer.”

Philippe Merillet, CEO & co-founder of Tridea

In addition to the environmental benefit of being a 100% recycled material, ONE PET has been extensively tested for 3D printing applications – it is stiff and tough with excellent interlayer adhesion. Where regular PETg has a better impact resistance, ONE PET boasts superior technical properties such as tensile strength.

ONE PET – along with other Filamentive 3D printer filament products – can be found online via filamentive.com, via the UK distributor, 3DGBIRE, and also via a growing network of Global Resellers.The filament is also available in seven colours, in both 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameters.

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Filamentive (https://www.filamentive.com/ – ravi@filamentive.com) is a market leader in sustainable 3D printing filaments. The company has experienced rapid growth and continues to address the questions surrounding 3D printing recycled materials. Its customers include a global network of makers, businesses and education clients.

Tridea (www.tridea.coinfo@tridea.be) believe there is no such thing as waste! They have developed a 360° platform to transform your waste into useful objects. By working together they will be able to raise awareness around plastic waste, reduce your waste tonnage and transform your waste into cool and useful products that you can recycle and reuse.

Filamentive Declare Recycled Content Certification – ISO 14021

Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom – January 22nd 2019 – Filamentive is proud to declare the recycled content of all 3D printing filament products, in accordance with ISO 14021.

Whilst at its core 3D printing is fundamentally less wasteful than traditional, subtractive manufacturing methods, the use of plastic as a feedstock has the potential to exacerbate the global plastic epidemic.

In response to the rising issue of plastic  – and the inevitable rise in plastic use because of 3D printing – Filamentive is committed to using a high-percentage of recycled materials in all products manufactured and sold, as well as committing to recyclable spools and packaging. The following products have been evaluated according to: BS EN ISO 14021:2016 – Environmental labels and declarations — Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)

 

“Due to FDM/FFF 3D printers using plastic materials as feedstock, unfortunately as 3D printing becomes more popular, plastic production and consumption will increase, causing the industry to exacerbate the global problem of plastic” states Filamentive founder, Ravi Toor. “Filamentive specialise in sustainable 3D printing filament materials. The company was founded to address to the environmental need to use more recycled plastics in 3D printing, and also alleviate market concerns over quality and long term sustainability”.

Filamentive was founded to challenge that very notion that recycled products are of inferior quality. The company recognises the that high quality filament produces high quality 3D-prints, which is why they commit to strict waste selection and manufacturing procedures to ensure no impact on user-performance.

“It is becoming evident that all consumers – from hobbyists to large businesses – are becoming increasingly environmentally-aware and so we will continue to set high targets for recycled content and the recyclability of our packaging” adds Ravi Toor.

Filamentive 3D printer filament products can be found online via filamentive.com, via the UK distributor, 3DGBIRE, or globally via a network of Resellers.

 

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Filamentive (https://www.filamentive.com/ravi@filamentive.com) is a market leader in sustainable 3D printing filaments. The company has experienced rapid growth and continues to address the questions surrounding 3D printing recycled materials. Its customers include a global network of makers, businesses and education clients.

Happy Holidays from the Filamentive Team!

Happy Holidays from the Filamentive Team! 2018 has been a tremendous year for us and we’d just like to thank each and every customer, supplier and partner!

In February, we made the switch from plastic to cardboard spools – reducing our plastic use and making recycling easier for our end-users. 

March saw us shortlisted for the prestigious 3D Printing Material Company of the Year award. 

In April 2018 we announced our Distribution and Reseller Agreement with 3DGBIRE. As a direct result of this, technology distribution giant Farnell element14 became stockists of the entire Filamentive range.

After a busy Summer we then joined our friends 3DGBIRE at the TCT Show 2018. This was a wonderful platform to see customers – new and old – and also forge new relationships.

Very recently, in December 2018, we announced Proto21 as exclusive Filamentive distributor in GCC region. As a result, Filamentive products are now available in UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar.

What to look forward to in 2019

In January, we will be releasing, not one, not two, but THREE brand new 3D printer filament materials! 

  • ePLA – engineering-grade PLA filament – with the performance of ABS, 95°C heat resistance (after annealing) and the ability to print at speeds above 120mm/s – up to 90% recycled
  • PLA Matte – as the name suggests, surface diffuses light to give it a matte look, and creates a textures finish to reduce visibility of layer lines – 75% recycled material
  • ONE PET – 100% recycled filament made from post consumer PET waste. Developed by our partner Tridea – it is stiff and tough material with excellent interlayer adhesion, not to mention that it is available in a wide range of colours to suit needs and requirements.

Release dates and availability announced in due course 👀

2018 was a truly tremendous year and thanks to you we are well placed to have an even better year in 2019 and beyond. Everything we do is for YOU and we will always be committed to providing high levels of quality, sustainability and customer service.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be closed between Monday 24 December and Wednesday 2 January. All orders and emails received in this period will be dealt with upon our return on Thursday 3 January.

As a token of our appreciation, please use discount code xmas20 at checkout for 20% OFF ANY ORDER – Ends Friday 4th January 2019

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A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Filamentive! 🎅🎄 See you in 2019! 

 

Filamentive announce Proto21 as exclusive distributor in GCC region

Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom – December 6th 2018 – Filamentive, a UK based company, is proud to announce a distribution partnership with Proto21 3D Printing LLC, to introduce their high-grade, environmentally friendly 3D Printing filaments in the GCC region (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE).

As a 3D printing business in the region, Proto21 found it challenging to find a local supplier of high quality 3D printing filaments. Trying the top brands, which were found to be expensive, with a long delivery time, which was incompatible for rapid prototyping.

During the hunt for reputed and high-quality filaments, Filamentive was a must try considering the environmental ideologies and responsibilities. After testing some spools of different materials and see highly satisfied results, Mr. Pir Arkam, the founder of Proto21 3D Printing LLC, immediately reached out to Mr. Ravi, the director of Filamentive, with a proposal to become a distribution partner in the GCC region.

 

What is the need for environmentally sustainable raw material in 3D Printing?

Currently, PLA is one of the most commonly used materials in 3D printing. While it is plant based, PLA is not the solution to the environmental concerns. Most importantly, PLA will challenge the food and energy security in the future. Also, PLA can take hundreds of years to breakdown naturally.

“90% of all plastics we use come from non-renewable sources. As 3D printing grows, this will only exacerbate the issue. It is a social responsibility of every 3D printing professional and company to address the environmental impacts of using plastics.” Added by Mr. Pir Arkam.

Filamentive chooses to address environmental concerns with the use of recycled materials where possible without compromising on the quality of the product. All the Filamentive products are manufactured by recycled plastic materials, keeping the environment in mind. This ambitious organization has been globally recognized as “One of the Most Impactful Startups” by Web Summit in 2017.

 

The Partnership between Proto21 and Filamentive

“It is such a pleasure to introduce our recycled filaments in the exciting 3D Printing market of the Middle East, through a company possessing similar environment values,” Mr. Ravi Toor, founder of Filamentive says. “Looking forward to working with Proto21 3D Printing LLC to spread our idea, serve the industry with our environment friendly filament and promoting the use of recycled filaments in 3D printing industry.” he further commented.

All common filament material in FDM industry will be supplied by Proto21. The list of materials which will be available in the region include rPLA, PLA Cosmic rPET-G, rABS, ASA, Carbon Fiber & Wood fill. “Considering the rapid prototyping industry, we will ensure the fastest delivery with competitive prices”, Mr. Arkam said.

Used by more than 3000 makers, 3D Hubs, businesses and universities – this recyclable 3D printing material is now available in GCC countries (UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar) with Proto21 as the exclusive distributor in the region.

 

About Proto21

Proto21 3D Printing LLC is formed in response to the burgeoning demand of the century’s requirements on 3D Printing services and consultation. To become leading Additive Manufacturer in the region, Proto21 is partnered with Joseph Group of companies. Located in the industrial hub of Dubai, the company aims to serve “Dubai 3D Printing Strategy”, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

For inquiries, reach out to us at:

Email: info@proto21.ae

Phone Number: +971 52 104 9913

Website: proto21.ae/quote

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/proto21 

Farnell element14 now stockists of Filamentive 3D Printer Filament

We’re proud to annouce that Electronic Product Distributor‎, Farnell element14, are now stockists of the entire Filamentive 3D printer filament range. 

Farnell element14 is a distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Operating in 28 countries across Europe, with two regional distribution hubs in Belgium and the UK, it employs circa 1,200 people and is the European trading brand of global electronics distributor Premier Farnell.

As 3D printing becomes more popular, plastic production and consumption will increase, causing many environmental impacts. UK start-up Filamentive was set-up to address the sustainability concerns in 3D printing – committed to using recycled materials where possible to manufacture high quality PLA, ABS, PETG and other 3D printer filaments for 3D printing.

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