Producing Premium 3D Printer Filament made from Recycled Materials where possible
Where possible, recycled materials will be used to produce our 3D printer filament, in accordance with ISO 14021:2016;
Post-consumer recycled material: Material generated by households or by commercial, industrial and institutional facilities in their role as end-users of the product which can no longer be used for its intended purpose. This includes returns of material from the distribution chain.
Pre-consumer recycled material: Material diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process.
Material Sourcing & Manufacturing
A careful selection criterion is in place to guarantee single-source, consistent waste streams. As of Jan 2022 – we are only working with post-industrial – material diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process, which would otherwise go to landfill if not recycled. The extrusion work is currently outsourced to our specialist producer who to guarantee quality, consistency and manufacturing at scale. This is an ISO 14001 accredited plant and we conduct our own annual audits.
All feedstock streams are meticulously checked to ensure homogeneity. During extrusion, filament is laser-measured 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 are complaint with the highest chemical safety standards, namely RoHS and REACH.
The End Result
High quality 3D printer filament made from recycled materials where possible – without compromising on quality or safety – with no loss of mechanical properties.
Trusted by thousands of makers, educators and engineers worldwide who use our materials to 3D print more sustainably!