As a pioneer in eco-friendly filament production, 3D Printlife is committed to reducing the environmental impact of 3D Printing. From our groundbreaking Enviro ABS, to eco-Friendly spooling and environmental contributions, we strive to deliver our customers premium quality filaments, while protecting the world we share.
Now using the same bio-additive technology used in our Enviro ABS, we are launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of BioPETG, the first PETG filament that will degrade once it enters a commercial compost or landfill to energy facility.
PETG (also called copolyester) is a modified version of PET. The added glycol prevents the material from crystallizing adding flexibility and making it an excellent material for 3d printing.
PETG is also the most commonly used plastic in the world and it is one of the easiest to recycle, but it isn’t biodegradable. We have long wanted to produce a premium line of PETG filament, but only if we could upgrade it by making it more eco-friendly.
BioBETG works by combining standard PETG with a proprietary, biologically based additive. This additive is specially formulated to bond with PETG and provide a food source for the bacteria found in both commercial composts and landfill to energy facilities.
PETG combines many of the benefits of ABS with the ease of printing associated with PLA in one material. Some of these benefits include high impact resistance, strength and durability, along with excellent layer adhesion, pliability, and low shrinkage (meaning little to no warping, making it ideal for large prints). Virtually odorless when printing, PETG is resistant to high temperatures and chemicals, it can be sterilized, and it is even FDA compliant.
We are launching this Kickstarter campaign to help us produce 12 to 18 colors of BioPETG in both 1.75mm and 2.85mm. If funded, this campaign will pay for the production of the proprietary bio-additive, eco-friendly packaging, virgin PETG resin and colorants, and finally the cost of production at our medical grade extrusion facility.
With your help BioPETG will be the world’s first eco-friendly PETG filament, made in the USA to the strictest standards and available on our eco-friendly spooling and packaging.