With their vision of “a world with all-natural, non-toxic and compostable bioplastics“, start-up Saphium Biotechnology has developed a new biodegradable filament.
As the name suggests, PHAbulous Philaments are based on pure PHA (Polyhydroxyalkonates), a linear polyester produced with the help of microbes. It is fully compostable and therefor an environmentally friendly alternative to oil-based 3D printing materials such as ABS.
“When put into soil, the compound degrades within 60 days without leaving a trace and even serves as a fertilizer because of its biological origin,” the team of six explains.
Saphium is soon going to launch a campaign on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to collect funding for their first prototype of PHAbulous Philaments.