WillowFlex

WillowFlex is a bioplastic made from compostable raw materials that was developed specifically for 3D printing. It is the only filament in the world that is both flexible and whose raw material meets both EU and US standards for compostability. But most interesting is that the bioplastic has more resilient properties then comparable traditional plastics so that it can withstand higher and lower temperatures without breaking. This is especially important for considering industrial applications.
We believe in creating circular economies by considering the full lifecycle of products and WillowFlex is an example of how products that work with nature can even outperform traditional products for specific applications. We look forward to growing the products made from WillowFlex over the next few years.
Implications

Input: compostable raw material -non-GMO corn starch
Output: WillowFlex as our primary product. It is directly usable for 3D printing or injection molding production and can have the formula adapted to meet specific product requirements (lab part of production location)

Partners
  • 3dk-lab.berlin
  • Focus
    Materials, design, production, 3D Printing
  • Date
    since 2015
  • Industry
    Materials
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