“This industry will bring a lot of improvements to people, but 3D printed objects are made with different plastics, and these material have a terrible impact on the environment. Indeed, only a small proportion of plastic waste are well recycled and reused during ten to fifteen cycle as they should be, the rest are incinerated or placed in landfills. Moreover, a huge quantity of plastic never reaches the recycling bin and ends in nature which represents a critical pollution problem.
“NefilaTek is a new company that makes Eco-friendly 3D printing filament from recycled plastic. The idea is to decrease the environmental impact of the 3D printing industry by making high-quality filament from plastic waste from Montreal. Reconditioning used plastic into useful objects is the main challenge of our time to reduce plastic pollution and overproduction.”
The company did tell us that, “All our filaments are made from 100% recycled raw materials, we don’t have any virgin plastic in our filament.”
R&D engineer Angel Chauffray did say something that makes us happy which is that “they’ve reached an industrial tolerance for the filament diameter 1.75mm +/- 0.05, it performs at least as well as other filaments with this tolerance.”
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