A new material was launched at TCT Show by one of the UKs leading bioplastics developers of intelligent and natural bioplastics, Biome Bioplastics. Biome3D is a biodegradable plastic made from plant starches that combines easy processing, a superior print finish and faster print speeds.
One of the key talking points within 3D printing is this idea of a sustainable future and material developers like Biome Bioplastics are striving towards a more efficient use of raw materials to make this a possibility.
Created in partnership with 3Dom Filaments, the material is a great example of how the 3D printing industry is developing plant based plastics as sustainable alternatives to traditional printing filaments. They are also food safe, odour free and much easier to wok with during processing.
Biome3D plant based 3D printing filament
Combining the benefits of oil based printing filaments and plant based materials, Biome3D shows that high performance plant based plastics are the ideal material for a growing industry due to their finish, flexibility and detail.
Biome Bioplastics is determined to challenge the dominance of oil-based plastics
by changing perceptions of the capabilities of biopolymers. This is the company’s first step into the 3D printing industry leveraging its expertise in developing high performance plant based plastics.
“The future of bioplastics lies in demonstrating that plant-based materials can outperform their traditional, oil-based counterparts,” says Sally Morley, Sales Director at Biome Bioplastics. “Our new material for the 3D printing market exemplifies that philosophy. Biome3D combines the best processing qualities with the best product finish; it also happens to be made from natural, renewable resources.”