GREENFILL3D starts cooperation with Copper3D, Grupa Azoty,Spectrum Filaments and ROSA 3D

GREENFILL3D announces cooperation with four leading filament manufacturers to develop its line of lighting accessories under the COLORISED brand. With the materials provided by the Chilean Copper3D and three Polish companies: Grupa Azoty, Spectrum Filaments and ROSA 3D, GREENFILL3D will 3D print its products with antibacterial, biodegradable and compostable properties, thanks to which relatively simple utility items will receive a completely new and unique character.

COLORISED is a line of full-color lighting accessories such as frames (covers) for electrical switches and sockets, frames for LED lamps, as well as the light switches themselves, which the company can visually change and personalize. GREENFILL3D created the COLORISED brand at the beginning of this year, remaining faithful to its mission of creating functional everyday objects using ecological materials – biodegradable, compostable or recycled.

COLORISED products can, on the one hand, be strictly decorative, but may be also functional – frames for electrical switches and sockets can be equipped with a QR code or bar code, information, warnings, and even descriptions in Braille. Due to the use of 3D printing technology, they can have any shape and size.

One example of the use of COLORISED products can be lighting accessories installed in hospitals and medical facilities. Thanks to cooperation with Copper3D – a Chilean company that has developed innovative filaments doped with copper nanoparticles, they will have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. The materials are made on the basis of polylactide (PLA), which is biodegradable in industrial conditions, and a patented, scientifically proven and highly effective nano-copper additive. The PLActive filament is registered by the FDA and eliminates over 99.99% of fungi, viruses, bacteria and various microorganisms. It complies with the European Union standards: No. 10/2011, No. 1935/2004 and No. 2023/2006. It has been clinically tested in dentures with excellent results.

Another type of application are products made of fully compostable materials – also at home. GREENFILL3D cooperates in this area with two companies. Grupa Azoty S.A. is the largest chemical company in Poland. It was founded in 1927 as one of the most modern factories in Europe at that time. Currently, Grupa Azoty is a major producer of fertilisers, plastics, chemicals, oxo alcohols and pigments. For several years, it has been developing its own line of materials for 3D printers, which consists of technical and high-performance filaments as well as fully biodegradable and compostable ones based on, among others, on thermoplastic starch. Tarfuse envi 1 is degraded in the natural environment in the presence of microorganisms. After the biodegradation process, only natural and harmless substances such as water, CO2 and organic matter remain. The filament recipe was developed with environmental protection in mind and during degradation it emits less CO2 into the atmosphere.

ROSA 3D is a brand of filaments created by ROSA PLAST – a company with over 40 years of experience in the plastics processing industry. It has a very wide range of materials, focused on eco filaments – including BIOwood, a compostable material mixed with wood. Regardless of this, ROSA 3D specializes in decorative, multi-colored PLA – in this respect it is the largest manufacturer in Europe. GREENFILL3D uses materials of this type to produce larger products such as lamps or ventilation grilles.

Spectrum Filaments is one of the largest manufacturers of filaments for 3D printers in Europe, offering nearly 70 types of materials. In addition to a very wide range of technical and high-performance filaments, Spectrum develops a line of ecological filaments that, on the one hand, are biodegradable, and on the other hand, provide very high mechanical strength and temperature resistance. Last year, the company presented GreenyHT – an eco-filament based on a high-performance biopolymer with a softening point (VICAT) of up to 100°C and heat resistance (HDT B) of up to 90°C. Importantly, Spectrum GreenyHT does not contain plasticizers, remains fully biodegradable and compostable in industrial conditions, as defined by the EN 13432 standard. The bio-base comes from non-genetically modified sources (GMO-free). The material also meets the conditions for contact with food.

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