ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) has a long history in the 3D printing world as it was one of the first plastics to be used. Today, ABS is still a very popular material thanks to its excellent mechanical properties such as its toughness and impact resistance as well as its low cost point. These properties allow you to print durable parts that hold up to extra usage, high temperature and wear.
KIMYA, an ARMOR GROUP company, has created a new recycled 3D filament; an ABS material named ABS-R because it’s made from 100% post-consumer recycled material. This new development is part of KIMYA’s ongoing commitment to a more sustainable and circular production. They have dedicated their “remake” range to this mission because each filament within this range is made from recycled materials. The Kimya recycled ABS-R is the first filament from the “Remake” range produced from 100% post-consumer recycled material. In other words: the Kimya recycled ABS is made entirely from plastics obtained from recycled household waste and electronic products (e.g.Phone casings).
Benoît Stoeux, KIMYA’s Managing Director says, “Eager to always go further in our circular economy approach, we took an interest in post-consumer plastics which are highly more complex than the post-industrial products in closed circuit. Plastics obtained from waste recycling by individuals and companies must be collected, cleaned and treated to obtain a raw material that can be industrialized again. Thanks to our supplier and our know-how, we can ensure our customers an ABS recycled filament that is safe and of constant quality. A real sustainable alternative for the circular economy and the low-carbon industry.”
This innovative game-changing material is worth checking out especially if you have “Green Initiatives” and access to open-source FDM/FFF 3D printers like UltiMaker. For UltiMaker customers, this material is located on the UltiMaker marketplace.
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