by Patrick Vicente May 02, 2018

Keene Village Plastics (KVP) and 3D Printlife collaborates to create the first line of eco-friendly filaments including ABS, PETG, and Performance rPET 3D materials. With KVP's N-Vire line of filaments, they can improve how they manufacturer material and produce filaments that are environmentally friendly. KVP’s ABS, PETG, and Performance rPET are produced using 3D Printlife’s proprietary bio-additive that allows bacteria to consume these materials once they enter a commercial compost or landfill to energy facility.

N-Vire Bioproducts are made in the USA, and are wound onto a spool made of 100% recycled polycarbonate. Bonding 3D Printlife’s bio-additive to KVP’s ABS, PETG, and Performance rPET allows landfill bacteria to consume it and convert it to carbon dioxide.



To further reduce the environmental impact of 3D printing, 3D Printlife and KVP will donate a portion of the proceeds to an environmental charity to plant a tree.

3D Printlife is proud to partner with Keene Village Plastics,” said Buzz Baldwin, co-founder of 3D Printlife. “They have long been recognized as a premier manufacturer of 3D filaments, and their lengthy relationships with both MakerBot and 3D Systems speak to their commitment to quality. We are so excited to share our bio-additive technology with them as we both strive to reduce effects of 3D printing on the environment.

 

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