Additive Manufacturing brand of ARMOR, KIMYA, has added a recycled PETG filament to its portfolio.
Named Kimya PETG-R, this new filament reminds us of PS OWA, the first filament eco-designed by the company and launched in 2015. It was developed from industrial offcuts of food packaging.
Available in three colours (black, white and natural), the Kimya PETG-R is made up of 97% of recycled materials and 3% of pigments and is entirely recycled. Unlike other versions of this material, the “natural” version is free of any pigments.
As for the material’s properties, the producer explains that they are similar to those of the Kimya PETG-S filament, – that you certainly discovered in the production of reusable coffee capsules.
“Our R&D teams have developed a recycled PETG filament which fulfils a strong demand from our distributors. We have carried out many tests to achieve a printing profile identical to standard PETG filament,” explains Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Business Development Director for ARMOR Group’s KIMYA additive manufacturing offer.
Behind this recycling process, a French packaging company
ARMOR has relied on a local recycling process carried out in collaboration with a packaging company specialising in the reuse of industrial production scraps from the luxury and medical sectors.
“At ARMOR, we strongly believe that one company’s waste is another’s resource, and that only together can we create a sustainable and productive ecosystem. In that respect, the KIMYA offer helps to strengthen connections between companies by creating economic and industrial synergies,” adds Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage.
The 3D printing material completes a product line that already includes Kimya PLA-R, Kimya HIPS-R and Kimya TPU-R.
“Today, our objective is to only use recycled raw materials in our basic PLA, PET, TPU, PS and PP filaments, and to develop high-performance recycled materials,” concludes Nicolas Morand, R&D Manager, Innovation and Industrialisation of ARMOR Group’s KIMYA additive manufacturing offer.
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