Our aim is to run an economically healthy business which has a minimal environmental impact. As the 3D printing industry is evolving dynamically and both individuals and companies create more and more products this way, it is important to think about the long term consequences of this new technology. We want to reduce the carbon footprint of 3D printing as much as possible. That is why Philament products are from biopolimers. If no longer required, the products printed from these eco-friendly raw materials can be converted again into filaments. In addition, under appropriate composting conditions these products are biodegradable.
PLA derives from corn starch and sugar cane, and these biodegradeble products can decay in 1-5 years. Compostability of the PLA is proofed if it successfully meet the European standard, EN 13432 or EN 14995. Philament products fulfill these requirements.
Greenhouse gas emission
The greenhouse gas emission of different plastics varies across a wide scale. Polylactic acid (PLA) you will find at a lower end, PLA causes less than one third CO2 emission as e.g. PET does and one sixth of that of ABS.