The items sold on this site are 3D printed in our studio, at Paris.
To make our 3d printed objects we use two types of materials the rPETG (Recycled polyethylene glycol terephthalate) and PLA (Polylactic acid) a bioplastic obtained from corn starch.
(Recycled polyethylene glycol terephthalate)
The rPETG is a polymer obtained from recycled plastic bottles, for 1kg of rPETG 79 plastic bottles are recycled.
We work in partnership with the company Reflow based in Amsterdam which produces this material in the Netherlands. Objects made in 3D printing with rPETG can be recycled at least 5 to 6 times by following the same process. This is why we have chosen to work with materials manufactured by Reflow, because when possible we want to make objects from recycled and recyclable raw materials.
For more information see our supplier's website Reflow filament.
The PLA is a bioplastic obtained from corn starch which makes it a natural alternative to polyethylene. We talk about bioplastic because PLA is designed from natural raw material this makes it a material recyclable, biodegradable and industrially compostable. Indeed, the PLA can be recycled to be transformed again into raw material or it can be composted industrially (+ 60 ° C, humid environment and presence of microorganisms) and decompose into water, CO2 (under aerobic conditions) and non-toxic by-products for the environment. This is why we have chosen to work with materials made by ELOAS, because we want to make objects that can at least be recycled.
For more information see our supplier's website ELOAS.