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Phabulous Philaments - Natural and Compostable 3D Print Filament Now on Kickstarter

Kapfenstein, Austria, July 25, 2015 --( In recent years the ingenious technology of 3D printing evolved rapidly – but the topics of waste prevention and natural plastics did not evolve at the same speed.

On this account Saphium Biotechnology produces PHAbulous Philaments, a 3D printing filament which inherits no toxic additives. It is produced to be environmentally friendly, is completely compostable in soil and manufactured with natural colours only.

The filaments consist of pure PHA and so failed prints can be used as a fertilizer in peoples backyard because the filaments degrade within 60 days by bacteria in soil. The product will be one of the first generations of pure PHA filaments on the market.

Saphium Biotechnology produces their raw materials on their own with a small microbe in big steel tanks. They only need hydrogen, which is generated with photovoltaic plants and the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to feed the little helpers.

In this process they are decreasing cost-effective the double amount of carbon dioxide emissions for every kg of PHAbulous Philaments produced and are independent of arable soil.

At the moment Saphium Biotechnology is at the point were they start with prototype development, but they aim to start their production in the upcoming year.

Have a look on their kickstarter campaign.

The kickstarter compaign started and the rewards include biodegradable pens, posters and t-shirts with the life cycle on it, the PHAbulous Philament spools and a 3D printed catapult to fight plastic waste. The most gorgeous reward is the name of the backer written in the DNA of the microbe and the protein structure will be printed.

As soon as possible they want to finish their first prototype of the PHAbulous Philaments as their first product. Their natural plastics can also be used as a common packaging material. They want to remind the world that they also have to consider the topic of nature. They are bringing back the love to plastics.
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Saphium Biotechnology GmbH
Katharina Ettl
+43 664 5729867

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