UK-based Biome Bioplastics, a packaging development company, has created a new set of materials for 3D printers called Biome3D. The materials are all-natural and made from plant starches. These plant-based plastics have the advantages of being odorless, food-safe, and sustainable.
The company said that plant-based plastics run slower than oil-based plastics but are easier to process.
Sally Morley, sales director at Biome Bioplastics, told Packaging Digest that,
“The future of bioplastics lies in demonstrating that plant-based materials can outperform their traditional, oil-based counterparts. Our new material for the 3D printing market exemplifies that philosophy. Biome3D combines the best processing qualities with the best product finish; it also happens to be made from natural, renewable resources.”