Oco is a climate ambassador, providing businesses with the opportunity to upcycle collected CO2 material by implementing it in their supply chain structures. Canadian Filaments, on the other hand, is a manufacturing company for 3D printer filaments focused on producing high-quality, sustainable products.
The partnership between the two companies comes as an answer to the rising demand by 3D printing companies for more climate-friendly production materials in an attempt to lower their carbon impact on the environment.
The first-of-its-kind filament, being released on the market under the CUT product name, will be produced from CO2 emissions and recycled graphite, processed through Oco’s CUT mechanism. The end result will be to provide 3D printers with sustainable, engineer-grade PLA and PETG filaments that show great durability and resilience due to their unique composition.
The first company to implement the new filament will be the Canadian CleanO2, which will use it to 3D print parts of its CarbinX device – an instrument that captures carbon and transforms it into material used to produce various types of products, ranging from soap to glass and fertilizers.
As Jaeson Cardiff, CEO of CleanO2, commented on the innovative material “We’re impressed by CUT PETG. It extrudes cleanly, and we are able to get consistently high resolution. In fact, we use it to produce finished components for our CarbinX units. In some ways, it’s the ultimate circular economy story. We’re using captured carbon to produce carbon capture devices.”
Oco and Canadian Filaments are also initiating a take-back and recycle project, where they will attempt to limit waste across the product life cycle by giving 3D printers the chance to transform the printed material back into reusable filament.