UBQ Materials and Plastics App partner to address zero-waste supply chain dilemma

by Carolyn Mathas

UBQ Materials and Plastics App, are launching a novel filament with a significantly reduced carbon footprint to enable sustainable and eco-conscious manufacturing. 3D printing represents a versatile manufacturing technique that uses less energy and raw material than traditional production methods. Significant R&D aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the materials used in 3D printing. So far, the most sustainable 3D filaments are based on a Glycol-modified version of Polyethylene Terephathalate (PETG), which has limited properties and has confined use cases to dimensional models and dummies.

UBQ Materials converts unsorted landfill-destined waste into a sustainable, climate-positive and cost-competitive thermoplastic that substitutes oil-based resins for manufacturing. Plastics App developed UBQ inside filaments, that when applied to 3D printing expand sustainable application to such functional uses as jigs, fixtures and spare parts.

UBQ is already been adopted by large multinational enterprises and incorporated into end products across various industries. Now that the material is being used to create prototypes, manufacturers can better match the look, feel and performance of these prototypes with their end products. UBQ will be incorporated into four types of carbon reduced sustainable filaments. Perform Q is a high-performance, UBQ / Polypropylene filament suitable for standard applications; Perform QCF, which has Carbon Fibers, is a reinforced UBQ / Polypropylene-based filament suitable for demanding applications. Both grades are available either on virgin PP or PCR PP carriers.

Original Release: PR Newswire 

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