For the production of Xavior SeaTurtle, we use recycled PLA, also known as rPLA.
The thermoplastic polyester PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide) – the most widely used plastic filament material in 3D printing – is the first plastic of its kind produced from renewable resources. It is an active player in green chemistry through its significant reduction of the carbon footprint compared to oil-based traditional plastics.
PLA is up to 100 per cent biodegradable plastic produced from renewable resources such as sugar beet, sugar cane, wheat, potato, maize, cassava and cellulose.
You will find PLA in many applications such as automotive parts, clothing, carpet fibres, food packaging – and when it comes to rPLA, also in the Xavior SeaTurtle.