Fillamentum NonOilen®

NonOilen® is revolutionary material.

This material perfectly fits the circular economy by:

being 100% bio-based – the beginning of the circle starts from the soil, it means that some plant consumed CO2 from the environment first,

being recyclable many times with little loss of the properties.

Thanks to these, you can cut the source of input materials and reuse the material itself.

Once the lifetime is over, it is 100% biodegradable in industrial compost.

Here the circle is closing, and the nutrient isolated from the soil are returned for the nature.

All the polymers used for the production of NonOilen® are 100% biobased. It means that plants consumed the greenhouse gas CO2 and helped our environment. The monomers were isolated from these plants, polymers were prepared and when the lifetime is over, the CO2 released from the waste disposal is “green”. When the polymer is made from ingredients from petroleum, the released CO2 is additional and therefore it causes greenhouse effect.

This material has great properties, such as high strength, hardness, toughness. The printed object can be used for food-contact applications and cleaned in the dishwasher. Thanks to this, the polymer may be REUSED. 

Printing is as easy as standard PLA. It helps to REDUCE the waste created by the failed printing. 

Once the object is broken and it can’t be used again, the material may be recycled several times. It is tested to be effectively RECYCLABLE many times with little loss of the properties. More details in section Handling the waste.  

In the end, when the material properties are all lost, it can be composted (more rapidly than PLA) while creating biomass, water, and carbon dioxide – these substances are beneficial to the soil. The circle of the material itself should end here, where the nutrients come back to the soil and plants. This is where NonOilen® differs from so-far-known materials because they are often bio-based, but not biodegradable. It is incorrect that the nutrients can’t be returned to the soil. 

Comparison of the Fillamentum bioplastics

PLA Extrafill PLA Crystal Clear Timberfill ® Nonoilen®
Polymer base polyactic acid polyactic acid mixture of biopolymers filled with 15% of natural fibers polyactic acid and polyhydroxy butyrate blend
Mechanical properties stiff stiff brittle tough
Biodegradability industrial composter
industrial composter
industrial composter
industrial composter, electric composter
(90 days)
Temperature resistance without/after annealing 55 / 80 °C 55 / 110 °C 55 / 80 °C 110 / 110 °C
Optical properties yellowish, transparent clear, transparent wood-like, non-translucent yellowish, non-translucent
Moisture sensitive *** ***** **** **
Safe for food-contact applications yes yes no yes
Recyclable usually with loss of mechanical properties usually with loss of mechanical properties no yes, many times

* less sensitive / ***** very sensitive