- more respectful of the environment
- recycle waste
- promote the circular economy
- no industrial dyes
- no chemicals
- new effects
- new textures
- melt at low temperature (190-220 ° C)
- print like PLA standards
- made in France
We have the pleasure in offering you a unique 3D Desktop printing filament, created from recycled Mussel shells! Please note if using Francofil Mussel filament regularly, a steel or hardened nozzle is recommended,
Unlike other filaments, co-produced PLA are naturally coloured by the recovery of waste (recovered in a short circuit) after their first life cycles in different sectors (agriculture, catering, etc.). Francofil thus offers you original filaments made from mussel shells, oysters, scallops, scraps of wheat, beer spent, coffee grounds… which print like standard PLA.
The word "mussel" is frequently used to mean the bivalves of the marine family Mytilidae, most of which live on exposed shores in the intertidal zone, attached by means of their strong byssal threads ("beard") to a firm substrate. A few species (in the genus Bathymodiolus) have colonised hydrothermal vents associated with deep ocean ridges.
In most marine mussels the shell is longer than it is wide, being wedge-shaped or asymmetrical. The external colour of the shell is often dark blue, blackish, or brown, while the interior is silvery and somewhat nacreous. Wikipedia
Please note that as the Francofil Mussel shell filament is made from Natureworks 4030D quality PLA resin and ground natural Mussel shells, colour steadfastness across every single spool may not be exactly the same, every time.
Manufactured at our production site in Normandy, these filaments without industrial dyes or additives will guarantee you new effects and new textures while promoting the circular economy.