Green polymer filaments for 3D printing

Amélie Tribot, Dan Batalu, Clément Brasselet, Cédric Delattre, Lu Wei, Jonathan Lao, Petre Badica, Philippe Michaud (Corresponding author), Hélène De Baynast

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Three-dimensional (3D) printing or additive manufacturing is a technology that has drastically developed in recent years for numerous industrial applications. Among the 3D printing methods, fused deposition modeling requires filaments to generate 3D objects. Currently, the polymers used in this technology are synthetic ones derived from nonrenewable resources such as petroleum. Green polymers (including natural polymers) are a sustainable alternative as they are biodegradable/recyclable, nontoxic, and abundant. However, their implementation in 3D printing remains a challenge. This chapter is focused on the most popular and promising biodegradable polymers from biomass produced by microorganisms or derived from biotechnology for applications of fused deposition modeling. Their thermal, rheological, and mechanical properties are also discussed in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science
Subtitle of host publicationGreen Composites: Preparation, Properties, and Allied Applications
EditorsTariq Altalhi, Inamuddin
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-323-99643-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-323-99643-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • 3D printing
  • Biomass
  • Biopolymer
  • Fused deposition modeling
  • Green polymer
  • PBAT
  • PBS
  • PHA
  • PLA


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