From Plastic Waste to 3D Space
The ProblemEvery minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck filled with plastic is dumped into our oceans. Twenty thousand plastic drink bottles are bought every second, and only seven percent of those bottles are turned into new bottles causing a plastic pollution crisis.
The SolutionUsing our patent-pending technology, our company, Trimatis LLC, will convert plastic waste into 3D Printer Filament, the source material for 3D printing. The plastic waste which is most commonly used in plastic bottles, will be collected, processed, and manufactured into spools of plastic filament. These spools will be provided to schools and universities, who are already utilizing 3D printing in their curriculum and understand the importance of sustainability.
What makes us the right fit?
Our combination of technical expertise, a strong commitment to education, environmental stewardship, and helping others, make us the right team to tackle this problem. Our CEO, Marietta, holds a PhD in materials engineering, is an engineering professor at Penn State, and has been working in the 3D printing field as well as doing STEM outreach for years. Our CTO, Jason, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been doing research for over a year on how to use recyclable plastics in the 3D printing process. Our CMO, Tito, interned with an environmental stewardship non-profit and will be key to helping us model our program after theirs. We have proven the process successful on the laboratory scale, and are positioned to scale up the operation with the support of this program.