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Signify unveils pendant range 3D printed from bio plastics

Signify Essential 3D printed range

Signify has introduced a range of pendants manufactured from what the company terms ‘bio-circular materials’.

At least 55 per cent of the Essential series is made from materials derived from waste and residues of biological origin from agriculture, forestry and related industries, such as tall oil from the wood processing industry and used cooking oil.

Signify stresses that the materials are thus not made from crude oil but from natural sources.

It says that the entire supply chain from the granulate supplier to the filament and luminaire production is certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification,an independent certification system supporting climate-friendly supply chains.

The Essential range – 3D printed at Signify’s factory in Turnhout, Belgium – is available in three sizes and can be mounted in three different ways. It’s available in a wide range of colours and textures. Control is via DALI or wireless drivers with Interact ready. It has colour rendering of CRI 90 and is available in colour temperatures of 3000K and 4000K.

In a statement, Signify said that the luminaires were ‘3D printed with pride from ISCC plus certified materials’.

‘Our lighting solutions embody the principles of a circular, environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable production. Our claims undergo external audits and receive certification for added assurance. We produce all printed parts with at least 55 per cent sustainable materials.

‘Our products contain either post-consumer recycled materials, bio-circular or post-industrial recycled materials.’

It said that it strictly avoids using 100 per cent virgin materials in its printing process.

Signify 3D printing facilities are also operational in the United States of America at Burlington, Massachusetts,  serving both professional and consumer markets.

Additional facilities in Noida, India and Jakarta, Indonesia are also expected to follow. LED lights will be integrated into the luminaires at all these sites.

Ray Molony

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