UBQ Wins SXSW Innovation Award For Waste-Based 3D Printing Filament
Israel’s UBQ Materials has won an innovation award at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) event, an annual conference and festival that celebrates progressive and transformative projects in technology, film, education, and culture.
The waste conversion tech firm was selected as a winner in the Speculative Design category at the 24th annual SXSW Innovation Awards, which took place at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas last week. The category weighs design solutions that address challenges and opportunities in the future. The SXSW Innovation Awards highlight the world’s most exciting and promising technological developments.
UBQ Materials won for its signature waste-based 3D filament made with UBQ, the company’s climate positive thermoplastic, which was developed in partnership alongside Plastics App, an R&D company specializing in “tailor-made applicative innovation” for polymers and plastics. Filaments used in 3D printing are thermoplastics, which are plastics (aka polymers) that melt rather than burn when heated, can be shaped and molded, and solidify when cooled. UBQ’s filament brings sustainability to the manufacturing space by substantially reducing the carbon footprint of 3D printing––a space that has typically relied on oil-based thermoplastics.
UBQ is a summit partner for Rethinking Materials 2022. Meet them in London where they will speak on the panel ‘Defossilisation: Performance Materials in a Low Carbon Circular Economy’. See the agenda here.