'Sustainable 3D printing materials'

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2016

Location: The Netherlands

Only a few parties are harnessing 3D printing for development. It’s been used in categories like prosthetics and education, but materials production remains an unsustainable industrial process, where producers use virgin plastic and ship the output globally. Start-up Reflow aims to change this and developed a sustainable way of 3D Printing.

Sustainable 3D printing materials
Reflow found a way to create 3D print filament, the plastic material for 3D printing, from local plastic waste. Reflow is building a distributed network of producers with their low-cost and flexible technology that can easily be built and operated anywhere in the world.

Global community
This disruptive model lowers distribution costs, enables rapid growth in all kinds of markets, and promotes collaboration through a global community of recyclers and makers. Reflow believes in the transformative power of 3D printing and strive to harness it to create a better world.


Jasper Middendorp

Team Members: Jasper Middendorp (Communication Science, M.Sc), Rahul Mehendiratta (Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc), Ronan Hayes (Psychology & Economics, B.A.) and Lyndsey Lewis (Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc).