Kanèsis, a Sicilian startup company involved in the research, development and production of new bio-based thermoplastic composites, will launch its first crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform on May 17th 2016.
Haivng filed its first patent application for HempBioPlastic (HBP®), a bio-composite for 3D Printing derived from industrial hemp waste recycling, Kanèsis is now ready to debut on the market, in a bid to involve enthusiasts and industry experts. “This choice allows us to mantain our independence and decision-making autonomy, factors that we do not intend to overlook at this stage of our growth” say Giovanni Milazzo and Antonio Caruso, company founders. “We strongly believe in a future where eco-friendly materials can replace those derived from petrochemicals, but every big change comes from the grassroot. This is why we decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign, the real democratic funding. But this is not just about fundraising; we also want to raise awareness on environmental issues” explain Milazzo and Caruso.
Compared to other bio plastics available on the market, HBP® has proved to be mechanically more performing as well as more aesthetically valuable, with veins resembling those of wood. Although one of its very first applications is the extrusion of special filaments for FDM 3D Printing, HBP® can also be used in several thermoplastic sectors, allowing for endless future developments.