Ultimaker 3D Printing cosmetic part made with FibreTuff

FibreTuff® Technology for 3D Printing, Molding and Extrusion

Innovative Plastics and Molding, Inc. (IPM) President Robert Joyce has been working on biopolymer technology advancement since 2001 when aquiring an inline compounding sheet extrusion line. Through creative thinking, novel ideas and persistence the company has progressed to help lead in sustainable materials and innovative parts in various industries to include Medical, Cosmetic, Automotive and Furniture.

FibreTuff® Technology is an example of hard work, dedication and belief that the product, compositions and process can make a difference. The company has recently been awarded in 2019  claims processing in 3D Printing for FDM and SLS. The company is a leader in 3D Printing "bone like" qualities to include radiopacity, good screw retention, cutting and sawing capability with biocompatible ingredients.


Any of the following patents can be licensed from Innovative Plastics and Molding, Inc.


Process to 3D Print" FibreTuff" 


  • CELLULOSE FIBER THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITION HAVING A COSMETIC APPEARANCE AND MOLDING THEREOF. U.S. Patent 10,233,309


Moleded  Parts made with "FibreTuff®"

  • MOLDED ARTICLE   U.S patent 7,214,420
  • MOLDED ARTICLE   Canadian Patent 2,547,523
  • WOOD COMPOSITE ALLOY COMPOSITION HAVING A COMPATIBILIZER THAT IMPROVES THE ABILITY TO PROCESS AND COMPRESS CELLULOSIC FIBER. U.S. Patent 7,994,241

Composition of matter for thermoplastic biopolymer "FibreTuff®"

  • CELLULOSIC INCLUSIONS THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITION AND MOLDING PARTS THEREOF. U.S. Patent 8,546,470

Composition of matter for thermoplastic biopolymer "FibreTuff®"    

  • CELLULOSIC INCLUSIONS THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITION AND MOLDING PARTS THEREOF. U.S. Patent 9,109,118                                            


USPTO Registered Trademark FibreTuff® S/N 85/955,521


The FibreTuff® Technology separates itself from the competition for many reasons. These biopolymer pellets have better adhesion for increased strength. Second, superior heat stability for wider process window and better re cycle ability. Third, low moisture content and has a resistance to mold, fungi and mildew. Fourth, increased toughness, having excellent pellet hardness with less pellet fracture and fines during transport .Parts made with previous wpc technology that have thin walls and heavy fiber loadings without adequate adhesion can crack and collect mold. 


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