GROWLAY - Filament / what is it ?
print 3D objects and let biological cultures grow on it
fungus ; mildew
pharma-cultures, mother cells
GROWLAY works like a breeding ground. Add seeds or spores to them and they will grow.
GROWLAY is microcapillary. Its cavities absorb and store water, dissolved liquid nutrients or fertilizer. Promoted because of the capillary action throughout the printed object.
Mold grows through the open-cell capillaries and forms a mycelium.
Seeds of grasses can get caught and grow in Growlay.
Spores find room to germinate in small cavities. (see SEM-Pics)
Roots cling to the structures of the object filling.
Even lichens grow on Growlay. These usually grow preferentially on stones of walls or trees.
GROWLAY can be sterilized (for food use and research) with gases or wet (but not thermally)
For color differentiation, objects printed with Growlay can be subsequently colored with food colors.
is an absorptive carrier for agents
GROWLAY is available in the functionally different versions white and brown
Version white is an experimental filament & fully compostable
The brown version contains not only pores but also built-in "food" in the form of cell material which is needed for growth
GROWLAY - two versions:
1) GROWLAY-white, pure & porous, experimental filament for experienced users
compostable polymer with open capillaries white filament print range from: 85° - 135°C
2) GROWLAY-brown, porous + woodparticles, for any user
not compostable with open capillaries polymer contains organic nutrients (+wood particles) higher tensile strenght more rigid as version white- increased temperature stability the filament can be printed just as easily as Laywood, brown filament print at: 235°-250°C