Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the reinstatement of its Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certificate for the Black Spruce/Dog River-Matawin forest in Northwestern Ontario. This reinstatement further confirms Resolute's status as one of the largest holders of FSC forest management certification in Canada and all of North America. The certificate had been temporarily suspended in January 2014 following an audit by Rainforest Alliance. In keeping with the FSC process, Resolute has since successfully undergone two rigorous audits, which confirmed that the company is in compliance with the FSC standard. A Corrective Action Verification Audit was carried out in June 2015 and a new Annual Surveillance Audit was completed in September 2015. The results of this successful Annual Surveillance Audit were released today by Rainforest Alliance.
UPM Formi 3D is a new type of biocomposite that has been specially developed for 3D printing. It brings together advanced cellulose fibre and biopolymer technologies.
With a matte finish and a surface that feels natural to the touch, filaments for 3D printing can be produced in light colours as well as dark. The new material has been engineered to flow smoothly through small nozzles enabling fine details. At the same time, UPM Formi 3D’s fast cooling and low shrinkage ensures improved dimensional stability and makes it the ideal material for large scale printing. UPM Formi 3D’s self-supporting molten stage properties enable round or other complex shapes to be produced without a separate support material. Wood like post processing of prints is another benefit of the new biocomposite: fine sanding, reduced paint absorption and easy to glue with PVAC.
UPM Formi 3D is produced and sold in granule form to producers of filaments for 3D printing or directly for large scale printing from granules.
Typical UPM Formi 3D end use applications are prototypes, design, education and concept modules e.g. for architecture. UPM Formi grades are available with FSC® and PEFC(TM) certification.
On the 18 and 19 April 2018, UPM Formi 3D will be presented at the NORDIC 3D EXPO at the Dipoli Conference Center in Espoo in Finland. At the exhibition, UPM Biocomposites and Maker3D will be pleased to provide further information as well as material samples, filaments and demonstrate live printing.