We’re not aiming to create a specialised product for the airplane industry/car manufacturing. For the consumer/mid industry market there is no reason why we would not be able to do it. We’re working with some of the biggest petrochemical corporations and Universities to test and find the perfect mix and with existing recycling centers that already produce food grade plastics. The challenge is taking existing technology and downscaling/decentralising it. In this sense it resembles the development of (consumer) 3D printers. I’m sure 5 years ago if you would say to Stratasys/3D systems you can make a 3D printer with a price point of $299 with similar qualities an capabilities as their printers they would have said you were mad.
Filament production is ripe for the same disruption 3D printers have gone through, decentralised production of a smaller scale product aimed at a consumer/small industry market.