Ian Wright Joins the Floreon Team as Brand Ambassador
Ian Wright, former English professional footballer turned television and radio personality, has just been unveiled as the new celebrity ambassador for leading 3-D printing innovators Floreon.
On 17th November 2016, Ian Wright became the first person in the UK to be completely rendered by 3-D printing techniques at the iMakr store in London. This powerful demonstration aims to highlight the globally patented Floreon innovations in bio plastics, which can provide a stronger, more flexible and environmentally friendly option for 3-D printing which is now being used across all facets of daily life.
Asked about his excitement at being a Floreon ambassador, Ian Wright responded “Well, there have been 3D printed football boots but as far as I am aware, no-one has 3D printed a life-size (ex) footballer, so it will be fun to be the first. And I hope it will make people aware that there are alternatives to oil based plastics that are more than fit for purpose, and don’t harm the environment. I am delighted to support Floreon. I have a large family, and I am very passionate about creating a better future for them and everyone. ”
At the event, a competition was launched to create a set of 3D printed glasses for Ian Wright to wear. The competition is open until January 8th 2017 and the winner will be announced in week after that. The idea is to demonstrate the everyday useful objects that can be created by 3-D printing and to demonstrate the sophisticated techniques companies can use when making products that make a difference to people’s daily lives.
Up to 4 x stronger than oil based plastics and considerably lighter, Floreon is made from corn, creates a much lower carbon footprint upfront and has more end of life options – therefore being much better for the environment.
“The problem with many bio plastics is that they can be weak and brittle. Our 3D printer filament is several times stronger than competitor filaments and we think printing a life size model of Ian Wright will demonstrate this – and will also be a lot of fun!”, says Floreon CEO, Shaun Chatterton.
Anyone can enter the competition which is open until January 8th 2017 www.myminifactory.com/competition/design-it-wright
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