Irish Owned Company
We are based in Oulart, Wexford. In the south east of Ireland. INGADI is the vision of two childhood school friends who have stayed good friends over our lives.
One with a fascination with machines and the other mad about business systems and everything else involved.
We always wanted to go into business and work together but our career paths had hindered this until the recent pandemic showed signs of manufacturing changes which where coming along, aswell as been needed for the planet!
We work endless hours which we enjoy to bring traditional, funky & modern designs to our customers, thank you to everyone who has purchased of us so far we are forever thankful.
Made From PLA
PLA is a type of polyester made from fermented plant starch from corn, cassava, maize, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp. The sugar in these renewable materials are fermented and turned into lactic acid, when is then made into polylactic acid, or PLA.
PLA production uses 65% less energy than producing conventional plastics and generates 68% fewer greenhouse gases and contains no toxins. It can be also remain environmentally friendly should the correct end-of-life scenario be followed.
End of Life
There are currently four common end-of-life scenarios for PLA:
This is either chemical or mechanical. Waste material can hold contaminants, but ployactic acid can be chemically recycled using thermal depolymerisation or hydrolysis to create a monomer that can then be manufactured into virgin PLA.
PLA can also be chemically recycled using transesterification to create methyl lactate.
Industrial composting conditions allow for chemical hydrolysis followed by microbial digestion to degrade the PLA.
End-of-life PLA can be incinerated, creating 19.5 MJ/kg (8,368 btu/lb) of energy and leaving no residue.
While PLA can go to landfill, this is the least environmentally friendly option, due to the slow degradation rates of the material in ambient temperatures. 3D Printed In Wexford, Ireland.
3D Printed in Wexford, Ireland
3D Printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a method of creating a three dimensional object layer-by-layer using a computer created design. 3D printing is an additive process whereby layers of material are built up to create a 3D part.
This is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing processes, where a final design is cut from a larger block of material. As a result, 3D printing creates less material wastage.