Europe 3D Printer Filament Recycler Market

Europe 3D Printer Filament Recycler Market Analysis, By Product Type (Plastics, Metals, Ceramics, Others), By End-Use (Aerospace & Defense, Medical and Dental, Automotive, Electronics, Others), and Country - Market Insights 2023 to 2033

Analysis of Europe 3D Printer Filament Recycler Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Europe 3D Printer Filament Recycler Market Outlook

The Europe 3D printer filament recycler market size is set to reach US$ 160.9 million in 2023 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% to reach US$ 220.4 million by the end of 2033.

Recycling filament for 3d printers is helpful when creating objects with intricate structures. The rising demand for mass production and customization from sectors like aerospace is a significant factor driving the market growth of the 3d printing filament market, which influences the market growth of the 3d printer filament recycler market. Additionally, the high demand for plastic filament in manufacturing medical devices and components is also expected to boost the demand in upcoming years.

Report Attributes


3D Printer Filament Recycler Market Size (2022A)

US$ 150.6 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 160.9 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 220.4 Million

Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

3.2% CAGR

Germany Market Size (2033)

US$ 57.30 Million

UK Market Size (2033)

US$ 35.26 Million

France Market Size (2033)

US$ 39.67 Million

Key Companies Profiled

  • Perlon
  • Printing Solutions GmbH
  • EOS GmbH

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Historic Impact (2018-22) Vs Future Trends (2023-2033)

Plastic-type 3d printing filaments are widely used due to their low cost, water resistance, and ease of manufacturing. With the growing demand for 3d printer filaments, its estimated waste would be more, and to manage the waste demand for 3d printer filament recycler increases. Countries such as Germany, France, and the UK are major component manufacturers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, healthcare, and industrial sectors, which require 3d printer filament recyclers to process the 3d printer filament waste generated from diverse end-use verticals. This could lead to further market growth during the forecast period.

  • Short Term Viewpoint (2023 to 2026): Increasing applications of 3d printer filament in different industries is likely to impact the market growth during the short term.
  • Medium Term Aspect (2026-2029): Rising innovation and R&D activities are likely to fuel the growth of the target market.
  • Long-Term Panorama (2029-2033): Significant investment initiatives by the European government towards a sustainable future will provide a different outlook to the market.

Over the historical period of 2018-23, the Europe 3D printer filament recycler market registered a CAGR of 2.7%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 3.2% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

3D printer filament recycler market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of 3D printer filament recycler based on end-user and country is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the end-user, automotive is dominating with a 54.0% market share in 2023.

“Plethora of applications driving the market’s growth”

Demand for 3d printing filaments is driven by increasing applications for design communication and prototyping in the aerospace and defense industry. Additionally, rising demand for high-quality printing in automotive and industrial applications, owing to this the generation of 3d printer filament as waste increases, which paves the way for the market’s growth as 3d printer filament recycler has diverse applications.

Simultaneous printing of multiple materials using multiple filaments generates more waste, this is a major driver of the market.

“Impact of Research and development activities”

The introduction of R&D and innovation in 3d printing filaments, such as multi-property materials and biodegradable 3d filaments, are strongly attracting investment from market players. Additionally, stringent environmental regulations in European countries are expanding the range of biodegradable 3d printing filaments. The demand for the 3d printer filament recycler increases owing to the aforementioned factors because to manage the massive waste of 3d printer filament, the requirement of 3d printer filament recycler increases.

The overall Europe market for 3d filament printer recyclers is expected to boost at a CAGR of 3.2% by the end of the forecast year.

“High Cost and Limited Infrastructure to Hamper the Market’s Growth”

3D printer filament has a plethora of applications owing to which it is used widely across end-use sectors. The collection of used 3d printer filament or waste 3d printer filament is not appropriate, which leads to lower demand for the 3d printer filament recycler.

Also, 3d printing is a growing industry, thus, the related market has a low market share, which, in turn, affects the fueling growth of the market. The cost and limited manufacturers in the market are the two potential restraints affecting the steady market growth.

Country-wise Insights

Is Germany having the biggest market for 3D printer filament recyclers?

Germany is expected to dominate the market in 2023, accounting for the largest revenue share and registering a CAGR of over 3.6% over the forecast period.

The country's aerospace and defense industry is investing more money in producing sophisticated models and designs of vital parts like spacer plates, circuit boards, and spare parts, which also necessitates the use of 3d printer filament recycler to efficiently handle the leftover waste.

How the market for 3d printer filament recyclers is expected to flourish in the UK?

In the UK, the market accounted for the second largest share of sales in 2022 due to increased manufacturing spending to produce tools, appliances, electronics, toys, and more.

The 3d printer significantly reduces the manufacturing time of the above products compared to the traditional CNC machine. Hence, the growing market for 3d printer filaments is set to bolster the 3d printer filament recycler market as with the flourishing use of 3d printer filament the waste will generate to manage that recycler is required. The market is expected to grow at a significant growth rate of 3.2% during the forecast period, owing to the increasing manufacturing of aircraft and auto parts.

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Category-wise Insights

Why Plastic-type under the product category is having the largest market share?

The demand for plastic-based filament 3d printing is driven by the ease of the manufacturing process and the ability to fuse to any surface. In addition, the malleability of the product allows it to be used in various component designs for various applications such as spacecraft, automobiles, machine tools, and educational models. Further growing market demands for an effective waste management solution as well to prevent filaments from entering to landfills owing to this 3d printer filament recycler market.

This segment is expected to boost at a CAGR of 3.3% by the end of the forecast period.

Which application type is leading the market growth for 3d printer filament recyclers?

The aerospace and defense are creating immense growth opportunities for the market as aerospace and defense utilize 3d printer filaments for various purposes, which in turn generate 3d printer filament waste as well, and to manage the 3d printer filament waste the demand for the 3d printer filament recycler rises. This, in turn, bolsters the market's growth.

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Manufacturers Approach and Prospectus

The major key players in the 3d printer filament recycler market include – Perlon, Printing Solutions GmbH, and EOS GmbH.

These key players are pursuing multiple market strategies such as acquisitions, investments, and innovations. Additionally, major players are expanding their capabilities to serve their respective markets and gain high-profit margins. Digital platforms to spur the market’s growth outlook over the forecast period.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of 3d printer filament recyclers positioned across countries, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of the 3d Printer Filament Recycler Market

  • By Product Type :

    • Plastics
      • Polylactic Acid (PLA)
      • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
      • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
      • Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA)
      • Others
    • Metals
    • Ceramics
    • Others
  • By End-User :

    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Medical and Dental
    • Automotive
    • Electronics
    • Others
  • By Country :

    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • NORDIC
    • Rest of Europe

- FAQs -

How did the 3D printer filament recycler market perform over the last few years?

During 2018-2023, sales of 3D printer filament recycler increased at 2.7% CAGR.

Which product type accounts for the largest market share in 2023?

Plastics account for the largest market share of 67.0% in the year 2023.

Which end-user type segment is largely dominating the market?

The automotive segment is dominating the market with a CAGR of over 3.4% during the forecast period.

What country is dominating the 3D printer filament recycler market?

Germany will continue to be the most attractive market for the 3D printer filament recycler market in terms of revenues.

Europe 3D Printer Filament Recycler Market

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