After more than 10 years of extensive research and development, award-winning materials manufacturer 3form introduces a new 100-percent recycled material: Flek Pure. Sourced primarily from in-house waste, Flek Pure encapsulates pelletized trimmings from 3form’s signature Varia resin to create a textured, terrazzo-like material. By reclaiming waste, pelletizing it, and color-categorizing it through an optical sorter, 3form creates an intricate statement delivering sustainability, beauty, and extreme durability. This new iteration achieves the manufacturer’s long-term goal: Maximizing the amount of repurposed material while maintaining 3form’s signature translucency.
“The most exciting part of the design process was our motivation to keep innovating,” said Charles Moore, 3form’s Senior Product Development Engineer, who spent the better part of a decade bringing Flek Pure to life. “We didn’t stop when the Flek Collection first launched because we knew we wouldn’t be satisfied until we reached 100 percent recycled material. This was a challenging, extensive process, but the result is so rewarding.”
Flek’s terrazzo-like design brings depth, subtle pattern, and an upcycled material to various commercial spaces, from hotels and restaurants to corporate offices and healthcare facilities. As architects and designers strive for higher sustainability standards, Flek Pure delivers closed-loop solutions to privacy partitions, room dividers, accent pieces, exterior walls, and more.
Flek Pure’s launch also coincides with the debut of three new Flek colorways: Flek Bask and Flek Crescent—two earth-toned hues from 3form’s 2021 Design Collection—and a new electric yellow colorway, Flek Charge. These new colors join Flek’s nine existing colorways, offering designers a curated selection of hues. Flek applications with color added have up to 92 percent recycled material, just slightly below Flek Pure at 100 percent.
“When we think about recycling, we typically think about green, but I wanted to take it somewhere unexpected by introducing a punchy and bright yellow-green color to Flek,” said 3form’s Vice President of Design, Christian Darby. The energy of Flek Charge matches 3form’s excitement to be able to offer this closed-loop product.