Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is Printerior?

Printerior produces 100% recycled 3D printer filament from consumer and industrial waste. Our goal is to bring a circular economy to the 3D printing industry. Our Printerior Recycling Program collects 3D printing waste generated by consumers, universities, and businesses. Recycled filament offers users a environmentally responsible choice to 3D print with sustainable input materials; our consumers help address the world’s plastic waste issue, all at a competitive price. Printerior also has the only US based print farm that can create parts made from recycled plastic, we work with artists and industries to create one off custom pieces or large scale production runs.

Company Leadership

Trent Esser


Trent graduated from the University of Missouri with a BSBA in Management & Entrepreneurship. He has worked with start-ups for over 6 years doing sales, marketing, product design, and team management. Trent has a passion for sustainability, and previously worked on products in that industry. Printerior has allowed Trent to utilize his education, passion, and experience to solve a problem through the creation of a unique business model.

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Jordan Backes


Jordan graduated from the University of Missouri with Bachelors of Science degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is earning a Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. He has worked as a Real-Time Software Engineer at the Boeing Company. The breadth of his work and educational experience provides him a unique skillset to solve technical challenges faced by Printerior

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Hayden Seidel


Hayden is 24 years old and is from St. Louis Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2020 with a BS in civil and environmental engineering. He has been passionate about 3D designing, building and sculptures since he was young. In 2018 he learned how to 3D print and was able to bring his designs to life. Hayden has always had the entrepreneurship self-starter mindset and dreamed of creating his own company someday. With his degree in engineering, his knowledge in 3D printing and the right business partners he was able to bring this dream alive and create Printerior.

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