Kevin Yang

Kevin Yang

Kevin Yang 
CEO, Shenzhen eSUN Industrial Co. Ltd.


Forging Ahead: 3D Printing for Industrial Applications

Application and Recycling of BioPolymers in 3D Printing

3D printing is a kind of rapid prototyping technology which can construct objects by layer-by-layer printing based on digital model files and using adhesive materials such as powder, metal, or plastic. Now it is gradually directly used in manufacturing some products in the industry of jewelry, industrial design, construction, engineering, automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, etc. Common materials for 3D printing are nylon glass fiber, durable nylon material, gypsum material, aluminum material, titanium alloy, stainless steel, silver plated, gold plated, and rubber material. 

With 3D printing technology playing an increasingly important role in our production process, many of these common materials start to cause environmental pollution and wasted resources. In response to this problem, eSUN developed biopolymers and recycling technologies. These kind of biopolymer materials are made from renewable and biodegradable resources. eSUN has successfully developed more than 20 biopolymers such as PLA+, eMate(PCL) PVA, eSoluble(PVOH, eBanboo(PLA based), PLA-TPU and PCL-TPU filaments, eResin-PLA photopolymer, PLA powder, PCL powder, etc. They’re non-toxic to the human body and harmless to the environment. Although, they are all biodegradable, most use these materials through the process of liquation, chain scission, depolymerization, and purification. eSUN realized chemical recycling on those resources. And eSUN’s Chemical recycling technology has patented in the US and China. eSUN is committed to use renewable resources for developing environmentally friendly products and benefiting environmental protection.

About Kevin Yang

Kevin Yang graduated with a Philosophy degree from Peking University, then earned a doctoral degree in Business Management from Wuhan University. Since 2002, Kevin has worked as President and General Manager at eSUN. Previously, Kevin was the vice president of degradable professional committee in China Plastics Industrial Association, vice chairman of Shenzhen Polymer Association, and Chairman of Guangdong low carbon bioplastic industrial innovation alliance. He has applied 30 international and domestic patents.

Awards include:

  • Forbes Chinese science and technology pioneer in 2013
  • Science and technology business leaders of Hubei province in 2014
  • One of the 10 most influential people of China 3D printing industry in 2015


Don’t just take our word for it

I strongly recommend Innovation Takes Root. It's a good opportunity to understand and see what happens in this area of biopolymers. It's an international event and not just on PLA. I think it's well done, well-managed, and well-organized. It was a good investment for me.
Marco Garilli

Innovation Expert - Polymers, Electrolux

I'd definitely come back (to ITR) and recommend it. I think many different industries could learn something from a conference like this - it really is focused on the next level of sustainability.
Maddie Guillory

Vice President, Titan Robotics

It has been a wonderful event; very well organized. I especially appreciate the scheduling of activities, the alternation of speeches, and time to network, which has been one of the key successes from my point of view. We also felt very supported by your team; we had the feeling you believe in what Flo is doing and, for us, that's very important.
Tazio Zerbini

Operations Director, Flo S.p.A.