Short for polylactic acid, PLA is a bioplastic derived from plant-based sources. PLA is the easiest polymer to print and is used by the majority of 3D printer users. Whilst more sustainable than fossil fuel plastics, it’s important to note than PLA is not biodegradable in soil, home compost or landfill – refuting claims by some marketers of PLA filament.
To reduce usage of virgin polymers, Filamentive work with industry partners to recycle post-industrial PLA waste materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill.
All users of rPLA can be satisfied that they are 3D printing sustainably, without compromising on quality.
Recycled origin. Unrivalled quality.
PLA; the staple of desktop 3D printing. Short for polylactic acid, PLA is a bioplastic derived from plant-based sources, meaning it is more environmentally friendly compared to ABS, for example. However, PLA production is depleting natural resources faster that they can be replenished. To address this issue, Filamentive have pioneered rPLA 3D printer filament, still boasting the same great PLA features such as; low warping, limited smell and premium print quality – but with the added benefit of being produced from factory waste streams as opposed to virgin pellets. All users of rPLA can feel good about reducing the demand for natural resources and therefore saving the environment, whilst being confident that the print quality will still be one of the best on the market! The go-to filament for all 3D printer owners, perfect consumer products, toys and general prototypes.
Recommended printing temperature: 190-220°C
Recommended heated bed temperature: Can be printed without, but if you have one, we recommend 50-60°C
Storage: Cool and dry conditions, ideally ~20°C
- High quality PLA 3D Printer filament
- Recycled content: 55% (2019 average of all colours of this material; can vary)
- 100% recyclable cardboard spool and packaging