PLA
3D printer filament

PLA

3D printer filament

Edition Number :
20190721
Edition Date :
July 21, 2019

Clariant’s polylactic acid (PLA) 3D printer filament uses NatureWorks Ingeo™ Biopolymer 3D850 PLA for its excellent material performance and printability and is further optimized with Clariant Hostanox® P-EPQ® and Hostavin® ARO 8 to improve the heat stability and resistance to thermo-oxidative degradation and yellowing.

Benefits

General properties

  • Biodegradable and derived from renewable resources
  • Semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester
  • High tensile strength
  • Safe to print

Optimized benefits

  • Reduced thermo-oxidative degradation
  • Minimized undesired yellowing due to ultraviolet light

Applications*

  • Models
  • Education
  • Prototypes

*Subject to detailed product specifications.

  • Print Temperature = 190-220°C
  • Print Speed = 30-70 mm/s
  • Bed Adhesion = directly on glass, polyimide film or a PEI surface; a thin coating of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) or polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) glue may applied to the bed to further enhance adhesion
  • Bed Temperature = ideally heated up to 70°C
  • Fan Settings = medium to high
  • Heat stability = the heat deflection temperature of the 3D printed part(s) may be increased by annealing the part(s) at 80-130°C (please contact for details)

Notes: parameters are dependent on printer used; Clariant tests were performed on an Ultimaker 3 extended and a 3ntr A4 V2 printer.

Property Typical ValuesUnitsTest MethodTest Specimen
  white blackredanatural    
RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES       
Melt flow rate, 230°C / 2.16 kg   21g/10 minISO 1133 
Melt flow rate, 210°C / 2.16 kg   7-9g/10 minISO 1133 
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES       
Tensile modulus (modulus of elasticity) 1 mm/min    3370MPaISO 527Injection molded
Tensile stress at yield, 50 mm/min   73MPaISO 527Injection molded
Tensile elongation at break, 50 mm/min   5%ISO 527Injection molded
Flexural modulus   2730MPaISO 178Injection molded
Flexural strength   65MPaISO 178Injection molded
Charpy impact notched   3030J/m2ISO 179Injection molded
THERMAL PROPERTIES       
Melting point175177177177°CISO 11357, DSCb 
Glass transition temperature65646961-62°CISO 11357, DSCb 
Heat deflection temperature at 1.8 MPa (A)    °CISO 75Injection molded
 69   °CISO 753D printed XY / flat at 210°C
Heat deflection temperature at 0.45 MPa (B)   80-90°CISO 75Injection molded
 80   °CISO 753D printed XY / flat at 210°C
GENERAL PROPERTIES       
Density   1255kg/m3ISO 1183 
Volume   4.95cm3ISO 1183 
pH   5.7  1% in H2O
a. Organic based color. b. DSC = Differential Scanning Calorimetry at 10°C/minute.

Note: results are generated according to the valid testing standards indicated above and the standard operating procedures used by the testing facilities.

Standard Color Range

  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Pink

ColorWorks® ColorForward® consumer color directions 2018

  • LONGITUDe, LATITuDE, aLTITUDE - North Sense (light green)
  • NeRDYLICIOUS - cout << "Hello, Nerd!\n"; (dark grey)
  • tHROUGH THE MIRROR - Melting Souls (blue-green)
  • NEWmORROW - Get up, stand up! (warm orange)

ColorWorks® ColorForward® consumer color directions 2019

  • MADE IN HUMAN - Protect the core (red)

Delivery Form

1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameter 3D printer filament.

Packaging

1 kg and 5 kg spools of 3D printer filament.
Custom sizes are available upon request.

Storage

Ideally store the 3D printer filament in a cool, dry place at temperatures between 5 to 25°C in a sealed container with the provided Clariant Desi Pak® desiccant bag. If the 3D printer filament has been exposed to moisture, please dry at 60°C for at least 8 hours with a vacuum or desiccant drying system if possible. Minimum shelf life is 1 year from the date of shipping when properly stored.
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