Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) 85
3D printer filament
Clariant TPU 85 3D printer filament meets numerous customer requests for more flexible and softer materials. Clariant’s standard TPU 85 3D printer filament uses a Shore A 85 TPU with high tensile strength, excellent wear resistance and high flowability. Clariant adds Licolub® WE 4 and Hostavin® B-CAP® via a Renol® masterbatch to provide an optimized TPU for 3D printing and end use application.
- High elasticity
- High abrasion resistance
- High shear strength
- Good interlayer adhesion
- Improved lubricity for better printability
- Resistance to ultraviolet radiation
- Parts requiring softness
*Subject to detailed product specifications.
Note: TPU’s with different shore hardness and/or chemical class are available by request.
- Ideally printed with a direct drive extruder
- Print Temperature = 195-220°C
- Print Speed = 10-30 mm/s
- Bed Adhesion = Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) glue directly on glass, polyimide film or directly on a PEI surface
- Bed Temperature = ideally heated up to 40°C
- Fan Settings = medium to high
Note: parameters are dependent on printer used; Clariant tests were performed on a Sharebot 42 printer.
Typical Property Values
|Property||Typical Values||Units||Test Method||Test Specimen|
|Tensile stress at yield, 50 mm/min||11||12||11||16||MPa||ISO 527||Injection molded|
|Tensile elongation at break, 50 mm/min||no break||no break||no break||>640||%||ISO 527||Injection molded|
|Tensile modulus (modulus of elasticity), 1 mm/min||24||23||22||MPa||ISO 527||Injection molded|
|Flexural modulus||no break||no break||no break||23||MPa||ISO 178||injection molded|
|Flexural strength||no break||no break||no break||2||MPa||ISO 178||Injection molded|
|Izod impact notched||no break||no break||no break||MPa||ISO 180||Injection molded|
|Melting point||°C||ISO 11357, DSCb|
|Glass transition temperature||°C||ISO 11357, DSCb|
Note: results are generated according to the valid testing standards indicated above and the standard operating procedures used by the testing facilities.
Available ColorsStandard Color Range
- Fashion pink (soft pink)
- Metallic orange
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)
Packaging and HandlingDelivery Form
1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameter 3D printer filament.
1 kg and 5 kg spools of 3D printer filament.
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.
Please contact us for safety and regulatory details or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).