Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) 85
3D printer filament

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) 85

3D printer filament

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Edition Date :
March 15, 2019

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.

General properties
  • High elasticity
  • High abrasion resistance
  • High shear strength
  • Good interlayer adhesion

Optimized benefits
  • Improved lubricity for better printability
  • Resistance to ultraviolet radiation

  • Prototypes
  • Parts requiring softness
  • Gaskets

*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.
Property Typical ValuesUnitsTest MethodTest Specimen
Tensile stress at yield, 50 mm/min11121116MPaISO 527Injection molded
Tensile elongation at break, 50 mm/minno breakno breakno break>640%ISO 527Injection molded
Tensile modulus (modulus of elasticity), 1 mm/min242322 MPaISO 527Injection molded
Flexural modulusno breakno breakno break23MPaISO 178injection molded
Flexural strengthno breakno breakno break2MPaISO 178Injection molded
Izod impact notchedno breakno breakno break MPaISO 180Injection molded
Melting point   
°CISO 11357, DSCb 
Glass transition temperature   
°CISO 11357, DSCb 
Density   1112kg/m3ISO 1183 
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
  • 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)
Delivery Form
1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameter 3D printer filament.

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

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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