3D printer filament


3D printer filament

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November 14, 2019

Clariant developed this 3D printer filament while testing a number of candidate materials for an industrial customer. The customer desired a very strong and tough (not brittle) material that printed with many common 3D printers and would not regularly require drying. Clariant's high impact modified 10% glass fiber reinforced polylactic acid (PLA-HI-GF10) 3D printer filament proved to be the best material for this industrial customer and is now offered as an exceptional material for the production of manufacturing aids and functional parts that require high strength and toughness. Clariant Hostanox® P-EPQ® and Hostavin® ARO 8 are added to PLA-HI-GF10 to improve the heat stability and resistance to thermo-oxidative degradation and yellowing of the material during printing and usage.

  • Semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester
  • Easy to print
  • No odour during printing
  • Very high tensile strength (70 MPa 3D printed in XZ direction)
  • High impact strength
  • Reduced thermo-oxidative degradation
  • Minimized undesired yellowing due to ultraviolet light

  • Manufacturing aids (jigs and fixtures) for industries such as automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, electrical & electronics, packaging and more
  • Functional parts requiring strength and toughness
  • Prototypes
*Subject to detailed product specifications.

Color Range
  • White
  • Black
  • Red
  • Fluorescent orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue

ColorWorks® ColorForward® consumer color directions 2020

  • EYE AM WATCHED - Catch me if you can (orange)
  • Print Temperature = 200-220°C
  • Print Speed = 30-50 mm/s
  • Bed Adhesion = directly on glass or carbon; a thin coating of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) or polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) glue may be applied to the bed to further enhance adhesion
  • Bed Temperature = ideally heated up to 60°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 S5 printer.

Property Typical ValuesUnitsTest MethodTest Specimen
  white blackblueanatural    
Tensile stress at yield, 50 mm/min84 76 MPaISO 527Injection molded
  ---- MPaISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 220°C
  ---- MPaISO 5273D printed XZ / on edge at 220°C
  ---- MPaISO 5273D printed ZX / upright at 220°C
Tensile stress at break, 50 mm/min849876 MPaISO 527Injection molded
  6765 MPaISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 220°C
  8170 MPaISO 5273D printed XZ / on edge at 220°C
  3230 MPaISO 5273D printed ZX / upright at 220°C
Tensile elongation at yield, 50 mm/min2.6
2.4 %ISO 527Injection molded

 ---- %ISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 220°C
  ---- %ISO 5273D printed XZ / on edge at 220°C
  ---- %ISO 5273D printed ZX / upright at 220°C
Tensile elongation at break, 50 mm/min2.72.12.5 %ISO 527Injection molded
  1.52.0 %ISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 220°C
  1.61.9 %ISO 5273D printed XZ / on edge at 220°C
  1.61.0 %ISO 5273D printed ZX / upright at 220°C
Tensile modulus (modulus of elasticity), 1 mm/min634968805135 MPaISO 527Injection molded

 55655094 MPaISO 5273D printed XY / flat at 220°C
  59755193 MPaISO 5273D printed XZ / on edge at 220°C
33612864 MPaISO 5273D printed ZX / upright at 220°C
Flexural modulus455561655138 MPaISO 178Injection molded
Flexural strength102142122 MPaISO 178Injection molded
Izod impact notched 

 kJ/m2ISO 180Injection molded
Charpy impact notched5.94.25.6 kJ/m2ISO 179 Injection molded

 kJ/m2ISO 1793D printed XY / flat at 220°C 
Charpy impact unnotched303028 kJ/m2ISO 179 Injection molded
  2124 kJ/m2ISO 1793D printed XY / flat at 220°C
Melting point
175175-178174-175°CISO 11357, DSCb 
Glass transition temperature
606758-62°CISO 11357, DSCb 
Heat deflection temperature at 1.8 MPa (A)104112  °CISO 75Injection molded
 °CISO 753D printed XY / flat at 220°C
Heat deflection temperature at 0.45 MPa (B)135148 
°CISO 75Injection molded
 °CISO 753D printed XY / flat at 220°C
Density 13191298
kg/m3ISO 1183 
pH 5.96.2
  1% in H2O
Water content - coulometric Karl Fischer  2300 μg/gISO 12937 
Water content - coulometric Karl Fischer  70 μg/gISO 1551260°C for 8 hours in a vacuum oven
non-volatile-matter content ~13~10 %ISO 3251 
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.

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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