PolyPropylene 3D printing Filament Sample by Filaprint

Suitable for food contact articles • Dishwasher & Microwave safe
£1.95

Product information

PP is an easy to print general purpose low density Polypropylene. PP Natural/Clear has been developed for optical clarity while maintaining mechanical performance and a superb layer adhesion. PP high stretch ability, decent flexibility and chemical/fatigue resistance makes it suitable for a variety of household articles and containers.

PP can also be used for engineering articles such as living-hinges and snap-fit fastener materials. Lastly PP can be used to print dishwasher & microwave safe objects. PP is a cost-effective all round filament suitable for a broad variety of needs.


Features:

• High chemical & Fatique resistance

• High elongation before break

• Superb layer adhesion

• Suitable for food contact articles

• Dishwasher & Microwave safe

Additional info: PP does not adhere to any print sticker well enough to counteract warp on large objects, therefore we recommend a Polypropylene sheet (inexpensive) so that no heated bed is required. Adherence improves when the first layer temperature is higher. Printing with a raft improves bottom layer removal and evens out any rough/raised areas on the PP sheet or sellotape (see below). Polypropylene can be used on most common desktop FDM or FFF technology 3D printers. Storage: Cool and dry (15-25˚C) and away from UV light. This enhances the shelf life significantly.

Note:  On advice from a customer PP can also be printed on Sellotape, obviously on the back and not on the sticky side!

Wikipedia

Polypropylene (PP), also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications. An addition polymermade from the monomer propylene, it can be produced in a variety of structures giving rise to applications including packaging and labeling, textiles, plastic parts and reusable containers of various types, laboratory equipment, automotive components, and medical devices. It is a white, mechanically rugged material, and is resistant to many chemical solvents, bases and acids.[1]

In 2013, the global market for polypropylene was about 55 million tonnes.[2] Polypropylene is the world's second-most widely produced synthetic plastic, after polyethylene.

Filament specs.

Size

Ø tolerance

Roundness

1,75mm

± 0,05mm

≥ 95%

2,85mm

± 0,10mm

≥ 95%

Material properties

Description

Test method

Typical value

Specific gravity

ASTM D1505

0,9 g/cc

MFR 230°C/2,16 kg

8,0 g/10 min

Tensile strength at yield

ASTM D638

12 Mpa

Elongation at break

ASTM D638

>600%

Flexural modulus

ASTM D790

402 MPa

Hardness

ASTM D2240

D50

Printing temp.

DF

230 - 250°C

Melting temp

190 - 220°C

Vicat Softening Temperature

103°C

    

Technical Specifications

Weight 0.025kg
Brand Filaprint

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