pp filament

 

Very functional with a wide range of applications

What is pp filament?

 

PP stands for polypropylene, which is virtually unbreakable. A thermoplastic 3D printing filament that is durable, break-resistant, fatigue-resistant and semi-flexible. A property of PP filament is that the parts warp quickly after cooling due to the molecular structure of the material. This makes it challenging to print PP models properly.  However, if done correctly, the models have great potential with a smooth, visually appealing finish.

What is pp filament?

 

PP stands for polypropylene, which is virtually unbreakable. A thermoplastic 3D printing filament that is durable, break-resistant, fatigue-resistant and semi-flexible. A property of PP filament is that the parts warp quickly after cooling due to the molecular structure of the material. This makes it challenging to print PP models properly.  However, if done correctly, the models have great potential with a smooth, visually appealing finish.

properties

 

PP filament is reasonably stiff, lightweight and has high temperature resistance. PP models are water-resistant and resistant to fatigue from repeated use. It is a semi-crystalline plastic, which differs from the more common amorphous plastics ABS and PLA. This means that PP does not gradually soften as the temperature rises, but retains its shape until enough heat has been absorbed and it then quickly liquefies.

properties

PP filament is reasonably stiff, lightweight and has high temperature resistance. PP models are water-resistant and resistant to fatigue from repeated use. It is a semi-crystalline plastic, which differs from the more common amorphous plastics ABS and PLA. This means that PP does not gradually soften as the temperature rises, but retains its shape until enough heat has been absorbed and it then quickly liquefies.

The advantages of PP filament

Excellent durability and toughness

Chemical resistance

Food safe

Lightweight

Semi-flexible and break-resistant

Applicatons

 

PP is often used for packaging due to its flexibility and fatigue resistance. It is a great material for storage containers. PP is suitable for caps or lids with hinges for example, which are often opened and closed. Functional parts, medical and orthosis, food contact safe production, chemical and solvent resistant parts, prototyping and modelling.

applications

PP is often used for packaging due to its flexibility and fatigue resistance. It is a great material for storage containers. PP is suitable for caps or lids with hinges for example, which are often opened and closed. Functional parts, medical and orthosis, food contact safe production, chemical and solvent resistant parts, prototyping and modelling.

Specifications

Diameter: 1.75 mm
Weight: 0.7kg
Print temperature: 240-260°C
Melt temperature: 190-220°C
Print bed temperature: ±60˚C
Storage: Cool & dry (15-25°C), away from UV light.
Note: The values shown are an indication and could differ between different printers. Please refer to our support page for more information

 

  • Strength
  • Flexibility 
  • Stiffness
  • Print Temperature
  • Ease of Use

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