PP
Oct 04

PP

 POLYPROPYLENE is our easy to print general purpose low-density Polypropylene. PP has been developed for optical clarity while maintaining mechanical performance and a superb layer adhesion. Polypropylenes 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.

PP features:

  • High chemical & Fatique resistance
  • High elongation before break
  • Superb layer adhesion
  • Suitable for food contact articles
  • Dishwasher & Microwave safe
Sizeø toleranceRoundness
1,75mmø 0,05mm95%
2,85mmø 0,10mm95%
DescriptionTestmethodTypical value
Specific gravityASTM D15050,9 g/cc
MFR 230°C / 2,16 kgISO 11338,0 g/10 min
Tensile strengthASTM D63812 Mpa
Strain at breakASTM D638>600%
Flexural modulusASTM D790402 MPa
HardnessASTM D224050D
DescriptionTestmethodTypical value
printing temp.DF240±10˚C
melting temp.-205±15˚C
vicat softening temp.-103˚C

Colours:

PP is available from stock in its natural transparent color.
For other non stock colours please ask our team.
cl1
bk1
wh1

Packaging:

PP is available in nearly any type of  packaging and labelling. Ask our team to help you customizing your product.

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 removability and evens out unconformities in the PP sheet.

PP 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.