Vinyl 303 (PVC)


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Basic plastic with advanced mechanical properties, durability and impact resistance.

PVC (PolyVinylChloride) is a material present in many elements that are used on a day-to-day basis, such as windows, containers, pipes, etc. His discovery, like many other materials, was by accident twice in the nineteenth century, where the polymer appeared as a white solid in vinyl chloride bottles after exposure to sunlight. For many years this material was only a laboratory curiosity, but at the beginning of the 20th century, the main world powers began to develop this polymer, becoming one of the most important discoveries of the middle of that century.

The Vinyl 303 (PVC) is one of the materials that are part of the industrial filament family of Fillamentum, along with others such as ASA, CPE HG100, Nylon FX256Nylon CF15, FlexFill 98A, HIPS Extrafill, etc. Fillamentum is one of the world's leading manufacturers of materials for 3D printing FDM, with the largest range of materials and colors. The Vinyl 303 is a basic plastic with advanced mechanical properties, durability and impact resistance, a set of properties that give it the name of industrial material.

Profile made with Vinyl 303 Black

Image 1: Profile made with Vinyl 303 Black. Source: Fillamentum

This material has many advantages, both mechanical and printing. In the section of mechanical advantages, the Vinyl 303 has a great resistance to the traction, hardness and resistance to the impact, properties combined with a big stability to the heat, maintaining the dimensional stability during 40 minutes to 200ºC. In the part of printing advantages, this type of PVC shows a good bond between layers, good adhesion to the base and an incredible surface finish. Other features to highlight are low moisture absorption, chemical resistance to oils, salts, solutions, water and other chemical elements, the possibility of being recycled to be free of styrene and that complies with RoHS. RoHS is a European Union Directive that restricts the use of six hazardous materials, which were found in electronic and electrical products. Thanks to the fact that the Vinyl 303 has RoHS, it is possible to manufacture parts of electrical or electronic products and obtain the CE certificate.

Like the conventional PVC, the Vinyl 303 is an ideal material for an infinity of applications, like the manufacture of tubes to measure, profiles, functional prototypes and final pieces.

Pipes with thread made with Vinyl 303 Natural

Image 2: Pipes with thread made with Vinyl 303 Natural. Soruce: Fillamentum
Elongation at break (%) 13.1
Tensile strength (MPa) 46.1
Surface hardness 8
Softening temperature (ºC) 71
UV resistance UV resistance
Moisture resistance Moisture resistance
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance
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Once the printing with the Vinyl 303 is finished, the HotEnd filament must be removed to avoid the degradation of the nozzle. It is also very important to avoid keeping the material stopped in the nozzle at high temperature for a long time (10 minutes), otherwise the filament will start to carbonize and there will be a very important jam. It is recommended to ventilate the room where the 3D printer is located to evacuate the harmful gases that are released during printing, which can affect the user and the stainless steel parts of the impresora 3D.

If you need more adhesion to the base, it is recommended to use some adhesive, such as Magigoo3DLac or DimaFix.

General information
Manufacturer Fillamentum (Czech Republic)
Material PVC (Vinyl 303)
Format Pack of 50 g
Spool of 0.75 kg 
Density 1.35 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
Filament length ±231 m (Ø1.75 mm)
±87 m (Ø2.85 mm)
Color Black or Natural
RAL/Pantone -
Print settings
Printing temperature 215-230ºC
Print bed temperature 80ºC
Chamber temperature Not necessary
Cooling fan Not recommended (max. 20%)
Recommended printing speed 30-40 mm/s
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break (10-LA 049) 13.1% 
Tensile strength (10-LA 049) 46.1 MPa 
Tensile Modulus -
Flexural strength  -
Flexural modulus -
Surface hardness (10-LA 031) Shore 78D
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ISO 306) 71ºC 
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency  Opaque
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outside) 200 mm
Diameter coil (inner hole) 55 mm
Coil Width 50 mm

* The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.

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