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100% biobased, biodegradable and compostable PLLA suitable for bioengineering research.

The PLLA filament is an environmentally friendly filament manufactured by 3D4Makers, a Dutch brand specialized in innovative materials for FDM 3D printing. The key features of the PLLA filament are its high transparency and the fact that it is biodegradable, industrially compostable (NF EN 13432:2000 standard) and 100 % biobased on non-GMO renewable vegetal resources (NF EN 16785-1 standard)by means of synthesis by fermentation.

The 3D4Makers PLLA is characterized by relative stiffness, good resistance to mild solvents and high crystallinity (60-70%), and it exhibits mechanical properties similar to those of polystyrene. This filament also has an excellent adhesion between layers, which translated to improved impact resistance, strength and durability. Furthermore, the PLLA filament extrudes smoothly thanks to the fact that the 3D4Makers filaments do not come into contact with water during the production process and are directly packaged in a vacuum packaging.

PLLA is also known for its biocompatibility, which makes it popular in bioengineering research applications, medical applications in the research phase or food applications such as food packaging. This 3D4Makers PLLA filament meets the European regulations EC No. 1935/2004, EC No. 2023/2006 and EC No. 10/2011 concerning plastic materials and articles coming into contact with food.

Elongation at break (%) 5
Tensile strength (MPa) 50
Tensile modulus (MPa) 3500
Flexural modulus (MPa) 3350
Surface hardness 9
Softening temperature (ºC) 55
Translucent Translucent
Biodegradable Biodegradable
Alimentary use Alimentary use

The 3D4Makers PLLA filament should be extruded at a temperature of 180-220 ºC onto a bed heated to 40-60 ºC at a speed of 15-30 mm/s. The recommended bed material is a PEI sheet, a carbon fiber plate or a glass plate. Adhesion to the build surface can be improved with the help of Magigoo.

The PLLA filament should be stored in a cool and dry place, in a sealed bag with a desiccant, such as the Slice Engineering filament drying capsule, in a vacuum sealed container or in a filament drying case. If stored improperly, the filament will absorb moisture from the air, which can lead to quality degradation of the material and failed prints. In case the filament absorbs too much moisture, it should be dried before printing for 3 hours at 60 ºC in a filament dryer.

General information
Manufacturer 3D4Makers
Material PLLA
Format Spool of 750 g 
Density 1.24 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0.05 mm
Filament length ±251.5 m (Ø 1.75 mm - 0.75 Kg)
±94.8 m (Ø 2.85 mm - 0.75 Kg)
Color Natural
RAL/Pantone -
Print settings
Printing temperature 180-220 ºC
Print bed temperature 40-60 ºC
Closed Chamber 
Cooling fan -
Recommended printing speed 15-30 mm/s
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength (ISO 179) 21 kJ/m2 (unnotched)
Elongation at break (ISO 527) 5 %
Tensile strength (ISO 527) 50 MPa
Tensile Modulus (ISO 527) 3500 MPa
Flexural strength -
Flexural modulus (ISO 178) 3350 MPa
Surface hardness Shore 81 D
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ISO 75-2) 55-60 ºC
Melting temperature 175 ºC
Specific properties
Inflammability UL V0
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) -
Diameter coil (inner hole) -
Coil Width -

* 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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