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Natural PLA pellets for making filaments for 3D printing with an extruder.

PLA pellets are small cylinders composed of PLA Luminy LX175. PLA (polylactic acid) is a biodegradable plastic obtained from natural resources such as starch extracted from corn, sugar beet, and wheat.

PLA is one of the most widely used materials in 3D printing today because it does not give off harmful gases and is easy to print.

PLA pellets

Image 1: PLA pellets. Source: Filament2print.

The finish of parts 3D printed with PLA stands out for its glossy finish, which makes it a material widely used for the manufacture of aesthetic or decorative parts, as well as for the creation of non-functional prototypes.

PLA pellets are of the highest quality and do not incorporate recycled or reclaimed material. Because of these qualities, PLA pellets are perfect for 3D printing, achieving high print quality. There are several methods for using pellets in 3D printing:

  • PLA pellets can be used in the manufacture of filament for FDM 3D printers using Filastruder or any other filament extruder.
  • A pellet extruder can be used directly.

To obtain different colors, the PLA material pellets must be combined with the desired dyes. In this way, custom colors can be achieved. This can be very useful, as in some cases it can be difficult to find the exact color required for each application. This is a great advantage, especially when producing small series of parts in a particular color.

Examples of dyes for pellets.

Image 2: Examples of dyes for pellets. Source: Filament2print.

With the combination of PLA pellets and a good filament extruder such as Filastruder, it is possible to obtain 3D printing filament with qualities similar to those of a commercial PLA filament.

When using PLA pellets to make filament with a filament extruder such as Filastruder or using a pellet extruder for direct 3D printing, it should be noted that the extrusion temperature must be regulated in relation to the extrusion speed used.

The temperature suitable for extruding these pellets in Filastruder PLA is between 220 and 230°C. For higher speeds, the extrusion temperature can be increased to 240°C, but in this case, there is a risk of small air bubbles appearing in the filament. For optimal results, it is recommended to read the product's usage tips.

Tensile strength (MPa) 60
Tensile modulus (MPa) 3500
Flexural strength (MPa) 83
Flexural modulus (MPa) 3800
Biodegradable Biodegradable

The temperature suitable for extruding these pellets in Filastruder ABS is between 220 and 230C. For higher speeds can be increased extrusion temperature to 240 ° C, but in this case there is a risk of small air bubbles appearing in the filament.

It is very important to store PLA pellets in an airtight bag to prevent them from absorbing moisture from the environment before use. If the pellets have moisture in them, the filament to be manufactured may contain small imperfections. Once the filament has been manufactured using PLA pellets, it is also recommended to store the filament in a dry place or in an airtight bag. This prevents the filament from absorbing moisture, thus obtaining better results during 3D printing.

General information
Material PLA
Format 1 Kg bag
5 Kg bag
15 Kg bag
Density (ISO 1183) 1.24 g/cm3
Colour Natural
Mechanical properties
Izod impact resistance -
Charpy impact resistance  -
Ultimate breaking strength (D882) 6 %
Maximal deformation at break -
Tensile strength (D882) 60 MPa
Tensile modulus (D882) 3500 MPa
Bending strength (D790) 83 MPa
Bending modulus (D790) 3800 MPa
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Processing temperature 200-240 ºC
Glass transition temperature 60 ºC
Melting temperature -
MFR Ratio 28g/10min @ 220°C/10.0Kg
Additional information
HS Code 3901.1

* The typical values listed in this table should be considered as a reference. We advise you to confirm the final results and properties with your own tests. For further information please refer to the product data sheet.


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