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PP with glass fibers, resistant to UV radiation, chemicals, humidity and corrosion.

Alongside the PP3D filament, the high flow industrial-grade PP GF filament is another polypropylene material in the Recreus portfolio, designed especially for FFF and FGF 3D printing. PP GF is a specialized polypropylene compound reinforced with glass fibers. This combination gives PP GF the flexibility of polypropylene and the robustness of fibreglass, resulting in durable, high quality prints with excellent mechanical and flexural strength, great impact strength across temperatures, low density, and high wear and tear resistance.

Video 1: The Recreus PP GF filament. Source: Recreus.

Apart from those properties, the Recreus PP GF stands out thanks to its specialized properties such as chemical and thermal resistance, UV resistance, resistance to humidity and corrosion, waterproofing and insulating properties, as well as recyclability

The Recreus PP GF filament is very easy to print since it exhibits low to no warping and no stringing. It demonstrates great interlayer adhesion and adheres well to the build plate. The finish of the 3D printed parts is matte with almost imperceptible layer lines.

Part 3D printed with the PP GF filament.

Image 1: Part 3D printed with the PP GF filament. Source: Recreus.

PP GF's resistance to harsh environments makes it an ideal material for a wide variety of applications where the main requirement for the part is excellent mechanical strength together with ease of processing and stability of the constructed part. Such applications include:

  • Automotive and transportation: thanks to its high strength, impact resistance and chemical resistance, PP GF can be used to manufacture automotive body parts or fuel tanks.
  • Building and construction materials: PP GF is very popular in this sector for the manufacturing of roof tiles and pipes due to its resistance to moisture and chemicas.
  • Electrical equipments: the Recreus PP with glass fibre can be used to manufacture electrical equipment components, such as circuit boards and electrical panels, due to its resistance to high temperatures and low electrical conductivity.
  • Marine products: in this sector, the Recreus PP GF can be used to make fuel tanks, storage compartments and ship structures thanks to its resistance to humidity and corrosion, and waterproofing properties.

These are just a few examples of the many applications of the Recreus PP GF filament. It offers many advantages over standard PP GF materials and is perfect for the 3D printing of not only functional prototypes or tooling but also for end-use applications in harsh environments.

Elongation at break (%) 3
Tensile strength (MPa) 65
Flexural modulus (MPa) 3400
Softening temperature (ºC) 155
Fatigue resistance Fatigue resistance
UV resistance UV resistance
Lightweight Lightweight
Fiber reinforced Fiber reinforced
Moisture resistance Moisture resistance
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance

The Recreus PP GF filament should be stored in a dry environment at temperatures under 60 ºCProper storage will ensure that the filament does not degrade, extrudes properly and produces parts with correct thermomechanical properties. Before printing, the filament should be stored in a sealed bag with desiccant, in a vacuum sealed filament container or an intelligent filament container. During printing, the spool can be placed in a filament drying case

Since the Recreus PP GF filament contains glass fibers, using a standard nozzle will lead to its excessive wear and a decrease in print quality. This is why the manufacturer recommends using a minimal nozzle diameter of 0.4-0.6 mm. The best kind of nozzle for fiber reinforced filaments is a hardened steel nozzle, a tungsten carbide nozzle or a Ruby nozzle. The recommended layer height for this filament is 0.2 mm and the best retraction parameter is 2-3 mm at a speed of 25-50 mm/s.

General information
Manufacturer Recreus
Material PP with glass fiber
Format Spool of 600 g
Spool of 2500 g
Density 1.03 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance -
Filament length ±242.2 m (Ø1.75 mm-0.6 Kg)
±91.3 m (Ø2.85 mm-0.6 Kg)
±1009.1 m (Ø1.75 mm-2.5 Kg)
±380.5 m (Ø2.85 mm-2.5 Kg)
Color Black or Natural
RAL/Pantone -
Print settings
Printing temperature 240-260 ºC
Print bed temperature 80 ºC
Chamber temperature -
Cooling fan -
Printing speed 30-60 mm/s
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength  -
Charpy impact strength (ISO 179) 5 kJ/m2 (notched)
Elongation at break (DIN 53504-S2) 3 %
Tensile strength (DIN 53504-S2) 65 MPa
Tensile Modulus -
Flexural strength  -
Flexural modulus (ISO 178) 3400 MPa
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature -
HDT (ISO 75-2) 155 ºC 
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency
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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