PrimaSELECT Polypropylene 3D printer filament:
PrimaSELECT polypropylene (PP) is a semi-rigid and lightweight material. PP is widely used in storage and packaging applications. Now you can 3D print this impressive material as filament.
PP filament with a high optical transparency
PrimaSELECT PP was developed with a high optical transparency. The clarity does not affect the mechanical properties. PrimaSELECT PP has a very good layer adhesion. This PP produces a very smooth surface during 3D printing. PrimaSELECT PP is ideal for 3D printing hinges or straps. Process this high-performance material as filament on your 3D printer.
Polypropylene – One of the most used plastics
PrimaSELECT PP is one of the materials when it comes to prototyping and end-user products. Polypropylene is one of the most widely used plastics in the world. Thereby PP convinces by its high toughness and fatigue strength. PrimaSELECT PP has a good heat resistance up to over 100 ° C. Furthermore, the material is also resistant to most chemicals and acids, including strong industrial cleaning agents. Prima SELECT PP has a high electrical resistance. PP is insensitive to moisture. Due to the material’s low density, the finished 3D prints are very light.
PP filament is dishwasher and microwave safe
Another argument in favor of PrimaSELECT PP is that the material is dishwasher and microwave safe. This opens up the use in a wide range of applications for this exciting material. PrimaSELECT PP is also fully FDA-approved and complies with EU Regulation No. 1935/2004 on materials. This regulates materials that come into contact with food.
Requirements to 3D print PP
PrimaSELECT PP does not adhere well to normal surfaces such as BuildTak, glass or PEI coatings. The best way to make PrimaSELECT PP adhere well is to use normal packaging tape or polypropylene film. A heated build platform is also required. We recommend you use a 3D printer with a closed build space. If you are making smaller models additively, you can also do this on your open 3D printer.
Nozzle to 3D print PP
You can process PrimaSELECT PP with a conventional nozzle. No special nozzle is required.
The material properties of PrimaSELECT PP:
- Suitable for dishwashers & microwaves
- Very good adhesion of the individual layers
- Approved for food contact by FDA
- High resistance to chemicals – Resistant to fatigue