Polylactic acid(PLA)

Polylactic acid(PLA)

Introduction

  • Polylactic acid commonly known as PLA is a biodegradable thermoplastic.
  • It is easy to print as there is no shrinkage or warping issues occur during printing.
  • PLA can form so many composites as it is easy to blend with other material some commonly used composites are SS-PLA, wood-PLA,
  • PLA is derived from natural resources so it can be constantly renewed.
  • Printed objects will usually have a glossier look & feel
  • It cannot stand too much heat, as standard PLA becomes soft around 50°C, but we can improve it by blending it with other materials.

 

Technical data sheet

Printing Parameters

  • Nozzle temperature: 210 ± 10 °C
  • Bed temperature: 30-40 °C
  • Printing speed: 65-70 mm/s
  • Adhesion: ABS paste
  • Chamber: Open

 

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Applications

  • Can be used in food packaging, bags, disposable tableware, upholstery, disposable garments, hygiene products and even diapers.
  • Surgically implanted screws, pins, artistic prints, rods or mesh simply break down in the body within 6 months to 2 years.