Environmentally friendly material
PLA is one of the main types of filament used in 3D printing, being the easier material to work with and even more environmentally friendly than most materials because it is biodegradable.
Lactic polyacid (PLA), is produced from lactic acid obtained from renewable sources such as corn starch, sugar cane, tapioca roots and potato starch.
The PLA’s biodegradation process lasts 180 days in composting conditions, which means that is necessary to have 80% humidity and a constant temperature of 60ºC, without producing toxic residues. In addition, the lactic polyacid is still recyclable, as long as the process takes place with pure PLA plastics or in the proportion of up to 1% PLA with 99% conventional resins. PLA can also be incinerated without the release of toxic resins.
Very easy to print
Less warping than other 3D printing materials
Does not require a heated bed
Broad range of printing applications
Best “standard” material for home and office 3D Printing of decorative objects
Quick and easy prototying
Moldable with hot water (+60ºC)