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Prusament PLA Recycled 2kg

What can you expect?

Prusament PLA Recycled is our own in-house made filament with ±0.05mm manufacturing tolerance. 100 % of the material consists of recycled Prusament PLA materials, so every batch has a different color. You can inspect the parameters of every spool we made at prusament.com. Check the sample spool!

Made only from recycled Prusament PLA

Waste produced during our in-house production of Prusament PLA is recycled and used as a base for Prusament PLA Recycled. There are no further additives or pigments in the mix.

Smart spool design to save material

We are constantly improving our filament spools. The latest iteration features a core from recycled cardboard and lightweight sides from recycled polycarbonate.

Guaranteed ± 0.05 mm Manufacturing Precision

Even our recycled PLA material is subjected to strict QA control, so you can be sure that your prints will go smoothly and without a hitch.

High Quality You Can Check Yourself

With every spool, you have the unique option to inspect its manufacturing parameters yourself. Scan a QR code on the spool to see all details online (check the sample spool).


 

Read more about Prusament in the article at blog.prusa3d.com or at Prusament.com!

About PLA

PLA melts at a relatively low temperature of about 175 degrees Celsius. Unlike so-called thermoset materials, PLA can be heated past its melting point multiple times with very little degradation. It’s a hard material, but that also means it’s somewhat brittle, and once it breaks, it likes to shatter. Only this material is proven for 50 microns layer height.

However, PLA is not a perfect material and, just like every other plastic, has some disadvantages. The low melting temperature also means low-temperature resistance. Parts start to lose mechanical strength at temperatures over 60 °C.

The combination of being low in UV and temperature resistance means that it’s not ideal for outdoor use. Also, PLA is only soluble in chemicals like chloroform or hot benzene. So when connecting multiple pieces, you’re better off using just glue.

Even though PLA is on its own food safe, we do not recommend repeatedly drinking or eating from your 3D prints. Because of the small fractures on the print surface, bacteria can build up in there over time. You can prevent this by applying a food-safe coating. When post-processing PLA, it’s better to use wet sanding. Without water, you'll quickly start heating the plastic by friction, which will cause it to soften and make it hard to keep sanding.

Printing Setup

Nozzle 215 °C 
Heatbed 50-60 °C 

Basic Attributes

Easy to print Brittle
Can print tiny parts Low temperature resistance
Can print huge objects Difficult post-processing
Hard and tough Every batch of Recycled PLA has a different color
Low warping    
Made only from recycled Prusament PLA without further additives    
 

Notes

This rPLA is made in-house by Prusa Research.

1.75 mm filament is manufactured with precision of +- 0.05 mm

Before printing, make sure the surface of heatbed is clean as described in 3D Printing Handbook.

The 2kg spool won't fit the standard spoolholder, please download and print the 2kg spoolholder.

To dry the filament, please follow the instructions in our article

Reviews

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Lawrence Brennan
Lawrence Brennan2 months ago

I loved the idea of using recycled filament. While 3D printing is great, we do generate a lot of waste, which I do my best to recycle.Some of the other reviews had me worried but given the price and Eco friendliness, I wanted to give it a chance, and in worked great!I was concerned when the spool didn’t fit the stock holder (new MK3S+ owner) but I had and empty spool and larger stand alone spool rack that worked great.As long as this is in stock it’ll be my go too filament.

Schoen Armin
Schoen Armin2 months ago

I have already printed several spools of this filament and I had no Verhedern or other problems ... The winding is not as clean as other prusaments, but it has never caused technical problems for me ...The color ... well, with filament recycling there is not only one color that goes into the pot, but what can be recycled ... and just the color differences I find great ...sure, you should order enough filament for a larger print ... reordering with the same composition should be problematic :) ... but so far I found all the colors I got really great and there is a surprise effect when unpacking ... Will use it again in the future.

Hofmann Patrick
Hofmann Patrick4 months ago

Used it for a few big prints already, no tangling issues like others mentioned.

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