- Diameter: 1.75mm.
- Weight: 0.7kg.
- Print temperature: 240-260°C.
- Melt temperature: 190-220˚C.
- Storage: cool & dry (15-25°C), away from UV light.
Note: The values shown are an indication and could differ between different printers. Please refer to our support page for more information.
What is PP (polypropylene) filament?
PP stands for polypropylene and is an almost unbreakable plastic. The material is reasonably stiff, light and has a high temperature resistance. The disadvantage of this material is that the structure ensures that the printed parts quickly warp after cooling, making it a challenge to print PP models well.
In contrast to ABS and PLA, which are amorphous plastics, polypropylene is a semi-crystalline plastic. This means that the structure of the material is different and therefore it cools and solidifies differently. This means that warping is lurking.
Polypropylene is a light and flexible material that is often used for packaging. The material is not susceptible to fatigue, but it is not very strong. It is suitable for caps with a plastic hinge for example, which often opens and closes.
Tip: PP is very difficult to print without any shrinkage and is therefore mainly reserved for the advanced 3D printer.