Eco-Frendly PETG 3D Printer Filament
Coming in April 2018 - Available for Pre-Order Now
Using the same bio-additive technology as our Enviro™ ABS, 3D Printlife's BioPETG™ is specially formulated to be consumed by bacteria once it enters a landfill to energy facility or a commercial compost.
PETG (also called co-polyester) is a modified version of PET. The added (G) glycol prevents the material from crystallizing and becoming breakable making it an excellent material for 3d printing.
PETG is the most commonly used plastic in the world and it is one of the easiest to recycle, but it isn't biodegradable. Now with our proprietary bio-additive technology, BioPETG™ is the first PETG filament that is environmentally friendly.
BioPETG™ meets ASTM D5338 standards for biodegradability and maintains a dimensional accuracy better than +/- 0.03mm.
BioPETG™ combines many of the benefits of ABS with the ease of printing associated with PLA in one material:
- High impact resistance
- High strength and durability
- Excellent layer adhesion
- Excellent pliability
- Very low shrinkage, therefore little to no warping making it deal for large prints
- Smooth finish
- No heated bed required
- High temperature resistance
- Odorless printing
- Excellent chemical and water resistance
- Excellent geometric accuracy
- Can be sterilized
- Strong but flexible (ideal for drones, mechanical parts, & robotics)
- FDA compliant
As with all materials there is a settings "sweet spot" that will vary from one printer to another. BioPETG™ is no different, but once you're dialed in printing with BioPETG™ is a dream. Here are some general setting guidelines:
- Set your nozzle temperature between 235°C and 250°C.
- Print with cooling fan at 100%
- Print with cooling fan at 100%
- A heated bed is not required but start between 70°C - 80°C if available.
- Set print speed around 55mm/sec or less.
- Try starting with an additional .2mm gap in the Z axis to avoid skimming.
As you know 3D Printlife is committed to reducing the environmental impact of 3d printing, so as always a portion of the proceeds from every spool of BioPETG™ will be donated to environmental charity plant a tree. One spool equals one tree, rejuvenating iconic forests in key locations throughout the United States.
BioPETG™ is made in the USA with the highest quality materials and extrusion processes available. Every inch of BioPETG™ is measured to ensure that it is within the strictest standards for quality, diameter and ovality. 3D Printlife uses high quality 100% virgin resins and colorants in filament manufacturing. Each spool of BioPETG™ is carefully wound to exacting standards to minimizing crossovers and loopbacks that can lead to snags and snaps.
The packaging is also thoughtfully designed to be environmentally friendly. 3D Printlife's filament spool is made of heavy 100% recycled cardboard that is biodegradable and bound together with a recyclable tin cap. The spool includes both a cutout for viewing filament and dual puncture slots to secure filament when not in use. The flange can even rotate to in either direction to aid in securing the filament wherever it has been cut. The spool was specifically designed for universal fit with most 3d printers in use worldwide.
< +/- 0.03mm
235°C to 250°C
Print Bed Temperature
70°C to 80°C - (if available)
Set around 55mm/sec or less
Try starting with an additional .2mm gap in the Z axis to avoid skimming