3D Printlife PLAyPHAb Biodegradable Tough PLA/PHA 3D Printer Filament

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High Strength PLA/PHA 3D Printer Filament


We are not immune to the supply chain issues that have plagued manufacturers over the past year.  This is especially true with some of the more exotic bioplastics featured in our sustainable filaments.


The PHA used to produce PLAyPHAb has been unavailable for many months, but we hope to have new resin to produce more stock sometime in Q2.


PLAyPHAb (play fab) 3d printer filament is a unique high strength PLA/PHA blend that is much less brittle than standard PLA, and does not require a heated bed or enclosure. It is 100% biodegradable like PLA, but is comparable to ABS in terms of its impact strength with greater pliability and elongation at break.


“PLAyPHAb prints very well and is much less brittle and more resilient than our standard PLA.”


- Adam Day, Autodesk BUILD Space.


  • Higher impact, heat, and UV resistance compared to standard PLA
  • Much less brittle and more pliable than PLA
  • Vastly increased shelf life & excellent flow rate
  • Very easy to print
  • Remove supports with ease
  • Heated bed not required


PLAyPHAb delivers greater impact, heat, and UV resistance than PLA, increased flexibility, excellent layer adhesion, produces a glossy finish, and once opened has a tremendous increase in shelf life compared to standard PLA.


“We switched to PLAyPHAb for its consistency, flow rate, and because its shelf life is 10 times greater than standard PLA."


- Trevor Williams, Yale University.


PLAyPHAb is less stringy than PLA during print-head travel, and removing support structures is almost trivial and can easily be removed by hand.


PLAyPHAb's added pliability makes it much easier to post process and it is even possible to drill holes in certain parts, which is a tremendous upgrade as drilling through PLA tends to cause parts to crack.


Made in the USA with 100% virgin resins and precision manufacturing combined to deliver the ultimate in consistent 3d printing for hobbyists to Industry 4.0.



See Matt Stutz's review in Make Magazine



PLAyPHAb meets ASTM D6400 standards for biodegradability and maintains a dimensional accuracy better than +/- 0.05mm.


Every inch of PLAyPHAb is measured to ensure that it is within the strictest standards for quality, diameter, and ovality. Each spool of PLAyPHAb is carefully wound to exacting standards to minimizing crossovers and loopbacks that can lead to snags and snaps. PLAyPHAb is 750g of filament wound onto a heavy recycled cardboard spool that is biodegradable and bound with a recyclable tin end cap. In fact the entire spool can be tossed directly into your recycling bin!


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 and is compatible with Ultimaker printers. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from every spool of PLAyPHAb will be donated to plant a tree. Every spool helps rejuvenate iconic forests in key locations throughout the United States.



3D Printlife is committed to improving sustainability in 3D printing and aiding in the fight against climate change. Our 3D filaments are compatible with your 3D Printer or 3D Pen, and we stock both 1.75mm & 2.85mm diameters.  Featuring materials from FormFutura, Filamentive, Copper3D, FibreTuff, & Keene Village Plastics, our 3D filaments are biodegradable, eco-friendly, tough materials that are modified and optimized for 3d printing,and feature cardboard spooling to help offset your carbon footprint. We offer Pro PLA, PLAyPHAb PLA/PHA, PVA, Enviro ABS, Bio PETG, ALGA algae based PLA, Nylon like DURA, ABS like OMNI, semi flexible YOGA TPU replacement, RePLAy 100% recycled PLA filament, Carbon Fibre, ASA, Polypropylene, PEEK, Carbon Fiber PEEK, PEKK, PEI Ultem, and PPSU. Use your 3D Scanner or your imagination to help create your 3D printed parts. Our sustainable 3D filaments are compatible with FDM 3D Printers including Dremel, Raise3D, Flashforge, Creality, XYZPrinting, QIDI, Syndaver, Robo3D, Prusa, Snapmaker, Monoprice, Lulzbot, MakerBot, and Ultimaker.

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Title 3D Printlife PLAyPHAb Biodegradable Tough PLA/PHA 3D Printer Filament
Manufacturer 3D Printlife
Base Material PLA
Difficulty Easy
Nozzle Temperature 220℃ - 240℃
Heated Bed Required? No
Print Bed Temperature 0°C - 60°C (if available)
Bed Adhesion Glass Plate, Tape, Buildtak, PEI
Enclosure Required? No
Nozzle Size ≥ 0.15mm
Print Speed 50mm/s
Fan Speed 100%
Flow Rate 100%
Retraction ± 5mm
Spool Weight 750g
Drying Optional
Minimum Nozzle Temp 220℃
CA Prop 65 Y
Dimensional Accuracy < +/- 0.05mm
Other Recommendations Infill ≥35%
Settings Note: The settings above are meant as a guide to find your optimal print settings. They should work well for most printers, but every printer is different. Please feel free to experiment outside these ranges if you think it is suitable for your printer.
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