3D-Printing             ABS-Plastic             PLA-Plastic             TPE-Plastic



What is PLA-Plastic?


PLA is the abbreviation for Poly Lactic Acid or Polylactide, which is derived mainly from starch or carbohydrate through corn, beet, wheat, or yam by undergoing a series of process such as fermenting, dehydrating, and the eventual polymerizing. PLA is nontoxic, and is contamination-free throughout the entire production procedures. And since the ingredients are biodegradable, the practice of which genuinely realizes the ideal of cycles of nature, PLA is truly an environmentally-friendly high-molecular substance.




BotFeeder™ PLA-Plastic
The specific PLA-resins we are currently using in filaments production is 4032D, which is manufactured by NatureWorks LLC, as it is one of the most recognized standard PLA-grade amongst users in the home-use 3D-printers-community. 4032D is considered a better option for beginners as well, since lots of feedback based on filaments deriving from the specific grade are the richest on many forums in such community.


PLA-Plastic Properties


Due to PLA’s excellent mechanical and physical properties it is suitable for different processing technique and a wide array of applications, including injection molding, blow molding, transparent film, adhesive film, food wrapping film, laminate film and all kinds of plastic products dedicated to industrial and household use.



Properties
Test Method
Unit
Test Value
Density
D1505
g/cc
1.24
Tensile Strength

D882
KPsi
15 21
Tensile Modulus

D882
KPsi
500 550
Elongation at Break
D882
%
180 100
Elmendorf Tear
D1922
g/mil
17 14
Melting Point
D3418
155 to 170
Glass Transition Temperature
55 to 60

(All properties measured on 1.0 mil film.)