Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a high quality biodegradable plastic derived from petrochemical feedstock which is compostable under home composting conditions. PCL is a polyester that is semi-crystalline leading to a clean white final appearance, the product can be coloured easily. The density of PCL is around 1.2kg/cm3 and it has exceptional mechanical properties. PCL melts around 60°C which makes it a safe thermoplastic to print. And with a glass transition temperature of -60°C the product is extremely flexible and tough.
The unique properties of the 3D4Makers PCL Filament make it particularly suitable for usage in FDM and FFF 3D printers. The material has an excellent adhesion between layers which results in great improvement of the impact resistance, strength, durability and the printing process. Due to the low melting point of PCL it can be re-shaped after 3D printing with water of 55 °C.
The PCL Filament produced by3D4Makers is in compliance with the European regulations EC No. 1935/2004 and EC No. 10/2011 concerning plastic materials and articles coming into contact with food. The colorants used by 3D4Makers to colour the Filament also meet these European regulations.
The moleclar weight according ASTM of our PCL is:
Mn GPC, THF, 25 dg celsius 47500 +/- 2000
Mw GPC, THF, 25 dg celsius 84500 +/- 1000
Mz GPC, THF, 25 gd celsius 130000 +/- 5000
Polydispersity ( Mw/Mn) 1,78
CAS Number 24980-41-4
Purity > 99%
Do not use in medical applications involving permanent implantation in the human body. The PCL Filament produced by 3D4MAKERS meets the European RoHS and REACH guidelines.
- Printing Temperature
- 115 - 145°C
- Bed Temperature
- 30 - 45°C
- BuildTak, Glass with glue, DimaFix