Is PolyTerra™ PLA biodegradable?
The short answer is no in a way that it would not degrade when throwing it on the side of the road. PolyTerra™ PLA requires specific conditions to degrade which can be achieved in industrial composting facilities.
We developed a formula which can degrade faster than regular PLA while maintaining excellent printability which allows a step forward towards improving the end of life of our PLA in our industry.
Compostability report and more detail information here.
Printing and Drying Settings?
Printing Temperature: 190˚C - 230˚C
Bed Temperature: 25˚C - 60˚C
Printing Speed: 30mm/s - 70mm/s
Retraction Distance: 1mm
Retraction Speed: 20mm/s
Retraction Distance: 3mm
Retraction Speed: 40mm/s
Drying Settings: 55˚C for 6h
(Only if the material has absorbed moisture)
What makes PolyTerra™ PLA unique?
- Matte Finish
- Come in 33 different colors
- Easy self support removal
- Comes in recycled cardboard box and spool
- Plants a tree for every spool near the region of purchase
- Large community of users
- Easy to paint
- Easy to sand (compare to regular PLA)
What makes it unique is that all the above are combined in one single product: PolyTerra™ PLA
- Spool Dimensions?
1kg cardboard spool:
Spool Inner Hole Diameter: 55±1mm
Spool Diameter: 200±1mm
Spool Width: 65.6±2mm
Spool Weight: 140±7g