Ultrafuse® rPET 

Sustainability Meets High Performance

Ultrafuse® rPET is a high-performance 3D printing filament made from recycled PET post-industrial waste. It features excellent mechanical properties and a transparent blueish hue, comparable to virgin PET filaments. Meeting European food safety standards, it offers a sustainable alternative to reduce plastic waste in manufacturing.

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No less than 44 % of total waste* is generated by plastics. The 3D printing community provides a powerful opportunity to make current manufacturing methods more sustainable, so we have challenged ourselves to create a filament made from recycled material that is a serious alternative to filaments made from virgin raw materials.

We are now proud to say that with the new Ultrafuse® rPET we have more than met the challenge. The “r” stands for recycled, as Ultrafuse® rPET is made from recycled PET post industrial waste. Components printed with Ultrafuse® rPET print, look and perform as outstandingly as our PET filament made from virgin raw material.

Ultrafuse® rPET is based on food-safe raw materials (granulate), which are suitable for food contact applications according to the European Plastics Regulation.

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Generally recyclable

Recycled Material

Recycled Packaging

Benefits at a Glance

  • Sustainable alternative to PET
  • Easy to print
  • Great end results

Example Applications

  • Jigs & fixtures
  • Automotive parts
  • Prototyping

Material Properties

  • Tensile Strength (MPa): 14.7 (ZX), 38.6 (XY)
  • Flexural Modulus (MPa): 829(ZX), 1551 (XZ), 1662 (XY)
  • Elongation at Break: 1.2% (ZX), 4.3 %(XY)
  • Impact Strength Izod notched (kJ/m2): 1.5 (ZX), 3.3 (XZ), 4.4 (XY)
  • Impact Strength Izod unnotched (kJ/m2): 4.4 (ZX), 21.9 (XZ), 48.2 (XY)
  • HDT @ 0.45 MPa: 71°C

Printing Guidelines*

  • Nozzle Temperature: 225-245 °C
  • Build Chamber Temperature: -
  • Bed Temperature: 65 - 85 °C
  • Bed Material: Adhesive spray or glue
  • Nozzle Diameter: ≥ 0.4 mm
  • Print Speed: 30 - 150** mm / s

The product data is provided in good faith and represents typical properties based on our current knowledge and experience; these data are not to be construed as specification limits or mini- mum values. Product properties may be changed without notice. This document does not create any liability, warranty or guarantee of product performance. It is the buyer’s responsibility to determine the suitability of Ultrafuse® products for the intended application.

** To achieve faster printing speeds, it may be necessary to raise the nozzle temperature. The highest speed mentioned has been determined through our latest tests, ensuring optimal surface quality with a 0.4mm nozzle and 0.2mm layer height. Please note that as printing technology and equipment evolve, we anticipate the possibility of achieving even faster speeds in the future.

Use Case of Ultrafuse® rPET


The challenge seemed as big as the Pacific Ocean itself: Produce an outstandingly robust and reliable filament – made 100% of recycled waste – that protects the environment, supports the circular economy, and opens up radical new design possibilities.

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