Ultrafuse® rPET

Sustainability Meets High Performance

PET is mainly known by the well-known PET bottle material. This recycled has a natural transparent blueish look. It has excellent 3D printing properties and good mechanical characteristics.

Buy the material

Description

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 medical equipment. Components printed with Ultrafuse® rPET print, look and perform as outstandingly as our PET filament made from virgin raw material.

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 -60 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.

Use Case of Ultrafuse® rPET

Surfboard

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.

Read More

Next Steps

Get in touch

Do you have questions about our materials, technologies or services? Get in touch now!

Get in touch

More Ultrafuse® Standard Filaments