PVA BCN3D Filaments

Support material / Water-soluble



PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol) is a water-soluble thermoplastic, widely adopted as a support material for FFF 3D printers. Optimized for the FFF manufacturing process, our PVA is compatible with most of BCN3D filaments and can be easily printed to create the support and then dissolved with ordinary water.

PVA supports allow to achieve better surface quality, to orientate the part to get better mechanical properties and even to print multi-component models and mechanisms.

Compatibility: Find out the BCN3D printers and filaments compatibility


  • Exceptional adhesion with PLA
  • Also great in combination with PET-G, TPU and Nylon
  • Water-soluble supports for partially enclosed cavities and complex geometries
  • Sacrificial moulds
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  • Improved thermal stability to avoid jamming and degradation issues
  • Dissolves easily with ordinary water
  • Compatible with most 3D printing filaments
  • Better printability
  • Moisture sensitive
  • Biodegradable


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The best way to optimize the use of PVA for 3D printing

In 3D printing, using PVA as a support material allows to obtain geometrically-complex parts without damaging the print quality. In this guide, we share our experts’ advice to optimize this material to the maximum, ensuring the best results at the lowest possible cost.

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How to print

Printer setting

Extruder temp.
210° C - 230° C
Bed temp.
60° C
Cooling fan
Min. layer height

For BCN3D Stratos users:

Get a proper printing profile for PVA using the ones integrated into the BCN3D. Download the latest version of BCN3D Stratos.

Bed adhesion:

To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.


  • Store it in an airtight container with desiccant.
  • Dry filament before printing. Place it in an oven or in a dehydrator at 50ºC for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Clean the hotend after you’ve used PVA, before starting printing with other materials.