PP BCN3D Filaments
Moisture resistant / Chemical resistant / Lightweight
PP (Polypropylene) is a semycrystalline thermoplastic, known for its resistance to chemical agents. It is completely inert and does not easily interact with any substance, for this reason it is commonly used for the packaging of food and chemicals.
It is a flexible and durable material, with a high resistance to impacts and wear.
Compatibility: Find out the BCN3D printers and filaments compatibility
- Ideal for light parts
- Commonly used in bottles, packaging and containers
- In automotive for non-structural areas of the body
- Plugs and stoppers
- Chemically aggressive environments
- Living hinges
- Pipes, joints and elements in contact with water
- Exceptional resistance to aggressive chemicals such as alkali, acids and organic solvents
- Lightweight and clear
- Flexible and resistant to impacts
- Durable and resistant to fatigue, even at low temperature (-20 ºC)
- Good thermal resistance, up to 100 ºC
- Hydrophobic, non-stick surface
Datasheets:Download safety and technical data sheets
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High-performance material with flexible applicationsLightweight material with excellent chemical resistance and fatigue life suitable for wet environments. It has an elongation at break and a stiffness superior to PA that allows it to be used for flexible applications in aggressive environments.
Chemical resistanceDue to its chemical composition, each thermoplastic polymer is characterised by a different resistance to the different classes of chemicals, including apparently harmless substances such as food and cleaning products.
How to print
For BCN3D Stratos users:
Get a proper printing profile for PP using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Stratos. Download the latest version of BCN3D Stratos.
To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo PP.
Enclosure is required for BCN3D Sigma and Sigmax printers.
High chemical and humidity resistancePP is highly resistant to chemicals and humidity, which allows for disinfection and cleaning without losing its mechanical properties to hydroalcoholic solutions.
Low rigidity and low densityThe combination of low rigidity and low density allows the piece to adapt to the user effortlessly, providing a high level of comfort.
Clips and mechanisms that require certain flexibilityLow rigidity combined with good adhesion between layers allow PP to create safe and strong clips and flexible mechanisms.
Lightweight and waterproof applicationsWith high interlayer adhesion and low density, PP is the perfect choice for lightweight, airtight containers.
Resistant to water and chemicalsYou can use it in contact with liquids and in aggressive environments.