Economy PLA Black, 1.75mm, 1 kg
- Economy PLA 3D Printer Filament
- Compounded and Extruded in the UK
- 95% recycled material
- 100% recyclable cardboard spool and packaging
TRADE PRICE: £13.99 + VAT if you have a business account. If not, sign-up here.
BULK DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE: please contact us for quantities ≥50 units.
Economy PLA is a UK PLA filament for 3D printing, made with up to 99.99% recycled material.
To avoid being landfilled, PLA waste has been sourced from a EU supplier before being compounded and extruded in the North of England, and spooled onto 100% recyclable cardboard reels.
Post-industrial (pre-consumer) waste is material diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process. It is single-source waste - free of debris - which mitigates the risk of contamination. Utilising post-industrial recycled material also ensures optimal 3D printing performance, in line with ‘virgin’ material.
To learn more about recycled material and its use as recycled filament for 3D printing, see this blog post.
Patented technology has been applied to ensure easy printing - with minimal warping. Economy PLA is ideal for general prototyping and non-industrial applications that do not require impact resistance and / or load bearing.
Standard PLA settings are advised, though experimenting with your own parameters is recommended due to the many variables involved in 3D printing hardware / software.
To optimise 3D print quality, we strongly recommend the use of a dust filter when 3D printing with Economy PLA. This is a link to some options available for free download via Printables.com.
Domenico Lamberti (verified owner) –
much like all of Filamentive’s materials, the Economy PLA prints beautifully, smooth like butter. From the small sections I measured (albeit with my questionable calipers) it was within 0.03mm, and for this cheap, cant really ask for more. The colour on the black spool I have here is consistent, I find with a lot of black filament it can be splotchy, but not this. it is glossy, but not overtly so, its definitely not a PETG gloss, but glossies than many black PLAs I’ve tried.
The wind on the spool is nice and consistent with enough of a “tail” on the end so you arent likely to slip when loading up the filament into the printer. sadly that’s about the nicest thing I can say about the spool. it’s a very loosely corrugated cardboard, it is very soft and fragile, mine arrived dented and bend on one of the edges, plus this soft cardboard doesn’t work in roller bearing spool holders, like my Prusa Mini, however on “normal” throughhole spool holders, like on most other printers this wont be an issue.