About PLA Filament

What is PLA 3D printer filament?

PLA filament is a thermoplastic polymer made strictly from renewable resources. PLA, or Poly Lactic Acid, is generated from biodegradable material like cornstarch, potato starch, sugarcane and tapioca roots, and has a smooth, shiny appearance. PLA filament is popular for its ease of use, natural ability to break down and superior print detail capabilities.

Advantages of PLA filament

PLA filament is the most common type of 3D printer filament used.

  • PLA 3D printer filament is the most environment-friendly 3D filament solution.
  • Because of its low toxicity, PLA filament is a very popular choice in the 3D printing community.

PLA filament types


Run Conditions

Bed Temp: N/A
Run Temp: 195-215 o C


Density: 1.24  g/cm3
Tensile Strength: N/A
Rockwell Hardness: N/A
Melting Temp: 145-160 o C

Common Uses

For general purpose parts requiring high detail where aesthetic is preferred, such as prototypes, household items and toys.

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Whether they are questions on PLA filament applications, capabilities or troubleshooting, our COEX 3D Team is ready to assist you.
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