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Our environmentally friendly PLA is excellent for tech accessories, home decor, and more. And when an object requires extra strength, look no further than our PETG.
The massive benefit of PLA (Polylactic Acid) as a bioplastic is its versatility and the fact that it naturally degrades when exposed to the environment. PLA plastic is one of the most popular ones in the 3D printing world and often used to print everyday household products.
For example, a PLA printed object left in the ocean would typically degrade in six to 24 months. Compared to conventional plastics this is truly phenomenal. Accordingly, there is a high potential for PLA to be handy in short lifespan applications where biodegradability is highly beneficial.
Despite its ability to degrade when exposed to the elements over a long time, PLA is extremely robust in any general purpose application.
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is the most commonly used plastic in the world. On the 3D printing side of things, there’s PETG, which is a modified version of PET. The ‘G’ stands for “glycol-modified”. The result is a filament that is less brittle, and easier to use than its base form of PET.
PETG is a thermoplastic material with improved temperature, moisture and impact resistance over PLA. For that reason, it’s an ideal 3D printer filament to use for objects which might experience sustained or sudden stress, like mechanical parts and protective components.