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Recycled r-PLA filament Spectrum Filaments 1,75 mm / 1,0 kg

Recycled r-PLA for ecological 3D printing

Recycled r-PLA plastic by Spectrum is an environmentally friendly material for 3D printing. It is a part of a sustainable development initiative. The thread is made by reusing recycled residues and extrusion waste. The raw material is collected, ground, mixed and homogenized into a high quality and easy to print recycled PLA thread. Thus, the impact on the environment is significantly reduced. Spectrum r-PLA retains the properties of classic PLA, ie simplicity and efficiency of printing, with very low shrinkage and relatively high tensile strength. To make 3D printing more stable, the Spectrum r-PLA is wound on an environmentally friendly cardboard reel.

Note: As this is a completely recycled material, Spectrum r-PLA may not be available or the waiting time may be longer due to limited availability of raw materials.

r-PLA characteristics 

  • Manufactured from recycled materials.
  • Lower environmental impact by reusing waste.
  • Environmentally-friendly, cardboard spool.
  • Easy printing, similar to normal PLA.
  • No shrinkage after cooling.
  • Heat deflection temperature – 55 °C.


  • Educational projects.
  • Prototyping.
  • Visualisation of finished and semi-finished products.
  • Industrial design.
  • Interior design.
  • Conceptual models.

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r-PLA Packaging

The thread weighing 1.0 kg is wound on a transparent spool, which contains information about the type of material, diameter, color and recommended printing temperature. Each coil is packed in a vacuum with a dehumidifier. All in the original Spectrum Filaments foil cardboard.

Coil dimensions

  • Outer diameter - 200 mm.
  • Width - 67 mm.
  • Inner diameter - 52 mm.
  • Weight of empty coil - ± 140 g.

Verify quality of 3D plastic thread 

Spectrum Filaments is the only company in Poland and one of the few in the world that has a tool for testing purchased filaments. VERIFY YOUR SPOOL is the most accurate quality control system on the market, ensuring that Spectrum Filaments products meet his stringent requirements.

Filament for 3D printers is produced by free extrusion, which is one of the most difficult extrusion processing technologies, due to the particularly significant influence of process parameters on product dimensions and material homogenization. During the manufacturing process, each 1mm of Spectrum Filaments is continuously measured in 2 axes with an accuracy of ±0.8 µm, resulting in a quality end product. To prove this, Spectrum Filaments, as one of the few manufacturers in the world, has introduced the possibility of an online presentation, individually for each coil produced:

  • diameter travel along the entire length of the coil;
  • average diameter;
  • ovality;
  • standard deviation.

3D printing with recycled 3D plastic

FDM materials
Ø Of Plastic (mm) 1,75
Print Temperature (°C) Up to 270
Material PLA
Diameter Tolerance (mm) +/- 0,05
Density (g/cm3) 1,24
Shrinkage (%) 0
Thermal Resistance (°C) 55
Colours Basalt Grey, Leaf Green, Signal Blue, Signal Red, Signal White, Traffic Black, Yellow Orange
Printing Options
Print Temperature (°C) 190 - 215
Bed Temperature (°C) 40 - 50
Heated Bed Necessary
Closed Chamber Not required
Active Cooling Fan (%) Up to 100
Flowrate (%) 100 - 105
Print Speed (mm/s) 30 - 90
Retraction - Direct (mm) 1 - 3
Retraction - Bowden (mm) 4 - 6
Retraction Speed (mm/s) 25 - 45
Manufacturer Country Poland
Weight & Dimensions
Plastic Weight (kg) 1,0
Weight Brutto (kg) 1,2

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