Natural Opaque HTPLA

Opaque White PLA Filament

$3.50 USD
Not your everyday PLA, HTPLA v3 offers the ease of PLA printing with such exceptional quality, compatibility, reliability, durability, performance, and finish that you'll want to use it every day!  Protopasta's Premium HTPLA v3 is our own exclusive, unique formulation based on extensive in-house testing and our industry-leading experience working with heat treatable PLA. HTPLA v3 prints like standard PLA, but can be heat treated for much higher temperature stability than standard PLA.  HTPLA v3 offers exceptional performance and finish for your functional prototypes and final part production.

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At ProtoPlant's discretion, returns and replacements will be accepted within 90 days of purchase.  Please check the material label before opening your product.  Only sealed product can be returned. Shipping of items for exchange or refund is paid by the customer. More information about returns and replacements can be found in our terms and conditions

HTPLA V3 is 3D Printing evolved

Stronger & more durable for beautiful, functional prints with engineering-grade performance!

We've become HTPLA ninjas over the last 3 years and this formula is da bomb. Seriously, we created and tested many blends (including those from large, respected material manufactures) before selecting this formula for more durability without sacrificing HTPLA's exceptional stiffness, strength, and layer adhesion.

Leading Performance

Proto Pasta HTPLA V3 is designed for more consistent flow with less tendency towards clogging compared to Everyday PLA. It also has less moisture uptake compared to HTPLA v2 allowing higher temperature printing (up to 250C or more) for further improved layer adhesion and part strength! HTPLA v3 even outperforms HTPLA-CF based on HTPLA v2 by exhibiting as little as 0.5% shrinkage in x/y and negligible change in z during heat treating of 100% infill parts.

Exceptional Quality

Less lost time and material with less failed prints. Poor diameter, wet, and brittle filament can reduce reliability. That's why we implement dynamic diameter feedback, introduce no moisture during extrusion, and improved durability for HTPLA v3.

Competitive Cost

We're next leveling the business with more space, more extruders, and more productivity to reach a new economy of scale. We're sharing that advancement with you by bringing you more product for less.

Less Waste

HTPLA, like standard PLA, has a more eco-friendly, bio-renewable origin with less out-gassing and nano-particle emissions than most plastics, but then many companies spool PLA onto petroleum based, non-recyclable reels creating unnecessary plastic waste! Next, they add additional wasteful packaging like multiple boxes. Finally, they often out-source materials from far away at additional cost to the environment. We're controlling our carbon footprint and minimizing environmental impact by sourcing local materials, adding nothing unnecessary, and minimizing packaging waste. We lead the industry with locally-made, 100% recyclable cardboard spools that are both lightweight to ship and locally recyclable.

Made By Makers

Best of all, Proto-pasta is made by engineering professionals at Protoplant who are passionate about making things and improving our world - just like you! When you purchase Proto-pasta, you can feel good about supporting small business, future innovation, the environment, and hard working folks that love 3D Printing, technology, and tinkering as much as you do!


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4.8 Based on 17 Reviews
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Douglas V.
United States United States
This stuff is awesome.

I am new to 3-D printing but I didn't expect to get prints this strong. It bridges better than anything I have used to date too.

Raymond H.
United States

Great stuff, easy to work with and is very durable! Ordering more colors soon.

Rosalee M.
United States
Go to Material For Printers Parts - Insanely Durable

This material is hands down the best material to use for building printers. This material is so strong that the ABS cast parts broke before the Proto-Pasta 3D printed part. Tearing, bashing, and heating this material to help remove embedded hardware is nearly impossible. I would say this material makes almost indestructible parts but that would heavily depend on the operator's settings. Printed at 220c on unheated bed, 55-60 mm/s, and no print cooling fan, these settings make the parts unbelievably durable. We don't heat treat these parts either. Would hate to see how much more difficult it is to remove embedded hardware on prototypes after heat treating.

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John G.

Printing at 230c with a 75c heated bed. Prints great and rafts come off fine!

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Samantha N.
United States
Excellent quality

I received a sample of this with my printer and after trying several other brands, I think I’ll stick with this one! Wish it came in more colors, like mint or aqua or light pink, or dare I hope for pink glitter :D

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