Iridescent Ice Clear Translucent HTPLA

Translucent PLA Filament

$4.50 USD

Protopasta's HTPLA v2.0 is better than the original kickstarted version. This new formulation is higher performing and lower cost. HTPLA prints similar to standard PLA but is "Hella Tough" and can be "Heat Treated" for "Higher Temperature" resistance. This durable PLA has a theoretical Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of more than 140C (285F) after heat treating though in our experience 120C or more was practically attained.  This means HTPLA parts maintain strength and form to much higher temperatures than PLA, ABS, or Polyesters like PET which loose structure as soon as 55C and by 100C.

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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 out performs PLA, ABS, and Polyesters like PET!

How do you "Heat Treat" for maximum performance? Bake your parts into a oven until you see a change from translucent to opaque. Yes, there is an obvious visual change indicating the improved performance! We had good luck in a lab oven at 110C (230F) for an hour or less. We recommend leaving the supports on your parts, placing them on a non-radiating surface (like glass, ceramic, or composite), and letting them cool in the oven to minimize distortion. Parts can be baked at a lower temperature (though must be above 60C for any change to occur) for a longer time with less risk of unwanted deformation.

  • Available in 1.75 & 2.85 (3) mm diameter
  • Colors include Iridescent Ice & Silver Smoke
  • 500g 8" diameter spool only

No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.

In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required. Some shrinkage and distortion may occur in the annealing process, so larger or dimension critical parts may need to be scaled larger to compensate or printed in our more stable, lower shrink Carbon Fiber version.

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George G.
United States United States
Clearest filament I've used yet

This is the best clear filament I've used yet, it has the most clarity and works great for things like lenses and canopies. It isn't acrylic clear, but it is the clearest PLA or PETG filament I've worked with.

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Francesco T.
Italy Italy
Veloci ed affidabili

Ottimo prodotto, si stampa bene e con la ricottura è ben resistente alle alte temperature.

Nicolas O.
United States United States
Great Filament

great filament very nice

William R.
United States United States
Iridescent Ice Clear Translucent HTPLA

Fast delivery. MakerGear M2. As expected printed fine using my regular PLA settings. Very translucent with minute sparkles. Looks better with larger infill % otherwise interior printing structures apparent.

Henry C.
United States
Good quality

Interesting and creative filaments. Good technical help.

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