Recreus reinvents 3D printing with polypropylene by launching brand new filament


CATEGORY: Consumables BRAND: Recreus

PP·3D is the only solution on the market that includes a specific ‘primer’ allowing the polypropylene filament to be easily and successfully printed.

Recreus Industries has expanded its product portfolio with new materials, in this case with the launch of its PP·3D polypropylene filament for 3D printing. This is a high-impact, chemical-resistant and durable polypropylene that is very easy to print and boasts an excellent processability.


All this is possible thanks to the cutting-edge ‘primer’ that comes with the PP·3D polypropylene filament, which has also been developed to apply before printing. This delivers maximum adhesion of the material onto the bed and optimal results by combining both materials.


Developed together with the multinational company Repsol, an expert in the manufacture of polyolefins and a shareholder of Recreus, PP·3D complies with European directives on food contact materials. This material, produced at an average resolution of 0.2 mm of layer height, achieves similar finishing results to injected parts. Thanks to its excellent processability and stability, it is suitable for 3D printing applications such as automobile parts, packaging, toys or technical parts.


It is also suitable for:

  • Functional prototypes made with the same material as the end product.
  • End use products.
  • 3D printed bottles and containers that may contain liquid.
  • Industrial tools and parts.
  • Mechanical components.


Parts that require:

  • resistance to salts, acids, solvents, fats and oils
  • sealing and watertightness
  • high electrical resistance for good electrical insulation
  • low friction and heat resistance


The PP·3D filament spool is accompanied by a ‘primer’, which must be applied to the surface of the printer before each print to obtain the best result, thereby avoiding any problem of warping or deformation while printing the filament.



What's more, the operating mode of the ‘primer’ is the exact opposite to any other ‘primer’ currently the market. The Recreus PP·3D ‘primer’ reaches its maximum adhesion at 40°C and peels off at 80°C. This means that we can work at a low temperature with the heated bed and therefore reduce energy consumption and the thermal fatigue that our printer may suffer.

The successful printing of items lies in the perfect combination and the application of this ‘primer’ together with the filament. It is very important to read and follow the instructions for use before printing.

We recommend a printing temperature of 235°C at a speed of 40 mm/s.


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