UltiMaker PP (Polypropylene)

UltiMaker PP (polypropylene) is a durable, chemical resistant material. It has exceptional fatigue resistance, high levels of toughness, and a low-friction co-efficient. From electrical components to living hinges, PP is the go-to material for prototyping and end-use parts.

Reasons to Choose UltiMaker PP


UltiMaker PP material properties make it popular with engineers and manufacturers worldwide. For example, the filament's chemical resistance makes it ideal for 3D printing bottles and containers as functional prototypes that can hold a liquid product.

  • Chemically resistant to a wide range of acids and bases, including industrial cleaning agents
  • Retains its form after torsion, bending, or flexing
  • High electrical resistance for good electrical insulation
  • Low density, resulting in lightweight parts


Choose UltiMaker PP filament and your 3D printed part will have some impressive properties:

  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Shore D hardness of 45
  • 27.1 kJ/m² izod impact strength
  • 200% elongation at break


UltiMaker PP material is often chosen for the following applications:

  • Functional prototyping
  • Tooling
  • End-use parts
  • Concept models


UltiMaker PP can be printed on the UltiMaker S7, UltiMaker S5, UltiMaker S3, and UltiMaker 3. It is officially supported for single-extrusion prints.

Example Prints Using UltiMaker PP

Durable and Rugged

UltiMaker PP has high fatigue resistance and does not break when repeatedly bent. Clamps and living hinges can remain functional for the lifetime of the printed part.

Prototypes that Simulate End-Products

Polypropylene 3D printing can be used to create functional prototypes that are made from the same material as the end-product.

Translucent and Lightweight

UltiMaker PP filament is an excellent choice when a design requires translucent properties for aesthetic purposes.