Polymaker PolyTerra PLA - Arctic Teal
Designed to Create the Next Generation of 3D Printing Filaments
Polymaker PolyTerra PLA 3D printing filament was designed from the ground up to create the next generation of PLA. PolyTerra PLA provides superior print quality, ease of use, speed, & reliability. It comes in a huge variety of incredible matte colors. PolyTerra is also a sustainable product that is naturally sourced and a tree is planted for every spool sold to give back to the earth.
PolyTerra PLA comes in a huge range of matte colors. Not only do these colors look awesome with the unique matte finish, but this finish also has the effect of hiding layer lines. This makes your prints look better right off your printer, so you don't have to worry about post-processing to make them smoother.
Polymaker has committed to planting one tree for every roll of filament sold. This makes PolyTerra PLA a net negative carbon producer, so you can rest easy with your choice of filament. Along with this carbon offset, PolyTerra PLA also biodegrades faster than most other PLA filaments in an industrial environment.
Don't waste your time fiddling with settings, and get printing right away. Check out our pre-tested print settings below to get started printing with your brand new filament even faster. Some settings may change slightly depending on your 3D printer.
- Hotend Temperature: 190°C - 230°C
- Bed Temperature: 25°C - 60°C
- Print Speed: 30mm/s - 70mm/s
- Fan: On
For Direct Drive Extruders
- Retraction Distance: 1mm
- Retraction Speed: 20mm/s
For Bowden Tube Extruders
- Retraction Distance: 3mm
- Retraction Speed: 40mm/s
(Only if the material has absorbed water)
- 55°C for 6hr
Features of Polymaker PolyTerra PLA
Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
Polymaker's PolyTerra PLA shows a commitment to environmental sustainability in a couple of different ways. First, PolyTerra is actually a bioplastic, meaning that it is a plastic compound created by combining Polylactic Acid (PLA) with a bio-compound derived from biodegradable and naturally occurring ingredients. This makes it possible to use 20% less plastic to make the same amount of filament with great physical characteristics.
Another step Polymaker is taking to make 3D printing more environmentally sustainable is by committing to plant 1 tree for every roll of PolyTerra PLA sold. 1 roll of PolyTerra, including the box, spool, bag, and filament, generates around 4kg of CO2 from cradle to factory. The one tree planted for that spool of filament should remove around 22kg of CO2 per year in maturity.
While PolyTerra is not biodegradable in the natural environment, it does biodegrade faster than other PLAs in industrial settings. While this does not solve all of our problems with plastics waste, Polymaker believes that it is a step in the right direction towards improving the end of life of our PLA in the 3D printing industry. If you want to learn more about the sustainable efforts put into the development and sale of Polymaker PolyTerra PLA, click here.