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Reflow Recycled PLA - The Mandala Collection

Reflow Recycled PLA - The Mandala Collection

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The Mandala Collection

Our rPLA is a bioderived material originally produced from corn starch but recycled again from food packaging waste sourced in the Benelux region. It’s easy to print with, durable with excellent print quality.

98%-100% Recycled
Our natural PLA is 100% recycled material, while black and white filaments contain 2% or less colouring masterbatch
Tested by the best
This material has been tested by an experienced group of 3D printing designers, innovators and resellers and passed with flying colours.
Optimal performance
Reflow rPLA exhibits excellent adhesion to printing bed, ease of printing and superior layer adhesion.

rPLA. Bioderived, Easy to Print with Impeccable Surface Finish

PLA or Polylactic acid is a bioderived plastic and the leading filament choice for creators. Our materials original source is cornstarch. While PLA can be broken down at the end of life, it does not naturally decompose at speed without industrial composting assistance. That way, by taking PLA food packaging and creating rPLA filament, we’re extending it’s life by another cycle. Our rPLA filament prints with accuracy and consistency on all setups, exhibiting flawless surface finish and print quality to produce highly visual and durable finished products.

Ease of Printing

Great Layer Adhesion

Superb Surface Finish

Source Traceability
PLA is a highly versatile biopolymer that is economically efficient to synthesise and possesses biodegradable capabilities under the right conditions. It has a range of common applications from cardiovascular implants or PPE in healthcare as well as uses like plastic films, bottles and straws in packaging. Our rPLA is sourced from a consistent stream of food packaging waste, collected and pelletised by a leading recycler in the Benelux region.


Name : Recycled PLA
Chemical name : Recycled polylactide
Source of plastic : Benelux
Description : Reflow PLA filament is made from mechanically recycled PLA
which are biodegradable and renewable. It is safe, eco-friendly,
easy to print, and fits requirements for both novices and gurus.

Diameter : 1.75 mm. ±0.05mm
Roundness : ≥ 98%
Net filament weight  1 KG
Filament length : ~357m

Try our quick start guide to help get the best results. These settings are a good steer for printing with this material across a variety of devices. However, optimum settings may vary between printers.
Nozzle temperature : 215 - 225ºC
Bed temperature : 40 - 70ºC
Fan speed : 0 - 100% (varies based on print geometry)
Print speed : 30 - 40 mm/s, up to 150 mm/s
Retraction distance : 4 - 10 mm
Retraction speed : 35-45 mm/s
Drying recommendation : 50 °C in a hot air or vacuum oven for 5 to 8 hours


Unit Value Method
Density g/cm3 1.24 ASTM D1505
Izod Impact strength kJ/m2 4.5 ISO 180 @25ºC
Tensile madulus MPa 3000 ISO 527
Flexural modulus
MPa 3120 ISO 178
Melt flow rate (190 °C/2.16 kg) g/10 min 3-7 ISO 1133
Glass transition ºC 60.9
ISO 11357, 10ºC/ min
Peak melting temperature ºC 164.3 ISO 11357, 10ºC/ min


Unit Value Method
Tensile modulus MPa 3105±53.16
ISO 527
Tensile strength MPa 59.2
ISO 527
Tensile stress at break MPa 59.1
ISO 527
Tensile strain at break % 2,16 ISO 527
Flexural modulus MPa 3200±91 ISO 178
Flexural strength MPa 87.2 ISO 178
Flexural stress at break MPa 84.6 ISO 178
Flexural strain at break % 3.6 ISO 178


Sample preparation conditions:
Ultermaker 2+ with 0.4 mm nozzle was applied for preparing both tensile and flexural
Line width: 0.35 mm | layer height: 0.2 mm | Printing speed: 15 mm/s |
retraction distance and speed: 4 mm and 40 mm/s | printing temperature : 220 ºC
Testing conditions:
Five samples were tested and the value shared was the average value.
For tensile specimens, they were printed flatly (x-y direction ) and the printing direction
was in line with the tensile stretching direction. As for the flexural specimens, the printing direction was perpendicularly to the test direction.

The values and recommendations provided herein are given or accepted at your own risk. In view of variations in maintenance, processing, and neither Reflow nor its a"liates make any warranty relating to it or because of it. Neither Reflow nor its a"liates shall be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability or fitness of any product; and nothing herein waives any of
Reflow’s conditions of sale. Specifications are subject to adaptation without prior notice.

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