PLA Filament, Grow-in-the-dark

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PLA Filament - Grow-in-the-dark

Thickness - 1.75mm and 3mm

Weight - 1kg

Extruder Temperature - 190°C to 230°C

Color - Green & Blue

Actual color, casing and packaging may differ slightly from the photos' illustration.

PLA (PolyLactic Acid) is a biopolymer, i.e., a biodegradable plastic. It is made from renewable raw materials such as cornstarch or sugarcane. Aside from 3D printing, it is typically used for packaging material, plastic wrap, plastic cups and plastic water bottles.

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Glow-in-the-dark PLA is filament which contain phosphorescent materials that make them glow after they have been exposed to a light source. 3D printing with glow filament is no different than using standard PLA or ABS.

What is Glow-in-the-Dark Filament?

Glow-in-the-dark PLA or ABS filament is in fact nothing else but standard PLA/ABS filament to which the manufacturer added a so-called “phosphorescent material”. Manufacturers most commonly add pigments of zinc sulfide, calcium sulfide or strontium aluminate, which are materials which will “glow” for a certain time, after they have been exposed to a light source, like a flashlight or sunlight.

This glowing is scientifically referred to as phosphorescence, which is a “process in which energy absorbed by a substance is released relatively slowly in the form of light” (source Wikipedia). Phosphorescence is a very specific type of photoluminescence, and although the filament or the printed objects needs “light” (i.e. electromagnetic radiation) to be charged, you don’t need to fear that this material is unsafe or a health hazard because of the term radiation being used.