Learn more about our Filaments

All our plastic is sourced from UK suppliers as per ISO 14021:2016. This is to qualify our filaments to contain 50%–80% recycled components. Although our filaments are recycled, there is no impact on the quality of the finished product. Our suppliers are committed to using recycled plastics because they have the same belief as us, that we have a responsibility to make sure 3D printing does not cause more of a burden on the environment. Regenerate3D is committed to maintaining a responsible attitude towards our environment and maintaining sustainability. Please see below for a list of plastics we use with some simple specifications for use and capability. If you have any specific questions or requirements, just let us know using the details at the bottom of the page to contact us. 

PLA - Polylactic Acid

PLA (polylactic acid) is the most popular filament for 3D printers. It is also the most environmentally friendly due to being bio-based and renewably-sourced, not oil-based. PLA filament is easy to print, has a low warp, and is available in a wide range of colors. Recycled PLA material from industrial waste is used where possible to further reduce environmental impact and ensure your 3D printing is more sustainable without sacrificing quality. PLA filament is ideal for general prototyping and 3D printing of consumer products.

Wood PLA

As the product name suggests, Wood PLA is a PLA-based filament containing 40% recycled wood fibers, providing a realistic wood finish, texture, and even smell! Akin to regular PLA, wood PLA is easy to print and has a low warp. Wood PLA prints can be further enhanced by post-processing – e.g., sanding and varnishing. The Wood PLA filament is ideal for the 3D printing of consumer goods, decorative items, and bespoke products, which will be enhanced by the realistic wood finish and feel.

Tough PLA

Tough PLA filament is an industrial-grade PLA offering the impact strength of ABS, whilst retaining the sustainability and printability of PLA. PLA Tough has superior Charpy Impact (Kj/m2) – a high strain-rate test as per ISO 179. PLA Tough retains beneficial properties of our (r) PLA, such as low warp and low shrinkage. The mechanical properties of this tough PLA filament enable efficient machinability for post-processing work such as CNC, drilling, and sanding. PLA Tough filament is ideal for the 3D printing of functional prototypes, manufacturing aids, or even end-use parts where impact resistance is needed beyond that of regular PLA.

PETg - Polyethylene Terephthalate - Glocol Modified

PETG is a glycol-modified version of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). PETG is a widely used polymer and is increasing in usage within 3D printing due to its being easy to print, whilst also offering durability comparable to ABS. PETG is also resistant to water and chemicals, as well as heat (Tg) up to 77°C. Generally, PETG recycling rates are low, which is why recycled PETG from post-industrial waste sources is utilised where possible, making Filamentive PETG a more sustainable alternative to virgin PETG filament on the market. PETG filament is ideal for applications requiring a material more durable than PLA.


85% (r) PETG and 15% powdered carbon fiber Retaining the durability of PETG, the addition of carbon fiber makes this an extremely stiff material. 3D printed parts produced from Carbon Fibre-PETg have a semi-matte, graphite surface finish, which further enhances aesthetics by hiding layer lines. Carbon Fibre-PETg filament is ideal for functional prototypes or even end-use parts where compressive strength may be required.

ABS- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS is a widely used polymer within the industry due to its strength and being relatively lightweight. In 3D printing, ABS use is decreasing, in part because of the tendency to warp and a strong odor that affects the environment in which the 3D printer is situated. To combat this, Filamentive ABS is a next-generation filament, modified to ensure virtually no warp and excellent adhesion – both to the bed and the interlayer. ABS filament is ideal for applications necessitating an industrial-grade material where mechanical performance is required.

ASA - Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate

Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate – shortened as ASA – is an industrial-grade thermoplastic, specifically developed as an alternative to ABS. The key feature of ASA is its UV stability, enabling 3D prints to be placed outdoors or in direct sunlight. Akin to Filamentive ABS, this ASA filament has been modified to ensure zero warping and excellent adhesion – enabling improved 3D printing performance.ASA filament is ideal for applications where both mechanical properties and UV resistance are required.