How to print with BCN3D PP

Material that is chemical resistant, flexible and durable







PP (Polypropylene) is a semycrystalline thermoplastic, known for its resistance to chemical agents. It is completely inert and does not easily interact with any substance, for this reason it is commonly used for the packaging of food and chemicals.

It is a flexible and durable material, with a high resistance to impacts and wear.


- Lightweight 

-Moisture resistant

-Chemical resistant

-Suitable for wet environments.

You can purchase PP from our store: BCN3D PP


PP compatibility with BCN3D printers / hotends:

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0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0   0.3/0.4/0.6/0.8 /1.0 0.3/0.4/0.6/0.8 /1.0


Supported materials combinations

PP  PLA PVA ABS PETG TPU PA  BVOH PP        PAHT              CF15   PPGF30    TOUGH            PLA
   ✗       ✗   ✔        ✗        ✗          ✗
                          ✔ Supported          Not supported       e-experimental Experimental


PP printing settings - 0.4 mm nozzle:

Extruder temperature 210ºC-240ºC
Build plate temperature 70ºC 
Speed 40-80mm/s
Retraction speed  40 mm/s Full enclosure models
35 mm/s Open models
Retraction distance  4 mm Full enclosure models
5 mm Open models
Cooling fan 100%
Minimum layer height 0.15-0.4 mm


Note:  BCN3D Lab developes specific configurations for each material and printer. Be sure to use the last BCN3D Stratos version.


Build plate adhesion: Magigoo PRO PP

Magigoo PP is designed for professional use, to work exclusively with polypropylene filaments. The part should be relatively easy to remove once it cools and the glue residue should also be easily cleaned off if the included procedure is followed.

It is best to apply Magigoo when the printing bed is cool.



Plastics absorb moisture from the air. For long periods of time without printing, it is
recommended to keep the PP spools in a box or airtight container with desiccant
to keep them dry.

Filament Storage

PP emits low levels of gasses and particles when printed. We recommend printing
it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.




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