Entwined is hemp-infused 3D printer filament, the first and only commercially-available 3D printing filament produced from USA-grown and processed industrial hemp. Industrial hemp crops require no herbicides, no pesticides and grow more densely compared to corn. Entwined hemp filament uses no dyes, allowing it to maintain a true natural brown. There's a large amount of visible bio-fill, something you don't get with standard PLA. This is the third in a line of intriguing materials as part of a continuing partnership between 3D-Fuel and bio-composite company, c2renew. More distinctive bio-based products will be released soon.
Entwined Hemp-Filled PLA is made with a small percentage of Hemp byproducts, including hurd and fiber mixed with our Workday PLA.
NOTE: This is not a product designed to make the filament stronger. The Hemp is there for color, texture, and to keep it out of the landfills. This is a novelty product that makes beautiful prints.
We've reduced the particle size of the hemp material and increased the percentage. This will enable printing in a much wider variety of 3D printers. If you had a tricky time printing with Entwined in the past, the new formulation is much better.
Entwined hemp filament can be printed on any machine capable of printing with PLA using standard PLA settings.
Entwined prints well at 180-210 C. In general, a good starting point is 10 degrees cooler than you typically print PLA. A heated bed is not necessary, though if you have one, set it to 45-60 C.
Are c2renew composites biodegradable?
Composite materials made with Coffee, Beer, Hemp and others are made of over 90% sustainable PLA plastic and a smaller percentage of the recycled product from the material they contain. They have two primary purposes: 1) to utilize byproducts that would otherwise be placed in landfills, and 2) to create unique and interesting filaments with which to print beautiful items. As they are mostly PLA, they are compostable in an industrial compost, will eventually biodegrade (won't last forever like petrol-based plastics), and are made from plants. Because there are not yet any truly 100% biodegradable plastics, they may be the closest you can get to a biodegradable plastic at this time.