PLA (lactic polyacid) is a material with melting temperature between 180 and 220C. It is the most used in 3D printing with FDM technology and, unlike ABS, the PLA does not require a thermal printing tray, only an acrylic plate or a platform that allows to hold this material.
This compound has excellent environmental properties . It is a plastic from corn starch, which does not use any fossil energy and does not emit harmful gases. In addition, is biodegradable and compostable , which makes it a material chosen more and more among the community.
The PLA can be of different colors, and even transparent. In addition admits all kinds of finishes (paints, varnishes, etc.), and is suitable for objects that must be in contact with food (cups, bowls, plates, salad bowls ...) for a short period of time .