PVA is available in its natural color.
For specific applications PVA is available in colors on request.


NA1 Natural Transparent


PVA is quickly soluble in water, bonds well to plastics and prints easily. Therefore it is an excellent supporting material for dual extruder 3D printing. This polyvinyl alcohol-based filament is non toxic and biodegradable once dissolved in water. For applications other than supporting material PVA is also available in colors and has high tensile strength.

PVA features:

  • Excellent water solubility
  • Easy to print at low temperature
  • Good bonding to various plastics such as PLA and ABS
  • Biodegradable when dissolved in water
  • Limited smell

Size ø Tolerance Roundness
1,75mm ø 0,05mm 95%
2,85mm ø 0,10mm 95%
Description Test method Typical value
Specific gravity ISO 1183 1,24 g/cc
MFI 190˚C/21,6 kg ISO 1183 14-20 g/10 min
Tensile strength at yield ISO 527 78 MPa
Elongation strain at break ISO 527 9,9%
Tensile (E) modulus ISO 527 3860 MPa
Impact strength - Charpy notched 23˚C Notched ISO 179 1eA 1,6 kJ/m²
Melting temp. - 163°C
Vicat softening temp. ISO 306 A10 60,2°C
Description Test method Typical value
printing temp. Internal method 210±10ºC


PVA is available in nearly any type of packaging and labelling, but will be supplied always in a vacuum bag, due to the moisture sensitivity of PVA. Ask our team to help you customizing your product.

Additional information

Recommended temperature for heated bed is ≥60°C. Do not exceed a printing temperature of 225˚C, because then PVA crystallizes quickly and it will no longer flow and/or dissolve in water. The speed at which the product dissolves in water is dependent on the volume of the printed object and the temperature of the water. PVA dissolves in cold water. Higher water temperature (up to 70˚C is no problem) will accelerate the dissolution. PVA can be used on all common desktop FDM or FFF technology 3D printers.


Cool and dry (15-25˚C) and away from UV light. This enhances the shelf life significantly.