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Earthen - Cotton Filled PLA Filament

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Where's the Cotton?
Due to raw material and production issues, we will probably not have more Earthen filament available for a few more weeks. Please accept our apologies as we work out the issues.

You can still order any remaining inventory available.

3D print with cotton filament!

Earthen is a cotton-based 3D printing filament made using waste byproducts from the cotton industry. Earthen uses cotton waste to create a special 3D printing material. 3D printing with Earthen cotton filament results in visibly unique print finishes. The filament produces products with a unique earth-tone color palette.

Note: Because this material uses biomass, color may vary from batch to batch.

 Are c2renew composites biodegradable?
Our 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.

This is the sixth in a line of intriguing materials from 3D-Fuel called the c2composites. More distinctive bio-based products will be released soon. Earthen cotton filament can be printed on any machine capable of printing with PLA using standard PLA settings.

Print Settings:

Earthen 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 C.

Filament Information Quality:

All 3D-Fuel 3D printer filament is manufactured in our own production facility located in Fargo, North Dakota or in Moville, Ireland (depending on customer location). We have complete control over the manufacturing process and are able to ensure consistent quality for every spool. Learn more about 3D-Fuel USA filament quality.

Diameter Tolerance:

Variable diameter can cause big problems in your 3D printer. We use a multi-axis laser measurement system to control our filament diameter and ovality in real time during production. Every spool has the diameter and ovality measurements listed right on the box.

Packing Information:

Earthen Cotton Filament plastic filament arrives on an easy-to-use plastic reel and is vacuum sealed with a desiccant packet to keep out any moisture.

Test Printing:

The 3D-Fuel test lab features multiple brands of 3D printers including MakerBot, LulzBot, FlashForge, and more. We 3D print what we manufacture to ensure that our filament provides the absolute best quality possible.