Made from recycled materials, recycled rASA offers a sustainable alternative to regular ASA.
Recycled rASA (recycled acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) refers to a type of filament that is produced by recycling and reprocessing ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) plastic. ASA is a thermoplastic material known for its excellent weathering resistance, UV stability, and mechanical properties.
Recycled rASA is created by collecting and processing discarded or waste ASA products and filament scraps, then transforming them into new filament for 3D printing. This recycling process helps reduce waste and environmental impact by giving new life to ASA materials that would otherwise end up in landfills or incineration.
The technical properties of recycled rASA can vary depending on the specific recycling and manufacturing processes employed. However, it generally retains many of the properties associated with ASA, such as high impact resistance, good dimensional stability, and resistance to outdoor weathering. Here are some general characteristics of recycled rASA:
- Weather Resistance: ASA is known for its excellent weathering resistance, and recycled rASA can retain this property, making it suitable for outdoor applications.
- UV Stability: ASA has good UV stability, providing resistance to color fading and degradation when exposed to sunlight.
- Mechanical Properties: Recycled rASA typically exhibits good impact resistance and dimensional stability, making it suitable for functional parts and prototypes.
- Printability: Recycled rASA is compatible with standard ASA printing settings and can be used with most FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printers.
- Sustainability: By utilizing recycled materials, rASA helps promote a circular economy and reduce the consumption of new resources.
It's important to note that the properties of recycled rASA may differ slightly from virgin ASA due to variations in the recycling process and the presence of impurities. Therefore, it's advisable to consult the specific manufacturer's guidelines and specifications for accurate information regarding the technical properties of a particular recycled rASA filament.
Here are the technical properties of recycled rASA as per the provided ranges:
|Tensile strength||32 - 49 MPa|
|Tensile modulus||1726 - 2379 MPa|
|Tensile elongation||2.5 - 9%|
|Flexural strength||60 - 78 MPa|
|Flexural modulus||1814 - 3200 MPa|
|HDT (0.45 MPa)||96 - 102°C|
Please note that these values represent typical ranges for the technical properties of recycled rASA. However, it's important to note that the exact properties can vary depending on the specific recycling process and the quality of the recycled material. It is advisable to refer to the manufacturer's specifications for precise information on a particular recycled rASA filament.