Recycled Carbon Fiber PLA

$4.00 USD $5.00 USD

Recycled! Compare to Carbon Fiber PLA

“Since 2013, Protopasta has valued quality, reliability, and creativity. We seek to reduce waste in our production and build relationships in our community.”

We’ve taken many steps over the years to ensure our commitment to these values. The next phase of this commitment is finally here: Recycled PLA! We’ve collected our high-quality waste stream and turned it into high-quality recycled filament. 

  • Ultra-rigid with a low-gloss finish & defect-hiding texture
  • A mix of black Carbon Fiber PLA & HTPLA waste streams
  • All the benefits of Carbon Fiber PLA, but supply is limited
  • Fully compounded to ensure consist color & performance
  • Designed & produced by Protoplant exclusively for you
  • Special note - wear resistant nozzle recommended.


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Technical Data Sheets

Technical data sheets available for download here

Safety Data Sheets

Safety data sheets available for download here.


We provide a number of domestic shipping options within the United States via UPS, including free shipping on orders of $50 or more. We also provide international shipping via DHL Express.


At ProtoPlant's discretion, returns and replacements will be accepted within 90 days of purchase.  Please check the material label before opening your product.  Only sealed product can be returned. Shipping of items for exchange or refund is paid by the customer. More information about returns and replacements can be found in our terms and conditions

Protopasta Recycled Carbon Fiber PLA has all the same features and benefits as our Original Carbon Fiber PLA. Like the original, it creates a desirable, high-quality, low-gloss finish. The material is stiff and does not bend much before breaking. While the feeling of a stiff material is not for everyone, those that understand and appreciate it know that it's good for very strong parts that won't change shape before breaking. This failure mode, while shocking, is fine as long as parts are designed not to break or not put in an over-stressed situation. The low warp in combination with high stiffness also makes for great tools and fixtures on the shop floor. Its also great for moving parts or anywhere tight tolerances are required. For this recycled version, we choose a value-oriented 1 kg size for more continuous printing with less cost without sacrificing quality.

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Gail L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

xmas gift

This is a xmas gift for my grandson who has received and used your items before.

Rodney J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

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great products install and print


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Elliott P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

This is a really excellent filament

I've printed a few small brackets with it, and also some larger (4.7 liter) speaker boxes. The filament prints well, didn't lift or curl, and came off the BuildTak surface without much drama. Prints are strong and rigid, and layer adhesion seems excellent. I'm really happy with this stuff!

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Sounds like a great experience! Thanks so much for the positive feedback!!!

United States United States

Prints Nicely

Been printing this on my TAZ Workhorse, haven't noticed any difference from the brand-new PLA. I've hardly printed in anything other than the carbon PLA since I got some. Additionally, it seems like this filament is not as brittle as many PLA brands are. High quality filament.

Filament C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

As good as it gets!

Flawless Benchy and first print, a few wisps here and there but nothing a little bit of lighter action can't fix. Solid black color and a lovely durable matte finish, unlike most budget matte filaments the matte finish won't be ruined because you went a little too rough on it with your fingernail, if anything it'll leave scratch marks on your fingernail. I know it's been said many a times but it's worth saying again, use a hardened nozzle! This stuff feels like a fine grain sandpaper and I wouldn't be surprised if it worked like one on your typical brass nozzle. Haven't tested stiffness but just by how the filament feels you can tell it's a bit more stiffer than your typical PLA. Through and through a great filament!

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