Protopasta Cloverleaf Metallic Green HTPLA


Deep green filament with a shimmery, elegant finish, perfect for nature-based planters and more. Can be heat treated for higher heat resistance.

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A majestic, lush forest. A crisp $100 bill.  The changeover from a very long stoplight. What do these scenes have in common? Two traits: they make us happy/calm, and they feature the color green. It is no wonder, then, why green is most often characterized as a refreshing and relaxing color.

Because of how most people perceive the color, you can use this regal green filament to add a sophisticated and soothing presence to any planter. As you can imagine, its most common uses are to create nature-themed pots, such as frogs, cacti, turtles, and more. Another technique many printers will use is to pair this luscious green with other Protopasta colors. As a result, you can add a verdant grassy knoll to your moose planter, life-like leaves to your flower planter, and stunning clovers whenever you need a little luck o’ the Irish. But of course, this green HTPLA filament is perfect for anything else that is green too, whether it’s a house door, a ball, the Hulk, or whatever else you can dream up.

And of course, the metallic flecks provide a very subtle sparkle to the finished product. This creates an even more high-end appearance to your work.

Forgive us for being corny, but it seems clear that this 3D printer filament will create masterpieces that leave others green with envy.


This emerald green filament prints just like regular PLA. There are no abrasive fillers to excessively wear out your nozzle. There are also no large particles that will lead to jams.

Heat Treating

This Protopasta HTPLA can be heat treated through baking, which is great news if you need improved heat resistance compared to normal PLA. To heat treat, the manufacturer suggests a temperature of 225°F with convection for the best results.  The heat treating is complete once the print goes from translucent to opaque with reduced gloss.

It is important to realize that when you heat treat, printed parts will get “floppy” before firming up. To keep your planter looking its best, provide supports and bake on a non-radiating surface, like glass or ceramic.

Also, please note that some shrinking may occur if you decide to heat treat this product.

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 2 in


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Prop 65

This product contains a chemical, Titanium Dioxide, which is known to the State of CA to cause cancer when unbound particles are inhaled.


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