Introduction of Wood-PLA

Wood products have always been favored by people because of their unique aesthetics and practicality. Traditional wood processing methods will produce a large amount of waste such as wood chips, and it is time-consuming to manufacture complex structures. With the development of 3D printing technology, researchers began to try to apply more and more materials to 3D printing. As shown in Fig. 1, a complete large-scale podium base was 3D printed with poplar-PLA composite materials.

Large-scale 3D printing process using poplar-PLA composite and a completed 3D-printed podium base.Fig. 1. Large-scale 3D printing process using poplar-PLA composite and a completed 3D-printed podium base. (Zhao X.; et al., 2019)


CD BioSciences is a technology company specializing in providing 3D printing services, and its broad and comprehensive materials include 3D printing wood materials.

Most of the commercially available 3D printing wood materials on the market are mixtures of wood fibers and polymers. The most mature development is wood-PLA materials, which are completely biodegradable. Wood-PLA materials have the advantages of wood fiber and plastic simultaneously, and their hardness and dimensional stability are improved than pure plastic. At the same time, the corrosion and moisture resistance of composite materials have increased significantly. The parts made of wood-PLA materials have the texture of wood at a low cost. More importantly, waste materials such as wood chips produced by traditional wood processing can be reprocessed into exquisite products. This can alleviate the pressure caused by wood shortages to a certain extent. On the other hand, it can also improve the environmental protection problems caused by plastic production.

The wood-PLA composite materials offered by CD BioSciences can be customized according to your needs in the ratio of wood fiber to plastic, thus giving the material different properties. And our materials can mimic the texture of almost all common trees, including oak, pine, walnut, maple, etc., providing you unprecedented design freedom. Our wood-PLA materials are compatible with various 3D printing technologies, such as FDM and SLS.

  • Density
  • Flexural modulus
  • Flexural strength

Here is a list of the wood-PLA materials offered by CD BioSciences to support your production.

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Cat# Product Name Price
WP0001 Wood-PLA Inquiry
Inventory: In-stock
Tensile Strength, MPa: 48.6
Elongation, %: 8.1
Young's Modulus, GPa: 3.24
Impact, J: Notched 40
Flexural Strength, MPa: 58
Flexural Modulus, MPa: 2212
Contraction Percentage, %: 0.1-0.3
Description: Wood-PLA is a 3D printing material based on PLA, which is close to the solid wood effect, high toughness, low shrinkage rate, suitable for printing wood effect products. It is used in art, construction, consumer goods and other industries.

*If the wood-PLA materials offered above can not meet your needs, please contact us for our exclusive wood-PLA materials customization service right now. All services are available on a 24/7/365 basis.

Applications of Our Wood-PLA

  • Decoration
  • Artwork
  • Consumer industries

Advantages of Our Wood-PLA

  • Environmental protection and sustainability.
  • Biodegradable.
  • Texture of wood.
  • Repeated use does not affect the mechanical properties.
  • Complex structure.
  • Economic benefits.

CD BioSciences provides a combination of wood-PLA materials with different properties, making cyclic utilization possible. The printed parts have a nice wooden texture and meet the needs of various conditions. Combining wood-PLA materials with 3D printing technology has expanded the range of 3D printing consumables and applications, allowing green and sustainable development, and has good market potential. If you have any requirements about our wood-PLA materials, please contact us.


  1. Zhao X.; et al. (2019). Poplar as biofiber reinforcement in composites for large-scale 3D printing. ACS Applied Bio Materials. 2(10): 4557-4570.
For research use only, not intended for any clinical use.