MELFIL™ Water-soluble filament for the fused deposition modeling (FDM)


NIPPON GOHSEI has developed a new water-soluble filament, MELFIL™, for fused deposition modeling (FDM), leveraging the expertise of our company’s highly specialised polyvinyl alcohol (PVA/PVOH) technology.

MELFIL™ is used as the support material for the dual extruder/dual head type of 3D printer. MELFIL™ can easily be removed in cold water with no need to use any harmful solvents. In addition to stable printability and excellent adhesion to ABS, PLA, PET-G, Nylon etc, MELFIL™ also has very low shrink properties.



  • Excellent stability while printing
  • Outstanding heat stability and lower shrinkage
  • Exceptional adhesion to ABS, PLA, PET-G. Nylon etc
  • Easily removed by cold water

Printing condition

  • Product Name: MELFIL™
  • Color: Slightly yellow
  • Diameter: 1.75±0.07mm, 2.85mm (provisional grade)
  • Compatible Resin: PLA, ABS, PET-G and Nylon
  • Made in JAPAN


Click here to download the English MELFIL Brochure 2016