ABS UV : UV resistant

Nanovia ABS, UV absorbs UV radiation between 295 and 375nm. The ABS’s polymer chains are protected by turning this UV energy into heat, dispersing it throughout the material.



3D Printing

Extrusion T°250 – 270 °C
Plate T°90 – 110 °C
Nozzle0.5 ( >0.4 ) mm
Printing speed60 mm/s
Diametre1.75 or 2.85 mm +/- 50 µm
Linear weight (g/m)2.4 @ Ø 1.75 7.0 @ Ø 2.85

Mechanical Properties

Density1.05 g/cm3 (ISO 1183)
Traction modulus2150 MPa (ISO 527)
Flexual modulus43 MPa (ISO 178)
MFR6.6 g / 10 min 220°C / 10,0 kg (ISO 1133)
Charpy (entaillé)18 kJ/m2 ( ISO 179)

Thermal Properties

VICAT102 °C (ISO 306/B50)
FlammabilityHB UL 94 @ 1.6 mm


TypePropriétaire Heterocycle organique
AbsorptionDe 295 à 375 nm


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3D print UV resistant project using Nanovia ABS UV.

The acrylonitrile-butadiène-styrène (ABS) based composite filament absorbs and disperses UV radiation in the 295 to 375nm range as heat. Allowing otherwise UV sensitive ABS to be used outdoors.

Due to native ABS’s polymer structure, several chemical functions can be degraded by UV radiation (UV-A and UV-B) and oxygen creating ozone. UV radiation is also able to break and weaken native ABS’s polymer chains by generating free radicals that rearrange ABS’s double cabon bonds and hydrolysing its nitrile functions.

Nanovia ABS UV filament UV absorption and dispersion effect of UV radiation prevents this effect.


  • Absorbs and disperses UV radiation between 295 and 375nm into heat
  • Prevents the formation of ozone due to UV-A and UV-B radiation
  • Prevents ABS’s polymer chains from being ruptured by free radicals


Nanovia ABS UV filament exists in two colours:

  • Natif / pale yellow
  • Black

Application recommendations


  • Store Nanovia ABS UV in a dry and dark location, if possible with a desiccant.
  • In order to guarantee good printing conditions dehydrate Nanovia ABS UV at 60°c for 4 hours or longer, when the spools has been exposed to moisture for an extended period.


With it’s printing settings close to standard, the Nanovia ABS UVD filament can be used on most commercially available 3D printers.

  • Extrusion temperature : between 250 and 270°C
  • Heated bed temperature : between 90 and 110°C

Health and safety


  • We recommend printing Nanovia ABS UV in a room equipped with air extraction or by using appropriate breathing equipment. Whilst printing ABS produces a VOC derivative of styrene.

Post treatment

  • Standard safety equipment during the post treatment of your prints made with Nanovia ABS ESD is recommended.


Spools are packed in individual boxes, sous-vide with desiccant. Spools are equipped with both a material traciblity and a production series number.

Other sizes available up to 25kg on demand