Nanovia PA-6 R : Recycled fishing nets based

Created using recycled fishing nets from the Breton (France) coast, Nanovia PA-6 R allows for the creation of shock resistant mechanical pieces , usable up to 100 °C.



3D Printing

Extrusion T°260 – 280 °C
Plate T°80 – 100 °C (adhesive recommended)
Enclosure T°20 °C
Linear Weight (g/m)2,6 @ Ø 1,75 mm
7,1 @ Ø 2,85 mm
ColourGreenish black

Mechanical Properties

Density1.14 g/cm3 (ISO 1183)


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circuit de recyclage nanovia pa-6 r

Nanovia created the fishing nets based recycled filament Nanovia PA-6 R in regards to the RECYPECH program by Coopération Maritime that aims at recycling waste from the fishing industry.

Started at the initiative of Guingamp-Paimpol Agglomération (Brittany, France), in order to prevent the burial disposal of the fishing nets on its ports and set up a circular economy. The collected fishing nets are brought to the ESATCO at Plourivo only several kilometres away, where the nets are dissassembled in the respective parts (ropes, metal rings, polyamide nets).

Transformed into plastic pellets by Fil & Fab at Brest and then finally turned into 3D printer filament by Nanovia in Louargat (Read more).

Thanks to its ability to absorb moisture, nylon (polyamide) is a polymer with a certain degree of flexibility (elongation at break) which makes it suited for the creation of mechanical pieces that need to absorb shocks. Nanovia PA-6 R has a very low rate of mechanical degradation when heated, allowing it to be used to around 100 °C.

PA-6 is a staple of many industries, notably the automobile industry for car bumpers. It is also useable for functional prototypes, mechanical pieces, or even hinges, and cogs.


  • Recycled on a local scale
  • Heat resistant
  • Chemically resistant
  • Shocks absorbing

Application recommendations


  • Store Nanovia PA-6 R in a dry and dark location, if possible with a desiccant.
  • This semi crystalline polymer is a humidity sensitive material due to the presence of polar groups, and to high temperature oxidation. The mechanical and dimensional properties can vary depending on the storage and use of the material.
  • In order to guarantee good printing conditions dehydrate Nanovia PA-6 at 60 °C for 4 hours or longer, when the spools has been exposed to moisture for an extended period.


Polymide has high retraction (warping) tendancies when 3D printing, it is recommended using either an adhesive or a raft.

  • Extrusion temperature : 260 – 280 °C.
  • Heated bed temperature : 80 – 100 °C
  • Enclosure temperature : ambiant

Health and safety


  • We recommend printing Nanovia PA-6 R in a room equipped with air extraction or by using appropriate breathing equipment.

Post treatment

  • We recommend wearing standard safety equipment during the post treatment of your prints made with Nanovia PA-6 R.


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.

500g53462009052182 g
2kg928930017530668 g