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We recycle fishing nets into engineering grade filament for 3D printing

Samples available

Fishy Filaments™ aims to provide a win-win solution to fishing communities by taking end-of-life fishing gear and transforming it into commercially viable products that have the potential for a multitude of uses.

High Quality 3D Printer Filament Made From 100% Recycled Marine Plastics

Our range of 3D printer filament is proving popular with many different people, from hobbyists to professional product designers and architects. In our gallery we are showcasing some of the most interesting designs that have been submitted. If you’d like to submit your own image or video, please send us a message or post to our Facebook page and we’ll be happy to share.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it smell of fish?

No. Our proprietary washing process removes both salt and marine algae from the nets before they are re-melted at over 200°C.

If it’s recycled, is it still strong?

Yes. Mechanical tests carried out by an independent ISO accredited laboratory show that our filament is actually stronger than many unbranded first-use nylons currently on the market. That test data is available on the Technical Data Sheet along with recommended printing parameters.

Is there a bulk-buy discount?

Resellers and bulk buyers should contact us directly to discuss their needs.

Can I subscribe?

At present we have no subscription service.

Can I get user support ?

Nylon is a technically challenging material and not recommended for novice 3D printers but we’re happy to help if we can, of course.

  • “"Fishy Filaments is a fantastic and innovative project. The Cornish Fish Producers Organisation represents over 160 fishing vessels in Cornwall including the Cornish Hake MSC accredited gill net fleet. We see Fishy Filaments as a great way of recycling the old netting brought in by our vessels and ensuring the recycled material is put to good use."”
    Paul Trebilcock
    CEO Cornish Fish Producers Organisation Ltd.

Our Awards & Sponsors

No business is an island and here we recognise the people and organisations who have helped or continue to help along the way.

Newlyn Pier & Harbour logo - Fishy filaments
Made in Britain South West Logo - Fishy Filaments
ERDF Logo - Fishy Filaments
Fishy Filaments - CSA Winner 2017 Logo

Compound 3, Sandy Cove Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5LQ

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We are open from 9am — 5pm week days.