Nylon 11-PA (Polyamide)

Nylons are semi-crystalline polymers with a good range of properties. Nylons are widely used because they have a good cost to performance ratio. Lower numbered nylons, 6 ,6-6, 4-6, absorb moisture and change their properties as a result. Nylons have been compounded with reinforcements, fillers and additives to produce a very wide variety of properties. Nylon 11 offers better Impact Strength and dimensional stability than lower numbered nylons. It is also more flexible.

Applications: Automotive components, Electronic connectors, Gears, Consumer products and Industrial products.

Advantage

 

Temperature capability 600°-700° for short term
Excellent chemical resistance
High resistance to abrasion
Tough and withstands repeated impact

Disadvantage

 

Absorbs moisture (can affect the electrical and mechanical properties)
Requires UV stability
Attacked by strong acids/bases
High notch sensitivity

Tensile StrengthFlexural ModulusImpact StrengthMax Temp.Chemical Resistance
8,000-17,000 psi170,000-1,200,000 psi2-no break ft-lb/in notched izod180°-250° FGood to Great