Nylon 6-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 6 has the lowest modulus of all nylon grades.

Applications: Automotive components, Bearings, 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
6,00-24,000 psi390,000-1,100,000 psi2-8 ft-lb/in notched izod200°-350° FGood to Great