Nylon 6/6-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 6-6 offers better properties than nylon 6 without being as costly as nylon 4-6. It has the best abrasion resistance of all nylons. Verton, long glass fiber filled materials, by LNP, are excellent metal replacement materials.

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
8,000-24,000 psi430,000-1,100,000 psi2-8 ft-lb/in notched izod220°-350° FGood to Great