Zytel® BM73G15THS BK317

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Common features of Zytel® nylon resin include mechanical and physical properties such as high mechanical strength, excellent balance of stiffness and toughness, good high temperature performance, good electrical and flammability properties, good abrasion and chemical resistance. In addition, Zytel® nylon resins are available in different modified and reinforced grades to create a wide range of products with tailored properties for specific processes and end-uses. Zytel® nylon resin, including most flame retardant grades, offer the ability to be coloured. The good melt stability of Zytel® nylon resin normally enables the recycling of properly handled production waste. If recycling is not possible, DuPont recommends, as the preferred option, incineration with energy recovery (-31kJ/g of base polymer) in appropriately equipped installations. For disposal, local regulations have to be observed.Zytel® nylon resin typically is used in demanding applications in the automotive, furniture, domestic appliances, sporting goods and construction industry.Zytel® BM73G15THS is a 15% glass fibre reinforced, heat stabilised, lubricated, toughened polyamide 6 for blow molding.

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23.0 °C

1.2 g/cm³

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ISO 1183

Water absorption

23.0 °C

7.5 %

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Sim. to ISO 62 | 80mil



Elastic modulus

23.0 °C

5 GPa

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ISO 527-1/-2


23.0 °C

5 %

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ISO 527-1/-2

Hardness, Ball Indentation

23.0 °C

180 MPa

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ISO 2039-1

Impact strength, Charpy notched

-40.0 °C

12 kJ/m²

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ISO 179/1eA

-6.0 °C

13 kJ/m²

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ISO 179/1eA

23.0 °C

21 kJ/m²

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ISO 179/1eA

Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

23.0 °C

80 kJ/m²

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ISO 179/1eU

Impact strength, Izod unnotched

-30.0 °C

11 kJ/m²

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ISO 180/1A

23.0 °C

21 kJ/m²

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ISO 180/1A

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Poisson's ratio

23.0 °C

0.35 [-]

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Tensile strength

23.0 °C

100 MPa

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ISO 527-1/-2



Glass transition temperature

60 °C

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ISO 11357-1/-2 | 18°F/min

Heat deflection temperature, 0.45 MPa

215 °C

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ISO 75-1/-2

Heat deflection temperature, 1.80 MPa

190 °C

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ISO 75-1/-2

Melting point

221 °C

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ISO 11357-1/-3 | 18°F/min


Oxygen index: 25 %, FMVSS Class: B -, Burning rate, Thickness 1 mm: <80 mm/min



Comparative tracking index

23.0 °C

600 V

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IEC 60112

Dissipation factor, 100Hz

23.0 °C

0.02 [-]

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IEC 62631-2-1

Dissipation factor, 1MHz

23.0 °C

0.02 [-]

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IEC 62631-2-1

Volume resistivity

23.0 °C

1.00E+15 Ω·cm

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IEC 62631-3-1

Rheological Properties


Melt viscosity

280.0 °C

300 Pa·s

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ISO 11443 | @ 1000 sec-1, 280°C


23.0 °C

0.7 %

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ISO 294-4, 2577

Shrinkage, transverse

23.0 °C

1.2 %

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ISO 294-4, 2577

Technological properties


15% Glass Fiber

Processing methods

Drying Recommended: yes, Drying Temperature: 80°C, Drying Time, Dehumidified Dryer: 2-4h, Processing Moisture Content: ≤0.2%, Melt Temperature Optimum: 270°C, Min. melt temperature: 260°C, Max. melt temperature: 280°C, Max. screw tangential speed: 0.2m/s, Mold Temperature Optimum: 100°C, Min. mold temperature: 70°C, Max. mold temperature: 120°C, Hold pressure range: 50-100MPa, Hold pressure time: 3s/mm