Polyamide 6 (PA6)

Alternative and trade names
Akulon®, Bergamid™, Zytel®, Orgalloy®, Radilon®
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Description

Its key features include:


  • High stiffness and strength at elevated temperatures
  • Toughness at low temperatures
  • Excellent heat aging resistance
  • Very good abrasion and wear resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Excellent surface appearance, especially in filled and reinforced versions, compared to comparable PA66 versions
  • Excellent weld strength after vibration welding
  • This material data has been provided by M-Base.

    All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
    Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

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    Properties

    General

    PropertyValue

    Density

    1.12 - 1.14 g/cm³

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    Mechanical

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    Elastic modulus

    0.75 - 1.5 GPa

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    Elongation

    100.0 - 300.0 %

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    Impact strength, Charpy notched

    20 kJ/m²

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    no break

    Tensile strength

    30.0 - 60.0 MPa

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    at 15-30% strain

    Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

    no break

    Thermal

    PropertyValue

    Coefficient of thermal expansion

    7e-05 - 0.00015 1/K

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    Melting point

    220.0 - 225.0 °C

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    Specific heat capacity

    1700 J/(kg·K)

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    Thermal conductivity

    0.22 - 0.29 W/(m·K)

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    Flammability

    UL 94 HB-V2

    Electrical

    PropertyValue

    Dielectric constant

    3.5 [-]

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    7 [-]

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    Electrical resistivity

    100000000.0 - 100000000000000.0 Ω·m

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    Optical

    PropertyValue

    Transparency

    no

    Technological properties

    Property
    Application areas

    Textile fibres, hosiery, swim wear, tennis strings, fishing lines

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    Processing methods

    Injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, coating, casting