It is a crystalline polyamide produced by polycondensation of MXDA with adipic acid. Different from Nylon 6 and Nylon 66, Nylon-MXD6 is an aliphatic polyamide containing an aromatic ring in its main chain. Compared with Nylon 6 and Nylon 66, Nylon-MXD6 has the following favorable characteristics:
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1.22 g/cm³ at 20 °C
Elastic modulus E
4.7 GPa at 20 °C
Coefficient of thermal expansion α
5E-5 1/K at 20 °C
Melting point Tm
235 - 240 °C
Monofilaments, food packaging, bottles, trays, cups
Injection molding, extrusion, blow molding
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