Polyamide 6 - Nylon 6 - PA 6 Casting

Polymer Type

Thermoplastic

Advantages

Slightly better tensile strength, water absorption and flexural modulus than unmodified polyamide 6. Production of thick section cast mouldings possible without voiding.

Disadvantages

Reduced elongation at break and notched izod impact strength when compared with unmodified polyamide 6.

Typical Properties

Property

Value

Density (g/cm3)

1.15

Surface Hardness

RR116

Tensile Strength (MPa)

45

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

1.5

Notched Izod (kJ/m)

0.12

Linear Expansion  (/°C x 10-5)

8

Elongation at Break (%)

20

Strain at Yield (%)

6

Max. Operating Temp. (°C)

80

Water Absorption (%)

0.6

Oxygen Index (%)

22

Flammability UL94

HB

Volume Resistivity (log ohm.cm)

14

Dielectric Strength (MV/m)

15

Dissipation Factor 1kHz

0.02

Dielectric Constant  1kHz

8

HDT @ 0.45 MPa (°C)

200

HDT @ 1.80 MPa (°C)

80

Material. Drying  hrs @ (°C)

NA

Melting Temp. Range (°C)

NA

Mould Shrinkage (%)

NA

Mould Temp. Range (°C)

NA

Applications

Bearings, gears and sliders

 

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

For more information on Plascams please visit RAPRA Technology Ltd.

 

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