Transparent Polyamide - Transparent Nylon - PA Transparent

Polymer Type

Thermoplastic

Advantages

Good combination of stiffness, strength and toughness.  High heat deflection temperature for a transparent material.  Better resistance to solvents than Polycarbonate.

Disadvantages

More expensive than many other transparent materials.  Low water absorption for a Nylon material, but high compared to other transparent plastics.

Typical Properties

Property

Value

Density (g/cm3)

1.12

Surface Hardness

RM93

Tensile Strength (MPa)

70

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

2

Notched Izod (kJ/m)

0.08

Linear Expansion  (/°C x 10-5)

7

Elongation at Break (%)

130

Strain at Yield (%)

5

Max. Operating Temp. (°C)

90

Water Absorption (%)

0.4

Oxygen Index (%)

26

Flammability UL94

V2

Volume Resistivity (log ohm.cm)

15

Dielectric Strength (MV/m)

25

Dissipation Factor 1kHz

0.03

Dielectric Constant  1kHz

3.88

HDT @ 0.45 MPa (°C)

140

HDT @ 1.80 MPa (°C)

124

Material. Drying  hrs @ (°C)

2 @ 90

Melting Temp. Range (°C)

280 - 300

Mould Shrinkage (%)

0.6

Mould Temp. Range (°C)

80 - 100

Applications

Electrical connectors, sight glasses, filter bowls, visors, taps, transparent engineering components, medical components.

 

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

For more information on Plascams please visit RAPRA Technology Ltd.

 

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