TECAMID 6 natural

PA 6 natural

Polyamide 6 is the most common extruded polyamide and offers a balanced combination of all typical characteristics of this group of materials. Damping properties and impact strength of the material deserve to be emphasized as much as high toughness even at low temperatures. Good abrasion resistance, particularly against mating parts with rough surfaces, completes the typical performance package. Compared to the cast nylon type PA 6C, Nylon 6 has higher moisture absorption, is less wear resistant and is slightly less dimensionally stable. There is also a limit to the size of semi finished products and the unit weight which can be achieved due to the limitations of the extrusion process. However, good mechanical strength combined with high chemical resistance makes polyamide 6 a classic material used universally for mechanical applications in tough hostile environments, as long as dimensional tolerances are not critically tight.

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Facts

Chemical designation
PA 6 (Polyamide 6)
Colour
ivory
Density
1,14 g/cm3

Main Features

  • high toughness
  • resistant to many oils, greases and fuels
  • electrically insulating
  • good wear properties
  • good weldable and bondable
  • high strength
  • good slide and wear properties
  • good machinability

Target industries

Technical details


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    Mechanical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    3300 MPa 1mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength 79 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield 78 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at yield (tensile test) 4 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test) 130 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength 100 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    2900 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Compression strength 24/41/86 MPa 1% / 2% / 5% EN ISO 604
    Compression modulus 2700 MPa 5mm/min, 10 N EN ISO 604
    Impact strength (Charpy) n.b. kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Notched impact strength (Charpy) 7 kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Ball indentation hardness 155 MPa ISO 2039-1
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    Thermal properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Glass transition temperature 45 C DIN EN ISO 11357
    Melting temperature 221 C DIN EN ISO 11357
    Service temperature 160 C short term NN
    Service temperature 100 C long term NN
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 12 10-5*1/K 23-60°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 13 10-5*1/K 23-100°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal conductivity 0.37 W/(k*m) ISO 22007-4:2008
    Specific heat 1.6 J/(g*K) ISO 22007-4:2008
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    Electrical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    surface resistivity 1014 O Silver electrode, 23°C, 12% r.h. DIN IEC 60093
    volume resistivity 1014 O*cm Silver electrode, 23°C, 12% r.h. DIN IEC 60093
    Dielectric strength 31 kV/mm 23°C, 50% r.h. ISO 60243-1
    Resistance to tracking (CTI) 600 V Platin electrode, 23°C, 50% r.h., solvent A DIN EN 60112
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    Other properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Resistance to hot water/ bases (+) -
    Flammability (UL94) HB corresponding to DIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Resistance to weathering - -
    Water absorption 0.3 / 0.6 % 24h / 96h (23°C) DIN EN ISO 62

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