TECAMID 12 natural

PA 12

TECAMID 12 natural is a semi crystalline polyamide 12 with very high toughness and good chemical resistance, with reduced sensitivity to stress cracking. The TECAMID Nylon 12 properties include the lowest water absorption characteristics of all polyamides, which means any parts made from PA 12 should remain stable in humid environments. In addition to this, PA 12 also has good impact resistance, good slide friction properties, and good wear resistance. Compared to other polyamides, Polyamide 12 has one of the lowest melting points available at 180°C, and a comparably low density of 1,02 g/cm³.



Chemical designation
PA 12 (Polyamide 12)
1,02 g/cm3

Main Features

  • high toughness
  • good wear properties
  • resistant to many oils, greases and fuels
  • high dimensional stability
  • good slide and wear properties
  • low density
  • low moisture absorption
  • good weldable and bondable

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Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Tensile strength at yield53MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    1800MPa1mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Impact strength (Charpy)n.b.kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Tensile strength53MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at yield9%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test)200%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength68MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    1700MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Compression strength13/24/55MPa1% / 2% / 5%EN ISO 604
    Compression modulus1600MPa5mm/min, 10 NEN ISO 604
    Notched impact strength (Charpy)7kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Ball indentation hardness105MPaISO 2039-1
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Glass transition temperature37CDIN EN ISO 11357
    Service temperature150Cshort term-
    Service temperature110Clong termNN
    Melting temperature180CDIN EN ISO 11357
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)1510-5*1/K23-60°C, long.DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)1610-5*1/K23-100°C, long.DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal conductivity0.30W/(k*m)ISO 22007-4:2008
    Specific heat1.8J/(g*K)ISO 22007-4:2008
  • Electrical properties
    Electrical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    volume resistivity1014O*cmDIN IEC 60093
    surface resistivity1014ODIN IEC 60093
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Water absorption0.07%24h / 96h (23°C)DIN EN ISO 62
    Flammability (UL94)HB-corresponding toDIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Resistance to hot water/ bases+--
    Resistance to weathering---

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