PA - Extruded Nylon 

TECAMID Ensinger Plastics

Extruded Polyamide material, commonly called Nylon plastic, is manufactured by Ensinger in standard stock shapes for machining and is extruded in sheet, rod and tube. The most common extruded nylon is a polyamide 66, which offers a balanced combination of performance and cost that provides users with a unique engineering plastic polymer. Nylon was the first engineering resin and is used in a wide field of applications ranging from electronic, marine, and automotive industries, to fibers used to make carpet. Extruded Nylon 66 has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties whilst also exhibiting very good temperature, chemical and impact properties.

Other extruded polyamide types are PA 6 and PA 12. These nylon plastic types differ in the properties they represent because of differences in molecular structure. These differences especially affect mechanical properties and moisture absorption of the nylon.

EXTRUDED NYLON material properties and specifications

Extruded Polyamide offers:

  • Good mechanical strength
  • Very good wear properties
  • High impact strength
  • Good damping characteristics
  • Good sliding properties

Manufactured EXTRUDED NYLON Materials

Polyamide plastics modifications are manufactured by Ensinger under the tradename TECAMID. The Ensinger TECAMID family contains the following Nylon modifications:
  • TECAMID 6 natural - unfilled PA 6 extruded
  • TECAMID 6 MO black - PA 6 extruded molybdenum disulfide filled in black color
  • TECAMID 6 GF30 black - black PA 6 extruded with 30% glass fiber reinforcement
  • TECAMID 6 GF25 black - black PA 6 extruded with 25% glass fiber reinforcement
  • TECAMID 6 ID blue - blue PA 6 extruded with detectable filler
  • TECAMID 6 FRT natural - flame retardant PA 6 extruded
  • TECAMID 66 natural - unfilled PA 66 extruded
  • TECAMID 66 MO grey - PA 66 extruded molybdenum disulfide filled in black color
  • TECAMID 66 GF30 black - black PA 66 extruded with 30% glass fiber reinforcement
  • TECAMID 66 GF15 FR black - flame retardant PA 66 with 15% glass fiber reinforcement
  • TECAMID 66 CF20 black - PA 66 extruded with 20% carbon fiber reinforcement
  • TECAMID 66 LA natural - PA 66 extruded containing solid lubricant
  • TECAMID 66 HI brown - heat improved PA 66 extruded
  • TECAMID 66/X GF50 black - partially aromatic PA with 50% glass fiber reinforcement
  • TECAMID 12 natural - unfilled PA 12 extruded
  • TECAMID 6/3 TR natural - transparent PA 6/3 extruded

Ensinger is a supplier of shapes in the different Nylon modifications such as:

  • Nylon rods
  • Nylon sheet
  • Nylon tubes

Typical EXTRUDED NYLON applications

Automotive industry: supporting plates, parts of headlights, liquid container, fuel hoses and oil-filters
Heavy duty: support bodies and chain guidance
Electronic industry: coils bodies, cases plugs and covers
Mechanical engineering: gear wheels and sliding pads