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.



Chemical designation
PA 6 (Polyamide 6)
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

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    3300MPa1mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength79MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield78MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at yield4%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test)130%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength100MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    2900MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Compression strength24/41/86MPa1% / 2% / 5%EN ISO 604
    Compression modulus2700MPa5mm/min, 10 NEN ISO 604
    Impact strength (Charpy)n.b.kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Notched impact strength (Charpy)7kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Ball indentation hardness155MPaISO 2039-1
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Glass transition temperature45CDIN EN ISO 11357
    Melting temperature221CDIN EN ISO 11357
    Service temperature160Cshort termNN
    Service temperature100Clong termNN
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)1210-5*1/K23-60°C, long.DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)1310-5*1/K23-100°C, long.DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal conductivity0.37W/(k*m)ISO 22007-4:2008
    Specific heat1.6J/(g*K)ISO 22007-4:2008
  • Electrical properties
    Electrical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    surface resistivity1014OSilver electrode, 23°C, 12% r.h.DIN IEC 60093
    volume resistivity1014O*cmSilver electrode, 23°C, 12% r.h.DIN IEC 60093
    Dielectric strength31kV/mm23°C, 50% r.h.ISO 60243-1
    Resistance to tracking (CTI)600VPlatin electrode, 23°C, 50% r.h., solvent ADIN EN 60112
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Resistance to hot water/ bases(+)--
    Flammability (UL94)HB-corresponding toDIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Resistance to weathering---
    Water absorption0.6%24h / 96h (23°C)DIN EN ISO 62

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