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Nylon, one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics, is an extremely versatile engineering plastic. An excellent combination of mechanical performance (toughness, low coefficient of friction, and good abrasion resistance) and cost make Nylon an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber. There are many nylon grades available; the most common are Nylon 6/6 (extruded) and Nylon 6 (cast).

Nylon 6/6 is very easy to modify with fillers, fibers, internal lubricants, and impact modifiers. Glass Filled nylon Variants of this nylon exhibit increased structural and impact strength, and rigidity. The addition of glass fibers to nylon 6/6 in various amounts (10%, 20%, 30% and 40%) increases tensile strength, stiffness, compressive strength, and a lower thermal expansion coefficient over conventional unfilled grades. Glass filled nylons offer better strength than general purpose nylon but it is highly abrasive and will abrade or gall mating surfaces.

A large number of formulations for nylon, i.e., Kevlar® filled, lubricant filled, and molybdenum-disulfide filled grades, and variants within these grades such as FDA compliant, heat stabilized, impact modified are available to match specific application demands. Contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative who can help you choose the correct material to meet the needs of your application.

Brand Names

  • Ensilon® GF30
  • Sustamid® 66 GF30
  • Unipa® Rg

Emco Industrial Plastics doesn’t claim to represent all of the manufacturers or trade name products listed. This list is intended as a guide of typical materials available for purchase from Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc. For additional information, contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative by filling out the form below.

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At a Glance

Generic Name
Polyamide

Available In
Sheet, Rod

Certifications
MIL-P-19904

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Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages Grades

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet 1/4″ – 4″ TH Black
Rod 3/16″ – 6″ DIA Black

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Properties

Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density lb/in3 D792 0.049
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % D570 0.7
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength psi D638 27000
Tensile Modulus psi D638 1400000
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 3
Flexural Strength psi D790 39000
Flexural Modulus psi 400000 1200000
Hardness, Rockwell R D785 M101
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256 1.2
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion in./in./°F D256 1.2 x 10-5
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 482
Melting Temperature °F D3418 491
Max Operating Temp °F 230
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/ft2-hr-°F C177 1.7
Flammability Rating UL94 H-B
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Dielectric Strength V/mil D149 530, 1/8″ th.
Dielectric Constant D150 3.5
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz D150 0.02
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH ohm-cm D257 10^15
NOTE: The property values presented above are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.

Applications

  • Machine parts
  • Bearings, bushings, gears
  • Valve Seats and Wear Surfaces
  • Rollers
  • Guides
  • Thin walled technical components

Advantages

  • Good electrical insulator
  • High chemical resistance
  • Good wear and abrasion resistance
  • Easily fabricated into precision parts using standard metalworking equipment
  • USDA and FDA compliant (natural only)
  • Vibration and peening resistance

Grades

  • Extruded (Type 6), Unfilled
  • Extruded (Type 6), Unfilled, Heat Stabilized
  • Extruded (Type 6), Oil Filled
  • Extruded (Type 6), Moly2 Filled
  • Extruded (Type 6), Glass Filled
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