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Extruded Nylon 6/6 (polyhexamethylene adiptimide) is a moldable and extrudeable general-purpose nylon. Like Cast Nylon 6, it has good mechanical properties and wear resistance. Nylon 6/6 has a much higher melting point, better mechanical properties due to greater hardness, and lower water absorption than cast nylon. Because of its excellent balance of strength, ductility and heat resistance, nylon 6/6 is an outstanding candidate for metal replacement applications. Nylon 6/6 is very easy to process with a very wide process window. This allows it to be used for everything from complex, thin walled components to large thick walled housings.

Nylon 6/6 that contains finely divided particles of MoS2 offers enhanced load bearing capabilities and increased wear and friction resistance than regular Nylon 6/6, while maintaining the impact resistance inherent to nylon. This grade has become a standard thermoplastic wear part material for many industries, most commonly used for large parts (gears, sheaves, sprockets and custom parts) with improved load bearing capability allowing for longer part life, decreased mating component wear, and less down time. It is gray-black in color.

A large number of formulations for nylon, i.e., glass-filled, lubricant filled, and Kevlar® 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

  • Hydlar® ZM
  • Unipa® RkLd
  • Ensilon® MOS
  • Nylatron® GS
  • Unipa® LD

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, Tube

Certifications
MIL-P-19904

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Technical Information

Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages Grades

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet 1/32″ – 2″ TH Standard 12″, 24″ x 48″; 24″ x 96″; CTS Black
Rod 1/16″ – 2″ DIA Standard foot lengths, CTS Black
Tube 2″ – 14″ OD Standard foot lengths, CTS

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 0.042
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % D570 0.3
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength psi D638 12500
Tensile Modulus psi D638 480000
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 25
Flexural Strength psi D790 17000
Flexural Modulus psi 400000 460000
Compressive Strength psi D695 16000
Compressive Modulus psi D695 420000
Hardness, Rockwell R D785 115
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256 0.5
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion in./in./°F D256 4 x 10-5
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 200
Melting Temperature °F D3418 500
Max Operating Temp °F 220
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/ft2-hr-°F C177 1.7
Flammability Rating UL94 V-2
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Dielectric Strength V/mil D149 350, 1/8″ th.
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH ohm-cm D257 >10^13
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
  • Sheaves

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
  • Good impact 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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