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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 is very easy to modify with fillers, fibers, internal lubricants, and impact modifiers. The addition of internal lubricants improves on the already excellent wear resistance and friction properties of nylon 6/6. Solid lubricant additives impart self-lubricating, high pressure/velocity and superior wear resistance characteristics. This material is a type 6/6 extruded nylon compound with special additives offering superior bearing properties. It is recommended for applications where, in addition to superior bearing performance, other traditional 6/6 nylon properties also are desired.

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

  • Nylatron® NS

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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Generic Name
Polyamide

Certifications
MIL-P-19904

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Technical Information

Properties Applications Advantages Grades

Properties

Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density lb/in3 D792 1.16
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength psi D638 10500
Tensile Modulus psi D638 408000
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 10
Flexural Strength psi D790 14500
Flexural Modulus psi 400000 400000
Compressive Strength psi D695 12000
Compressive Modulus psi D695 400000
Hardness, Rockwell R D785 115
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256 0.4
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion in./in./°F D256 5.5 x 10-4
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 200
Melting Temperature °F D3418 500
Max Operating Temp °F 230
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Dielectric Strength V/mil D149 360
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH ohm-cm D257 2.5 x 105
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
  • 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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