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This polyamide 6 grade, containing a metal detectable additive, has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be taced by the conventional metal detection systems  installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs (result may vary depending on the sensitivity of the metal detection system used). Nylatron MD presents good mechanical strength, stiffness, impact strength and wear resistance; it also features a food contact compliant composition (FDA and 3A-Sanitary-Dairy Standards compliant).

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FDA Compliant, 3A-Sanitary Dairy Compliant

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Sheet 3/8″ – 4″ TH 48 x 96 CTS Blue
Rod 30mm 50mm 80mm 1,000mm 3,000mm Blue

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Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density g/cm3 1.21
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % .78
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Stress at Yield MPa 25
Comprehensive Stress at 1/2/5 % nominal strain MPa 35/67/92
Ball Indentation Hardness 170
Rockwell Hardness M85
Charpy Impact Strength notched kJ/m^2 3
Charpy Impact Strength unnotched kJ/m^2 80
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion m/m(K.m) 100 x 10^-6
Thermal Conductivity °C 0.28
Melting Temperature °C 220
Min. Servicing Temperature °C -25
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.


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  • Idler wheels
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  • FDA Approved
  • Metal detection
  • Impact resistant
  • Wear resistant
  • Good machinability
  • Low moisture absorption
  • High wear and fatigue resistance
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