Extruded Nylon Unfilled

Extruded Nylon Unfilled


What is the Material: Extruded Nylon Unfilled is a semi-crystalline material. It is produced using equal parts of two materials, hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid, each molecule made up of 6 carbon atoms, thus the name PA-6/6.

Key Material Features: This material is beneficial in applications requiring mechanical properties, low friction, wear resistance, and abrasion resistance.

Other Considerations: Extruded nylons absorb less moisture and have a melting point about 70°F higher than cast nylon.


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Chemical Designation (PA-6/6) Extruded Polyamide
Trade Names (®, ™) Nylon 101, Sustamid 6/6, Tecamid 6/6, Unipa 6/6
Color Natural and Black
Density (g/cm^3) 1.14 D 792


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Modulus of Elasticity (Tensile Test) (psi) 350000 D 638
Tensile Strength at Yield (psi) 12000 D 638
Tensile Strength at Break (psi) 12300 D 638
Elongation at Yield (%) 7 D 638
Elongation at Break (%) 50 D 638
Flexural Strength (psi) 16500 D 790
Modulus of Elasticity (Flexural Test) (psi) 440000 D 790
Compression Strength: 10% Strain (psi) 12500 D 695
Compression Strength: 1% Strain (psi) 1500 D 695
Compression Modulus (psi) 392000 D 695
Impact Strength (Izod) (ft-lbs/in) 1.2 D 256
Hardness (M) 85 D 785
Coefficient of Friction (Kinetic, 40 psi, 50 fpm) 0.26 D 3702
Wear (K) Factor (in^3-min/ft-lbs-hr) (Against Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpm) 2.00E-8 D 3702


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Melting Point (°F) 491 D 3418
Deflection Temperature (°F) (66 psi) 450 D 648
Deflection Temperature (°F) (264 psi) 194 D 648
Service Temperature Continuous (°F) 185
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) (in/in/°F) 5.50E-5 D 696
Specific Heat (BTU/lb-°F) 0.4


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Specific Surface Resistance (Ω/square) 1.00E13 D 257
Volume Resistivity (Ω*cm) 1.00E15 D 257
Dielectric Strength (V/mil) 400 D 149
Dissipation Factor (1MHz) 0.02 D 150
Dielectric Constant (1MHz) 3.6 D 150
Dielectric Constant (60 Hz and 50% RH) 4 D 150


Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Moisture Absorption (%) (24 Hours) 0.45 D 570
Moisture Absorption (%) (Saturated) 8.5 D 570
Flammability V-2
The data stated are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. The data should not be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. The information is provided as a guide to the best of our knowledge and given without obligation or liability. Testing under individual application circumstances is recommended.