Application area: General industry

General facts


Shortening: PA

Color: Black

Coloring options: Extensive

Common uses: Structural applications, bearings, gears, tool shafts, wear parts and wheels.


The benefits of Ertalon 6 XAU+ properties

  • High mechanical strength, stiffness, hardness, toughness, and damping ability.
  • Good fatigue resistance.
  • Good sliding and electrical insulating properties.
  • Excellent wear resistance.
  • Good resistance to high energy radiation (gamma- and X-rays).
  • Good machinability.


Limitations of Ertalon 6 XAU+ plastic

  • All polyamides absorb or emit moisture (different for different types).
  • The moisture acts as a plasticizer and lowers the tensile strength, creep resistance, and rigidity while increasing the impact strength and component dimensions.
  • The electrical properties are strongly influenced by the moisture content.
  • The length extension varies with temperature and moisture content.
  • The polyamides are attacked by strong mineral acids and acetic acid; they are dissolved by phenols. Some types are attacked by formic acid.

Ertalon 6 XAU+ plastic – Specific properties

Ertalon 6 XAU+ is a heat-stabilized cast nylon grade with a very dense and highly crystalline structure. This plastic offers superior heat aging performance in air, allowing 15-30°C higher continuously allowable service temperatures. Ertalon 6 XAU+ is recommended for bearings and other mechanical parts subject to wear which are operating in the air for long periods of time at temperatures over 60 °C.