Application area: Allmän industri

General facts


Shortening: PA

Color: White, opaque

Coloring options: Extensive

Common uses: Gears, screws, bearings, propellers, tool shafts, door handles, machine covers, rifle butts, blocks, hoists, cable insulation, etc.


  • Good combination of mechanical and chemical properties fatigue and creep resistance abrasion resistance – used for example for bearings and gears.
  • Can be used at relatively high temperatures continuously
    (especially heat stabilized quality).
  • Polyamide 6 can be monomer cast. The method is suitable for large voltage-free details in short series.
  • Unfilled PAs are food approved.


  • 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.

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Material data sheet Ertalon LFX

Specific properties

Ertalon® LFX Cast quality modified by the addition of oil. This provides a material that can be used unlubricated at higher loads and where the sliding speed is relatively low.