Application area: General industry

General facts


Shortening: PA

Color: Green

Coloring options: Extensive

Common uses: Structural applications, bearings, gears, screws, propellers, tool shafts, sliding parts and sheaves.


The benefits of Ertalon LFX 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 LFX 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.

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Material data sheet Ertalon LFX

Ertalon LFX plastic – Specific properties

The Ertalon LFX plastic internally lubricated cast nylon 6 is self-lubricating in the real meaning of the word. The plastic that is specially developed for unlubricated, highly loaded, and slow-moving parts applications, yields a considerable enlargement of the application opportunities compared to standard cast nylons. It offers a reduced coefficient of friction, considerably increasing the pressure-velocity capabilities and a vastly improved wear resistance.