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Color: White, opaque
Coloring options: Extensive
Common uses: Structural applications, bearings, gears, screws, propellers, tool shafts, door handles, machine covers, rifle butts, blocks, hoists and cable insulation.
The benefits of Polyamide 6 plastic
PA6 is a tough plastic material.
It has excellent abrasion resistance as well as chemical resistance.
PA6 has a high endurance for fatigue.
Polyamide 6 has an impact strength as well as a high strength.
The rigidity of the material is a huge bonus.
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.
Limitations of Polyamide 6 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.
Polyamide 6 plastic – Specific properties
Polyamide 6 plastic, often referred to as PA 6 is one of the major engineering thermoplastics. The plastic is based on semi-crystalline thermoplastic, filled with exfoliated layered silicate platelets, and is most commonly used in: