NYLON TYPE 6/6 (30% GLASS FILLED)

NYLON TYPE 6/6 (30% GLASS FILLED)

Material Information

Nylon is one of the most widely used plastics because of its extreme strength, wear resistance, and self lubricating properties. Nylons are also known to be resilient and non marring, have high impact resistance has a continuous operating temperature of about 180º F, and a relatively light weight that makes it ideal for use in mechanical and electrical hardware to ease maintenance and replacement procedures. Nylon is commonly used as a replacement for bronze, brass, aluminum, steel and other metals to reduce weight and noise from metal to metal contact. Nylon 6/6 has the tendency to absorb moisture but is the least permeable to gasoline/mineral oil/fluorocarbon-refrigerant, the strongest, and most widely used, of all nylons. Its high crystallinity results in a sharp melting point, making its mechanical properties less affected by temperature. It can be found in the form of rod, tubing, or plate.

30% glass filled nylon type 6/6 is a glass reinforced extruded nylon 6/6. The glass reinforcement gives the material higher compressive strength and rigidity, as well as improved frictional characteristics.

Application

  • Washers and stampings
  • Timing sprockets
  • Speedometer gears
  • Cooling fans
  • Wire connectors
  • Windshield wiper parts
  • Door-latch hardware
  • Molded fender extensions
  • Brake fluid resevoirs
  • Bearings
  • Business machines
  • Appliances
  • Industrial equipment

Properties

  • Light weight
  • Ability to operate without lubrication
  • High tensile strength
  • High elasticity
  • High heat distortion temperature
  • Resist wear, abrasion, and vibration
  • Can withstand sustained contact with a wide range of chemicals, alkalies, dilute acids, or oxidizing agents
  • Absorbs moisture
  • Low permeability to gasoline, mineral oil, and fluorocarbon-refrigerant

Physical

Astm Test
Method

Nylon Type 6/6
(30% Glass Filled)

Density (lb/in^3) D792 0.049
Specific Gravity D792 1.35
Water Absorption @ 24 hours (%) D570 0.7
Water Saturation (%) D570 5.4

Mechanical

Tensile Strength (PSI) D638 27,000
Tensile Modulus (PSI) D638 1,400,000
Tensile Elongation at Break (%) D638 3
Flexural Strength (PSI) D790 39,000
Flexural Modulus (PSI) D790 1,200,000
Compressive Strength (PSI) D695 -
Compressive Modulus (PSI) D695 -
Izod Impact (Notched), ft-lb/in D256 2.1
Rockwell Hardness D785 M101

Thermal

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion,
10^-5/°F
D696 1.2
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi, ºF D648 482
Melting Point, °F D3418 491
Continous Service Temp (Operating), °F  - 230
Thermal Conductivity, BTU-in/hr-ft² °F C177 1.7
Flammability Rating UL94 HB

Electrical

Dielectric Strength, Short Term,
(Volts/Mil) @ .125″ Thick
D149 530
Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) @ 73 ºF, 50%
RH
D257 >10^15
Dielectric Constant at 60Hz D150 3.5
Dissipation Factor at 60 Hz D150 0.02

NOTE:

The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.