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Tecamid™ Nylon Sheets and Rods

TECAMID™ is an ideal material for metal replacement in applications whose design requirements include high strength, toughness, and weight reduction.

Nylon was the first engineering resin. It has been used in applications ranging from electronic, marine, and automotive industries to fibers used to make carpet. Nylon has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties. It has very good temperature, chemical, and impact properties. However, nylon’s one weakness is a propensity to absorb moisture and thus have poor dimensional stability.

  • TECAMID™ 6/6
    Type 6/6 general purpose standard grade nylon. Extruded in natural and black. (Weather Resistant Black Grade is also available as a custom.)
  • TECAMID™ 6/12
    Type 6/12 nylon. This nylon has lower moisture absorpton rates than nylon 6/6, hence superior dimensional stability.
  • TECAMID™ ST
    Type 6/6 nylon. Super Tough nylon. Increased impact resistance and toughness over Tecamid™ 6/6.
  • TECAMID™ HS
    Type 6/6 nylon. Heat Stabilized nylon. Increased ability to withstand the negative effects of heat exposure and increased overall service temperature over Tecamid™ 6/6.

TECAMID™ has an excellent balance of properties which make it an ideal material for metal replacement in applications such as automotive parts, industrial valves, railway tie insulators, and other industry uses whose design requirements include high strength, toughness, and weight reduction.

Typical Property Values

PROPERTIES ASTM
Test Method
Units TECAMID™ 6/6 TECAMID™ 6/12 TECAMID™ ST TECAMID™ HS
Physical
Density D792 lbs/in3 0.0412 0.0383 0.0390 0.0412
Specific Gravity D792 g/cc 1.14 1.06 1.08 1.14
Water Absorption
    @24 hours, 73°F D570 % 1.2 0.25 1.2 -
    @Saturation, 73°F D570 % 8.5 3.0 6.7 -
Mechanical
Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F D638 psi 100,00 8,000 7,200 10,000
Tensile Modulus D639 psi 350,000 300,000 - 350,000
Elongation @ Break, 73°F D638 % 25 20 60 25
Flexural Strength, 73°F D790 psi 15,500 - 9,800 -
Flexural Modulus, 73°F D790 psi 440,000 275,000 245,000 440,000
Compressive Strength D695 psi 5,000 2,400 - -
Izod Impact Strength, 73°F D256 ft-lbs/in 1.1 0.9 17.0 1.2
Rockwell Hardness, 73°F D785 M or R Scale M-90 R-114 R-112 -
Shore Hardness - D Scale - - - -
Wear Factor Against Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpm D3702 Tecamid 200 x 10-10 190 x 10-10 200 x 10-10 -
Static Coefficient of Friction D3702 - - 0.31 - -
Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, 40 psi, 50 fpm D3702 - 0.26 - 0.28 -
Thermal
Heat Deflection Temperature
    @ 66 psi D648 °F 455 - 421 392
    @264 psi D648 °F 194 142 160 194
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion D696 in/in/°F 4.5 x 10-5 5 x 10-5 6.7 x 10-5 -
Maximum Servicing Temperature
    Intermittent - °F 300 - - -
    Long Term UL746B °F 185 - - -
Specific Heat - BTU/lb-°F 0.4 0.45 - -
Thermal Conductivity - - - 1.53 - -
Vicat Softening Point - °F - - - -
Melting Point D2133 °F 491 422 505 504
Flammability UL94 (mm) V-2 (3.0) HB (0.86) HB (0.81) HB (0.75)
Electrical
Surface Resistivity D257 ohm/square - - - -
Volume Resistivity D257 ohm-cm 1015 1015 - -
Dielectric Strength D149 V/mil 300-400 - - -
Dielectric Constant
@ 60 Hz, 73°F, 50% RH D150 - 4 4 - -
@ 1 MHz D150 - 3.6 3.5 - -
@ 20 GHz D150 - - - - -
@ 30 GHz D150 - - - - -
Dissipation Factor, @ 60 HZ, 73°F D150 - 0.01 0.02 - -

This information is only to assist and advise you on current technical knowledge and is given without obligation or liability. All trade and patent rights should be observed. All rights reserved. Data obtained from extruded shapes material. TECAMID™ - Ensinger Industries, Inc.

MATERIAL AVAILABILITY

Rods:

Diameters: 3/16” to 4 3/4”, 10’ length
Length: 5” and greater, 5’ length

Plates:

1/32” to 2” thickness inclusive are 2’ x 4’
3 3/4” to 2” thickness inclusive are 1’ x 2’

Primary Specification (Resin) (Typical)

TECAMID6/6: ASTM-D-4066 PA0114
TECAMID6/12:ASTM-D-4066 PA0613
TECAMIDST: ASTM-D-4066 PA0162
TECAMIDHS: ASTM-D-4066 PA124B54380

Shapes Specification (Typical)

ASTM-D-5989 S-PA0111
ASTM-D-5989 S-PA0000
ASTM-D-5989 S-PA0511
ASTM-D-5989 S-PA0131