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State: nylon (PA 6)
Additives: 40% mineral reinforced
Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Flexural Modulus (MPa)   4485 - 4830   23 ºC   D790
Tensile Strength (MPa)   76 - 78 at break   D638
Elongation at break (%)   3     D638
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  1.0 - 1.1     D256A

 Thermal Properties Conditions
Pressure State ASTM
Deflection Temperature (ºC)  132 - 141   1.82 MPa   D648

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Specific Gravity  1.45   D792

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melting Temperature (ºC)  210 - 220  Tm, crystalline  
Processing Temperature (ºC)  232 - 288  injection molding  
Molding Pressure (MPa)   14 - 138    
Compression Ratio  3 - 4    
Linear Mold Shrinkage (cm/cm)  0.003 - 0.006   D955

Suppliers
A. Schulman Akron, OH  800-662-7203
Albis Corp. Rosenburg, TX  800-231-5911
AlliedSignal, Inc. Morristown, NJ  888-565-9835
Ashley Polymers Brooklyn, NY   
Bayer Corp. Pittsburgh, PA  800-662-2927
M.A. Hanna Engineered Materials Norcross, GA   
Network Polymers, Inc. Akron, OH  888-437-4674
Polymers International, Inc. Spartanburg, SC   
RTP Co. Winona, MN  800-433-4787
Wellman, Inc. Johnsonville, SC   
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