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State: nylon (PA 6), cast
Additives: oil filled
Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Elastic Modulus (MPa)   1898 - 2588  compressive   D638
  2588 - 3278  tensile   D638
Flexural Modulus (MPa)   1898 - 2588   23 ºC   D790
Tensile Strength (MPa)   66 - 76 at break   D638
Compressive Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
  83 - 97     D695
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
  97 - 110     D790
Elongation at break (%)   45 - 55     D638
Hardness  110 - 115  Rockwell   D638
  74 - 78  Shore   D638
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  0.7 - 1.0     D256A

 Thermal Properties Conditions
Pressure State ASTM
Coef of Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC)   35     D696
Deflection Temperature (ºC)  204 - 221   0.46 MPa   D648
 166 - 204   1.82 MPa   D648

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Specific Gravity  1.14 - 1.15   D792
Water Absorption (% weight increase)  2 - 2.5  saturated D570
 0.5 - 0.6  after 24 hrs D570
Dielectric Strength (V/mil);
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  500 - 600   D149

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melting Temperature (ºC)  227 - 238  Tm, crystalline  

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Cast Nylons, Ltd. Willoughby, OH  800-543-3619
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