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State: nylon (PA 66)
Additives: 13% glass fiber reinforced, heat-stablized
Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Flexural Modulus (MPa)   4830 - 5175   23 ºC   D790
Tensile Strength (MPa)  104 - 117 at break   D638
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 190  dry (0.2% water content)   D790
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 104  50% relative humidity   D790
Elongation at break (%)   3 - 5     D638
Hardness   95  Rockwell M   D638
 120  Rockwell R   D638
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  0.5 - 0.6     D256A

 Thermal Properties Conditions
Pressure State ASTM
Deflection Temperature (ºC)  257   0.46 MPa   D648
 232 - 243   1.82 MPa   D648

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Specific Gravity  1.21 - 1.23   D792
Water Absorption (% weight increase)  7.1  saturated D570
 1.1  after 24 hrs D570

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melting Temperature (ºC)  257  Tm, crystalline  
Processing Temperature (ºC)  271 - 299  injection molding  
Molding Pressure (MPa)   48 - 138    
Compression Ratio  3 - 4    
Linear Mold Shrinkage (cm/cm)  0.005 - 0.009   D955

Suppliers
A. Schulman Akron, OH  800-662-7203
Adell Plastics, Inc. Baltimore, MD  800-638-5218
Albis Corp. Rosenburg, TX  800-231-5911
ALM Corp. Wayne, NJ   
Ashley Polymers Brooklyn, NY   
ComAlloy International Co. Nashville, TN   
DSM Engineering Plastic Products, Inc. Reading, PA  800-729-0101
LNP Engineering Plastics, Inc. Exton, PA  800-854-8774
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
Ticona Summit, NJ  800-526-4960
Wellman, Inc. Johnsonville, SC   
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