eFunda Polymers: Properties of Polyamide {nylon (PA 6), 30-35% glass fiber reinforced}
engineering fundamentals Polymer Material Properties
Directory | Career | News | Standards | Industrial | SpecSearch®
Generic (ABS, ...)
Trade Name
Materials Home
General Information
Polymer Home
Glossary
Material Science
Overview
Characteristics
Comparisons
Selection Criteria
Applications
Flow Characteristics
Datasheet Primer
Major Categories
Polymer Index
History Timeline
List by Process
Thermoplastic/Thermoset
Specific Polymer
Category / Grades
Datasheet
Supplier Info
Resources
Bibliography
Login

Home Membership Magazines Forum Search Member Calculators

Materials

Design

Processes

Units

Formulas

Math
 
Polyamide
 
List of Suppliers
State: nylon (PA 6)
Additives: 30-35% glass fiber reinforced
Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Elastic Modulus (MPa)   8625 - 11040  tensile  dry (0.2% water content) D638
  7521  tensile  50% relative humidity D638
Flexural Modulus (MPa)   8625 - 9660   23 ºC  dry (0.2% water content) D790
  5520 - 6555   23 ºC  50% relative humidity D790
Tensile Strength (MPa)  166 - 190 at break  dry (0.2% water content) D638
 130 at break  50% relative humidity D638
Compressive Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 131 - 166     D695
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 235 - 248  dry (0.2% water content)   D790
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 145  50% relative humidity   D790
Elongation at break (%)   2 - 4    dry (0.2% water content) D638
Hardness   93 - 96  Rockwell M  dry (0.2% water content) D638
  78  Rockwell M  50% relative humidity D638
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  1.1 - 1.8    dry (0.2% water content) D256A
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  2.0 - 2.9    50% relative humidity D256A

 Thermal Properties Conditions
Pressure State ASTM
Coef of Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC)   16 - 80     D696
Deflection Temperature (ºC)  216 - 221   0.46 MPa  dry (0.2% water content) D648
 200 - 216   1.82 MPa  dry (0.2% water content) D648
Thermal Conductivity (W/m-ºC)  0.242 - 0.477     C177

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Specific Gravity  1.35 - 1.42   D792
Water Absorption (% weight increase)  6.4 - 7  saturated D570
 0.9 - 1.2  after 24 hrs D570
Dielectric Strength (V/mil);
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  400 - 450  dry (0.2% water content) D149

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melting Temperature (ºC)  210 - 220  Tm, crystalline  
Processing Temperature (ºC)  238 - 288  injection molding  
Molding Pressure (MPa)   14 - 138    
Compression Ratio  3 - 4    
Linear Mold Shrinkage (cm/cm)  0.001 - 0.005   D955

Suppliers
A. Schulman Akron, OH  800-662-7203
Adell Plastics, Inc. Baltimore, MD  800-638-5218
Albis Corp. Rosenburg, TX  800-231-5911
AlliedSignal, Inc. Morristown, NJ  888-565-9835
ALM Corp. Wayne, NJ   
Ashley Polymers Brooklyn, NY   
Bamberger Polymers, Inc. Jericho, NY   
BASF Corp. Mount Olive, NJ  800-BC-RESIN
Bayer Corp. Pittsburgh, PA  800-662-2927
ComAlloy International Co. Nashville, TN   
DSM Engineering Plastic Products, Inc. Reading, PA  800-729-0101
EMS-American Grilon, Inc. Sumter, SC   
Ferro Corp. Cleveland, OH   
LNP Engineering Plastics, Inc. Exton, PA  800-854-8774
M.A. Hanna Engineered Materials Norcross, GA   
M.A. Industries, Inc. Peachtree City, GA  800-241-8250
Network Polymers, Inc. Akron, OH  888-437-4674
Nyltech NA Co., Inc. Manchester, NH   
Polymers International, Inc. Spartanburg, SC   
RTP Co. Winona, MN  800-433-4787
Thermofil, Inc. Brighton, MI  800-444-4408
Ticona Summit, NJ  800-526-4960
Wellman, Inc. Johnsonville, SC   
Home  Membership  About Us  Privacy  Disclaimer  Contact  Advertise

Copyright © 2014 eFunda, Inc.