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State: nylon (PA 610)
Application: molding and extrusion compound
Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Tensile Strength (MPa)   70 at break  dry (0.2% water content) D638
  50 at break  50% relative humidity D638
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
  2  dry (0.2% water content)   D790
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
  1  50% relative humidity   D790
Elongation at break (%)   70    dry (0.2% water content) D638
  150    50% relative humidity D638

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Water Absorption (% weight increase)  3.3  saturated D570
 1.4  after 24 hrs D570

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melting Temperature (ºC)  220  Tm, crystalline  
Processing Temperature (ºC)  229 - 252  injection molding  
 249 - 260  extrusion  
Molding Pressure (MPa)   7 - 131    
Compression Ratio  3 - 4    
Linear Mold Shrinkage (cm/cm)  0.005 - 0.015   D955

Suppliers
EMS-American Grilon, Inc. Sumter, SC   
M.A. Hanna Engineered Materials Norcross, GA   
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