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State: nylon (PA 610)
Additives: 30-40% long glass fiber reinforced
Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Elastic Modulus (MPa)   6555 - 11040  tensile  dry (0.2% water content) D638
Flexural Modulus (MPa)   8280 - 9867   23 ºC  dry (0.2% water content) D790
Tensile Strength (MPa)  155 - 175 at break  dry (0.2% water content) D638
Compressive Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 138  dry (0.2% water content)   D695
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 235 - 258  dry (0.2% water content)   D790
Elongation at break (%)   4 - 4    dry (0.2% water content) D638
Hardness   42 - 56  Rockwell E  dry (0.2% water content) D638
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  1.7 - 2.2    dry (0.2% water content) D256A

 Thermal Properties Conditions
Pressure State ASTM
Deflection Temperature (ºC)  221   0.46 MPa   D648
 218   1.82 MPa   D648

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Specific Gravity  1.33 - 1.39   D792
Water Absorption (% weight increase)  0.17 - 0.21  after 24 hrs D570
Dielectric Strength (V/mil);
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  500   D149

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melting Temperature (ºC)  220  Tm, crystalline  
Processing Temperature (ºC)  266 - 288  injection molding  
Linear Mold Shrinkage (cm/cm)  0.013 - 0.03   D955

Suppliers
DSM Engineering Plastic Products, Inc. Reading, PA  800-729-0101
LNP Engineering Plastics, Inc. Exton, PA  800-854-8774
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