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Introduction

Polyamide, also known as PA, or Nylon, has been mass-produced since 1935.
  - It is a thermoplastic polycondensate.
- Applications: PA is commonly used to make high-lubricity parts such as bearings, blow moldings molds, and clothing fabrics.
- General properties: It has high lubricity and moderate strength. It is tough, inexpensive, but has poor dimensional stability due to water absorption (hygroscopic nature).
- Trade Name: Ultramid, Zytel.
Specific Grades of Polyamide
1. Polyamide, nylon alloys, ceramic and glass fiber reinforced.
2. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), molding and extrusion compound.
3. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 15% glass fiber reinforced.
4. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 25% glass fiber reinforced.
5. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 30-35% glass fiber reinforced.
6. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 50% glass fiber reinforced.
7. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 30% long glass fiber reinforced.
8. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 40% long glass fiber reinforced.
9. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 50% long glass fiber reinforced.
10. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), semi-aromatic semicrystalline copolymer, 35% glass fiber reinforced.
11. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), semi-aromatic semicrystalline copolymer, 45% glass fiber reinforced.
12. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), unreinforced, toughened.
13. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 33% glass fiber reinforced, toughened.
14. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 30% glass fiber reinforced, flame-retardant grade.
15. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 40% mineral and glass fiber reinforced.
16. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 40% mineral reinforced.
17. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), High impact copolymers and rubber modified compounds.
18. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), unfilled with molybdenum disulfide.
19. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 30% glass fiber reinforced, impact modified.
20. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), 30% PAN carbon fiber, EMI shielding (conductive).
21. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), cast.
22. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), cast, heat stabilized.
23. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), cast, oil filled.
24. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), cast, plasticized.
25. Polyamide, nylon (PA 6), cast, Type 6 / 612 blend.
26. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), molding compound.
27. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 13% glass fiber reinforced, heat-stablized.
28. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 15% glass fiber reinforced.
29. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 30-33% glass fiber reinforced.
30. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 50% glass fiber reinforced.
31. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 30% long glass fiber reinforced.
32. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 40% long glass fiber reinforced.
33. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 50% long glass fiber reinforced.
34. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 60% long glass fiber reinforced.
35. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), unreinforced, toughened.
36. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 15-33% glass fiber reinforced, toughened.
37. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 25-30% mineral filled, modified high-impact.
38. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), unreinforced, flame-retardant grade.
39. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 20-25% glass fiber reinforced, flame-retardant grade.
40. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 40% glass and mineral reinforced.
41. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 40-45% mineral filled.
42. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 30% graphite or PAN carbon fiber.
43. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 40% aluminum flake, EMI shielding (conductive).
44. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 5% stainless steel, long fiber, EMI shielding (conductive).
45. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 6% stainless steel, long fiber, EMI shielding (conductive).
46. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 10% stainless steel, long fiber, EMI shielding (conductive).
47. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 50% PAN carbon fiber, EMI shielding (conductive).
48. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 30% pitch carbon fiber, EMI shielding (conductive).
49. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 40% pitch carbon fiber, EMI shielding (conductive).
50. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 15% nickel coated carbon fiber, EMI shielding (conductive).
51. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 40% nickel coated carbon fiber, EMI shielding (conductive).
52. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), molybdenum disulfide filled, antifriction.
53. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 5% silicone, lubricated.
54. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 10% PTFE, lubricated.
55. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 30% PTFE, lubricated.
56. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), 5% molydenum disulfide and 30% PTFE, lubricated.
57. Polyamide, nylon (PA 66), copolymer.
58. Polyamide, nylon (PA 610), molding and extrusion compound.
59. Polyamide, nylon (PA 610), 30-40% long glass fiber reinforced.
60. Polyamide, nylon (PA 610), 30-40% long glass fiber reinforced.
61. Polyamide, nylon (PA 610), 30% glass fiber reinforced, flame-retardant grade.
62. Polyamide, nylon (PA 612), molding compound.
63. Polyamide, nylon (PA 612), 30-35% glass fiber reinforced.
64. Polyamide, nylon (PA 612), 35-45% long glass fiber reinforced.
65. Polyamide, nylon (PA 612), unreinforced, toughened.
66. Polyamide, nylon (PA 612), 33% glass fiber reinforced, toughened.
67. Polyamide, nylon (PA 612), 30% glass fiber reinforced, flamed-retardant grade.
68. Polyamide, nylon (PA 612), 10% PTFE, lubricated.
69. Polyamide, nylon (PA 612), 15% PTFE, 30% glass fiber reinforced, lubricated.
70. Polyamide, nylon (PA 612), 10% PTFE, 30% PAN carbon fiber, lubricated.
71. Polyamide, nylon (PA 46), extrusion.
72. Polyamide, nylon (PA 46), unreinforced.
73. Polyamide, nylon (PA 46), super-tough.
74. Polyamide, nylon (PA 46), 15% glass reinforced.
75. Polyamide, nylon (PA 46), 15% glass reinforced V-O.
76. Polyamide, nylon (PA 46), 30% glass reinforced.
77. Polyamide, nylon (PA 46), 30% glass reinforced V-O.
78. Polyamide, nylon (PA 46), 50% glass reinforced.
79. Polyamide, nylon (PA 46), 50% glass and mineral filled.
80. Polyamide, nylon (PA 11), molding and extrusion compound.
81. Polyamide, nylon (PA 12), molding and extrusion compound.
82. Polyamide, aromatic, amorphous transparent copolymer.
83. Polyamide, aromatic, unfilled, aramid molded parts.
84. Polyamide, partially aromatic, 35% glass fiber reinforced, impact modified.
85. Polyamide, partially aromatic, 40% glass fiber reinforced.
86. Polyamide, partially aromatic, 50% glass fiber reinforced.
87. Polyamide, partially aromatic, 60% glass fiber reinforced.
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