Nylon 6

Nylon 6 or PA6 based materials are tough and ridged. They have high tensile strength as well as good resistance to creep. PA6 is used in many structural applications because of its good mechanical strength and rigidity.  It is used in bearings because of its good wear resistance. Generally PA6 provide excellent abrasion, chemical and heat resistance and a low coefficient friction.

 

In comparison to PA66, PA6 offers:

  • Increased ductility (due to higher toughness)
  • Better impact resistance in low temperatures
  • Increased long term resistance to heat
  • Improved surface finish
  • Lower cost

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