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Engineering 185°F - 300°F | Nylon - Extruded Type 66

TECAMID 66 - extruded nylon 66

Nylon was the first engineering resin. It has been used in applications ranging from electronic, marine, and automotive industries to fibers used to make carpet. Nylon has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties. It has very good temperature, chemical, and impact properties. However, nylon's one weakness is a propensity to absorb moisture and thus have poor dimensional stability.

  • TECAMID™ 6/6
    Type 6/6 general purpose standard grade nylon. Extruded in natural and black. (Weather Resistant Black Grade is also available as a custom.)
  • TECAMID™ 6/12
    Type 6/12 nylon. This nylon has lower moisture absorpton rates than nylon 6/6, hence superior dimensional stability.
  • TECAMID™ ST
    Type 6/6 nylon. Super Tough nylon. Increased impact resistance and toughness over Tecamid™ 6/6.
  • TECAMID™ HS
    Type 6/6 nylon. Heat Stabilized nylon. Increased ability to withstand the negative effects of heat exposure and increased overall service temperature over Tecamid™ 6/6.

TECAMID® has an excellent balance of properties which make it an ideal material for metal replacement in applications such as automotive parts, industrial valves, railway tie insulators, and other industry uses whose design requirements include high strength, toughness, and weight reduction.

  Properties Condition Units Value
Physical Chemical Designation PA 66
Filler
Density g/cm3 1.14
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 350,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 12,000
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI 12,300
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F % 7
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F % 50
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 440,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 16,500
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 392,000
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 1.2
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale 85
Coefficient of Friction Static
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM 0.26
Wear (K) Factor in3-min/ft-lbs-hr 200*10-10
Limiting PV psi-fpm
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F
Melting Temperature °F 491
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F 450
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F 194
Service Temperature Intermittent °F 300
Service Temperature Long Term °F 185
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) in/in/°F 4.5*10-5
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F 0.4
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square 1.0*1014
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm 1015
Dielectric Strength V/mil
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH 4
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F 0.01
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F % 0.45
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F % 8.5
Flammability UL 94 V-2
Food Grade Y
Relative Cost $