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

TECAMID 66 MO - Molybdenum Disulfide filled

Nylon is one of the most widely used and versatile thermoplastic resins. Its combination of physical properties versus its price makes it a favorite choice for numerous applications. Nylon has a consistent history of replacing other materials including: metal, brass, bronze, aluminum, and rubber. In replacing metal gears in machinery, nylon can be advantageous because of its ability to reduce noise, use less lubrication and increase gear life. TECAMID® MDS is an extruded "moly" filled nylon 6/6, which is gray in color. The addition of particles of molybdenum disulfide enhances the surface lubricity and wear resistance over unfilled nylon. In applications requiring high lubricity, this material may be a good candidate. In addition to the greater lubricity there are many additional property enhancementsthat occur.

  • Low surface friction
  • Increased surface hardness
  • Increased heat resistance
  • Higher tensile properties
  • Improved dimensional stability

TECAMID® MDS has enhanced properties which make it an ideal material to replace metals in machinery. It can increase the life of many moving parts as well as provide a noise reduction benefit and requires less lubrication. A very stable compound with many industrial applications.

  Properties Condition Units Value
Physical Chemical Designation PA 66
Density g/cm3 1.14
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 500,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 12,000
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI 12,200
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F % 5
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F % 20
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 550,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 19,000
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 292,000
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI 14,000
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 1.1
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale 84
Coefficient of Friction Static
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM
Wear (K) Factor in3-min/ft-lbs-hr 1.9*10-8
Limiting PV psi-fpm
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F
Melting Temperature °F 491
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F 470
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F 194
Service Temperature Intermittent °F 355
Service Temperature Long Term °F 230
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) in/in/°F 4.0*10-5
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F 0.4
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F 1.7
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square 1.0*1014
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm 1015
Dielectric Strength V/mil 30
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH 2.5
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F % 0.4
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F % 7.5 - 8.5
Flammability UL 94 HB
Food Grade N
Relative Cost $