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

TECAMID ST - Super tough

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 1.08
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 245,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 7,500
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F %
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F % 75
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 230,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 9,000
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 5.9
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale (112)
Coefficient of Friction Static
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM 0.28
Wear (K) Factor in3-min/ft-lbs-hr 200*10-10
Limiting PV psi-fpm
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F
Melting Temperature °F 504
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F 315
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F 147
Service Temperature Intermittent °F
Service Temperature Long Term °F 185
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) in/in/°F 6.7*10-4
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm
Dielectric Strength V/mil
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F % 0.30
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F % 6.70
Flammability UL 94 HB
Food Grade N
Relative Cost $$ $