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Typical Properties of Nylon

Property

Test Method
Cast Nylon 6
Nylon 6/6 (Extruded)
Nylon 6/6 30% Glass

Mechanical Properties

Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.15 1.14 1.35
Density (lb/in³) ASTM D792 0.0416 0.0412 0.0488
Tensile Strength, Break (p.s.i.) ASTM D638 12,500 12,400 12,000
Elongation At Break (%) ASTM D638 20-40 90 10
Tensile Modulus (p.s.i.) ASTM D638 400,000 470,000 400,000
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 R118 R121 / M80 M90
Impact Strength 73°F Notched (ft-lbs/in) ASTM D256 0.8 1.2 1.0
Flexural Strength (p.s.i.) ASTM D790 13,500 17,000 18,500
Flexural Modulus (p.s.i.) ASTM D790 330,000 410,000 550,000
Coefficient Of Friction (Dynamic) 40psi 50fpm 0.26 0.28 -

Thermal Properties

Melting Point (°F) - 428 491 491
Heat Deflection at 66psi (°F) ASTM D648 370 410 490
Heat Deflection at 264psi (°F) ASTM D648 200 149 482
Max Service Temperature Short Term (°F) - 300 355 465
Max Service Temperature Long Term (°F) - 200 210 230
Thermal Conductivity (BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F) ASTM C177 1.67 1.70 -
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (in/in/°F) ASTM D696 0.000045 0.000050 0.000012
Flammability UL94 HB V-2 -

Electrical Properties

Dielectric Constant At 60HZ ASTM D150 3.7 4.0 -
Dissipation Factor At 60HZ ASTM D150 0.02 0.01 -
Dielectric Strength (V/mil) ASTM D149 295 300-400 -

Water Absorption Rates

Water Absorption -24 hrs.(%) ASTM D570 0.6-1.2 1.20 0.7
Water Absorption -Saturation (%) ASTM D570 5.0-6.0 8.5 5.4

NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.
 
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