Tecamid™ Nylon Sheets and Rods
TECAMID™ is an ideal material for metal replacement in applications whose design requirements include high strength, toughness, and weight reduction.
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.
Typical Property Values
|Units||TECAMID™ 6/6||TECAMID™ 6/12||TECAMID™ ST||TECAMID™ HS|
|@24 hours, 73°F||D570||%||1.2||0.25||1.2||-|
|Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F||D638||psi||100,00||8,000||7,200||10,000|
|Elongation @ Break, 73°F||D638||%||25||20||60||25|
|Flexural Strength, 73°F||D790||psi||15,500||-||9,800||-|
|Flexural Modulus, 73°F||D790||psi||440,000||275,000||245,000||440,000|
|Izod Impact Strength, 73°F||D256||ft-lbs/in||1.1||0.9||17.0||1.2|
|Rockwell Hardness, 73°F||D785||M or R Scale||M-90||R-114||R-112||-|
|Shore Hardness||-||D Scale||-||-||-||-|
|Wear Factor Against Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpm||D3702||200 x 10-10||190 x 10-10||200 x 10-10||-|
|Static Coefficient of Friction||D3702||-||-||0.31||-||-|
|Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, 40 psi, 50 fpm||D3702||-||0.26||-||0.28||-|
|Heat Deflection Temperature|
|@ 66 psi||D648||°F||455||-||421||392|
|Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion||D696||in/in/°F||4.5 x 10-5||5 x 10-5||6.7 x 10-5||-|
|Maximum Servicing Temperature|
|Vicat Softening Point||-||°F||-||-||-||-|
|Flammability||UL94||(mm)||V-2 (3.0)||HB (0.86)||HB (0.81)||HB (0.75)|
|@ 60 Hz, 73°F, 50% RH||D150||-||4||4||-||-|
|@ 1 MHz||D150||-||3.6||3.5||-||-|
|@ 20 GHz||D150||-||-||-||-||-|
|@ 30 GHz||D150||-||-||-||-||-|
|Dissipation Factor, @ 60 HZ, 73°F||D150||-||0.01||0.02||-||-|
This information is only to assist and advise you on current technical knowledge and is given without obligation or liability. All trade and patent rights should be observed. All rights reserved. Data obtained from extruded shapes material. TECAMID™ - Ensinger Industries, Inc.
Diameters: 3/16” to 4 3/4”, 10’ length
Length: 5” and greater, 5’ length
1/32” to 2” thickness inclusive are 2’ x 4’
3 3/4” to 2” thickness inclusive are 1’ x 2’
Primary Specification (Resin) (Typical)
TECAMID6/6: ASTM-D-4066 PA0114
TECAMIDST: ASTM-D-4066 PA0162
TECAMIDHS: ASTM-D-4066 PA124B54380
Shapes Specification (Typical)