PA6 (Nylon 6) Material Properties - Polyamide 6
Nylon 6 Material Summary
Polyamide, more commonly known as Nylon, has a wide range of applications due to its strength and resistance to heat which can be improved with additives. Similar to Acetyl, it is a low friction plastic and is commonly used in moving parts such as gears and sliders. Nylon is usually preferred when a plastic is required in a high temperature or rough environment due to its heat resistance and toughness. Nylon 6 is susceptible to chemical damage from acids and bases and is also very sensitive to wet environments as it absorbs water.
The information above has been collected through standardised tests (ASTM International) and serves only as a rough guide for material selection.