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Introduction of PA6

PA6 stands for Polyamide 6. It is a type of synthetic polymer commonly known as nylon 6. Nylon 6 is a thermoplastic material that belongs to the polyamide. PA6 is widely used in various industries due to its excellent mechanical properties, high tensile strength, and durability. It offers good resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and moisture, making it suitable for a wide range of applications including automotive parts, textiles, engineering components, consumer goods, and more.

PA6 Information

Process: Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Overmolding, CNC Machining, 3D Printing

Colors: custom-colored


Price: mid-range of plastic material costs

Application: automotive parts, textiles, engineering components consumer goods, etc.

Recommended Wall Thickness: 2mm-4mm

PA6 Properties

Polyamide 6 (PA6), also known as nylon 6, is an engineering thermoplastic with a range of properties that make it suitable for various applications. Here are some of the key properties of PA6:



Density (g/cm³)

1.13 – 1.15

Shrinkage Rate (%)

1.5 – 2.5

Pockwell Hardness

R115 – R125

Tensile Strength at Yield (MPa)

50 – 80

Elongation at Break (%)

50 – 100

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

2.0 – 2.7

Flexural Strength (MPa)

75 – 100

Drying Temperature (°C)

 80 – 90

Drying Time (hrs)

2 – 4

Melt Temperature (°C)

220 – 260

Mold Temperature (°C)

60 – 80

FAQ About PA6 Plastic Material

Various additives can be incorporated into PA6 to enhance its properties. For example, glass fiber reinforcement can improve stiffness and strength, while impact modifiers can enhance toughness. UV stabilizers, flame retardants, and lubricants are also used to tailor PA6 for specific applications.

PA66 generally has higher tensile strength, impact resistance, and heat resistance compared to PA6. PA66 is often chosen for more demanding applications.

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