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What is Nylon Plastic Material?

Nylon plastic, also known as Polyamide (PA), is an engineering-grade thermoplastic. There are many types of nylon plastic. Such as Nylon 6 (PA6), Nylon 66 (PA66), Nylon 11 (PA11), Nylon 12 (PA12). They are good plastic materials for machining due to their excellent mechanical properties, high tensile strength, and durability. The typical nylon manufacturing processes include Nylon injection molding, Nylon CNC machining, and Nylon 3D printing.


The custom Nylon products include nylon plastic pulleys, nylon wheels, etc. Those nylon products have good resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and moisture, making them suitable for a wide range of applications including automotive parts, textiles, engineering components, consumer goods, and more.

Nylon Information

Item Description
Nylon Manufacturing Processes Injection Molding, CNC Machining, 3D Printing
Colors Customize color based on Pantone code, RAL code or your sample's color
Tolerance +/-0.1mm
Nylon 6 Material Price Mid-rande of engineering plastic costs
Common Application Automotive, Consumer Electric, Textiles Industry, etc.
Strengths High performance mechanical properties, with high toughness and hardness.
Weakness Susceptible to moisture absorption. Pay more attention during nylon injection molding process.

Nylon6 vs Nylon66 Properties Comperasion

Nylon is an engineering thermoplastic with a range of properties that make it suitable for various applications. Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 are the most common types. Here are some of the key properties comparison of Nylon 6 and Nylon 66.

Property Nylon6 Value Nylon66 Value
Density (g/cm³) 1.13-1.15g/cm³ 1.13-1.15g/cm³
Shrinkage Rate (%) 1.5-2.5% 0.5-2.0%
Pockwell Hardness R115-R125 R110-R120
Tensile Strength at Yield (MPa) 50-80MPa 60-80MPa
Elongation at Break (%) 50-100% 10-50%
Flexural Modulus (GPa) 2.0-2.7GPa 2.0-3.0GPa
Flexural Strength (MPa) 75-100MPa 80-120MPa
Drying Temperature (°C) 80-90°C 80-90°C
Drying Time (hrs) 2 – 4hrs 2 – 4hrs
Melt Temperature (°C) 220-260°C 250-280°C
Mold Temperature (°C) 60-80°C 60-80°C

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Gallery of Nylon Plastic Products

PA6 is widely used in various industries due to its excellent mechanical properties, high tensile strength, and durability.  Custom nylon products such as nylon plastic pulleys, nylon wheels, etc are used in automotive parts, textiles, engineering components, consumer goods, and more.

FAQ About Nylon Plastic Material

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There are several different types of nylon, such as Nylon 6 (PA6), Nylon 66 (PA66), Nylon 11 (PA11), Nylon 12 (PA12). Each type with its unique characteristics and applications.

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.

PA66 can absorb moisture from the environment, leading to changes in dimensional stability and mechanical properties. Proper drying before processing is crucial.

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