Nylon 6.0

Chemical Designation: Polyamide 6

DIN Abbreviation: PA 6

Colour, Filler: opaque

Stock Availability: Standard length 3 metres, also cut to size

Rod 4 – 300 mm dia

Plate 1 – 100 mm thick

Tube 20 – 300 mm OD


Finished parts, machined or injection moulded

Nylon 6.0 is a semicrystalline engineering thermoplastic with high toughness for varied applications.

Main characteristics: very tough rigid

good sliding properties electrically insulating

very abrasion resistant easily machined

resistant to many oils, greases, easily welded and bonded

diesels, petrol, cleaning agents,…

  • Preferred Fields: Mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, transport and conveyor technology, textile, packaging and paper processing machinery, printing and drinks dispensing machinery, household articles, electrical engineering, building machinery, agricultural machinery

Applications: gear wheels friction bearings

friction strips conveyor screws

bushes, spindle nuts cam discs

piston guides rope pulleys

castors plug parts

impact plates damping plates

    Nylon 6.0 – Poliamida 6

    The following information corresponds with our current knowledge and indicates our products and possible applications. We cannot give a legally binding guarantee of certain properties or the suitability for a specific application. Existing commercial patents must be observed. A definitive quality guarantee is given in our general conditions of sales. Unless otherwise stated, these values represent averages taken from injection moulding samples. We reserve the right of technical alterations.

PropertiesUnitTest Method DIN ASTMDryWet *
Densityg/cm³53 4791.14
Tensile strength at yieldMPa53 4558560
Tensile strength at breakMPa53 455
Elongation at break%53 45570200
Modulus of elasticity in tensionMPa53 45732001800
Modulus of elasticity in flexureMPa53 457
Ball indentation hardnessMPa53 45616070
Impact strength
kJ/m253 453no. br.
Creep rupture strength after
100o hrs with static load
Time yield for 1%
elongation after 1000 hrs.
Coefficient of friction against
hardened and ground steel
p = 0,05 N/mm², v = 0,6 m/s
0.38 –
conditions as above
Crystalline melting point°C53 736220
Glass transition temperature°C53 736405
Heat distortion temperature
Method A
Method B
ISO 75
ISO 75
PropertiesUnitTest Method DIN ASTMDryWet *
Max. service temperature
short term
long term
Coefficient of thermal
W/(m . K)0.23
Specific heatJ/(g . K)1.7
Coefficient of thermal expansion10-5/K7
Dielectric constant at 105 Hz53 4833.77
Dielectric loss factor 105 Hz53 4830.0310.3
Specific volume resistanceW . cm53 48210151012
Surface resistanceW53 48210131010
Dielectric strength 1 mmkV/mm53 4815020
Tracking resistance53 480CTI 600CTI 600
Moisture absorption:
Equilibrium in standard atmosphere (23 °C / 50 % relative humidity)
%53 7143
Water absorption at saturation at 23 °C%53 4959.5
Resistance to hot water,
washing soda
limited resistant
FlammabilityUL 94HB
Resistance to weatheringnot resistant

* after storage in a standard 23/50 atmosphere (DIN 50 014) to equilibrium.