PA6 (Polyamide 6)


- High strength and stiffness at high temperature.
- Good impact strength (even at low temperature).
- Good abrasion and wear resistance.
- Excellent fuel and oil resistance.
- Good fatigue resistance.
- Excellent surface appearance.
- Good electrical insulating properties.
- Good UV resistance.
- Good mechanical properties (like stiffness and toughness).
- High heat resistance.
- Good weathering resistance.
- Good chemical resistance.
- Good wear, abrasion and friction behaviour.
- Low flammability (using halogen free flame retardants).
- Excellent dirt resistance and easy to clean.
- Excellent alternative to polypropylene.
- Very high puncture resistance.
- Good barrier resistance to oxygen, carbon dioxide and aromas.
- Good transparency.


PA (polyamide) is made from a diamine and a dicarbolic acid. There are many variants of PA with different physical and chemical properties where PA 6 and PA 66 are the most common used. Polyamide is recognise for good abrasion resistance, low friction coefficient, good resistance to heat and good impact resistance. In dry conditions PA is a good electrical insulator.

Usual uses

Small bearings, gears, windshield wipers, football helmets, shoes, inks, clothing, parachute fabrics, rainwear, cellophane, door handles, radiator grilles, containers, circuit breakers, contactors, connectors, tubes for wirings and cables protection, carpets and rugs , brushes, brooms, stadium seats, ski bindings, films for food packaging, washers, bushings, plugs, valve bodies, screws, nuts.