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PA66 (Polyamide 66)
 

Caracteristics

- 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.

Description

PA6-6 or Nylon 6-6 is made of hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid, which give nylon 6,6 a total of 12 carbon atoms, and its name. PA66 is used when PA6 reaches its limit temperature or when the hydrolytic stability of PA6 is not sufficient anymore. It is made of repeating units linked by amide bonds. Nylon was the first commercially successful synthetic polymer.

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.