Engineering 185°F - 300°F | Nylon

TECAMID 612 - extruded nylon 612

Nylon was the first engineering resin. It has been used in applications ranging from electronic, marine, and automotive industries to fibers used to make carpet. Nylon has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties. It has very good temperature, chemical, and impact properties. However, nylon's one weakness is a propensity to absorb moisture and thus have poor dimensional stability.

  • TECAMID™ 6/6
    Type 6/6 general purpose standard grade nylon. Extruded in natural and black. (Weather Resistant Black Grade is also available as a custom.)
  • TECAMID™ 6/12
    Type 6/12 nylon. This nylon has lower moisture absorpton rates than nylon 6/6, hence superior dimensional stability.
    Type 6/6 nylon. Super Tough nylon. Increased impact resistance and toughness over Tecamid™ 6/6.
    Type 6/6 nylon. Heat Stabilized nylon. Increased ability to withstand the negative effects of heat exposure and increased overall service temperature over Tecamid™ 6/6.

TECAMID™ has an excellent balance of properties which make it an ideal material for metal replacement in applications such as automotive parts, industrial valves, railway tie insulators, and other industry uses whose design requirements include high strength, toughness, and weight reduction.

Properties Condition Value   Test Method Comment
Mechanical Modulus of elasticity (tensile test) @ 73°F 300,000 psi ASTM D 638  
Wear (K) factor Against Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpm 190*10-10 in3-min/ft-lbs-hr ASTM D 3702  
Tensile strength at yield @ 73°F 8,000 psi ASTM D 638  
Elongation at break @ 73°F 20 % ASTM D 638  
Modulus of elasticity (flexural test) @ 73°F 275,000 psi ASTM D 790  
Compression strength @ 73°F 2,400 psi ASTM D 695  
Impact strength (Izod) @ 73°F 0.9 ft-lbs/in ASTM D 256  
Rockwell hardness @ 73°F R scale 114   ASTM D 785  
Coefficient of friction Static 0.31   ASTM D 3702  
Thermal Melting temperature   422 °F ASTM D 2133  
Deflection temperature

@ 264 psi

142 °F ASTM D 648  
Thermal expansion (CLTE)   5*10-4 in/in/°F ASTM D 696  
Specific heat   0.45 BTU/lb-F° -  
Thermal conductivity   1.53 % -  
Electrical Volume resistivity   10-15 Ω*cm ASTM D 257  
Dissipation factor @ 60 Hz, 70°F 0.02 % ASTM D 150  
Dielectric constant @ 60 Hz, 73 °F, 50% RH 4   ASTM D 150  
Dielectric constant @ 1 MHz 3.5   ASTM D 150  
Other Moisture absorption @ 24 hrs, 73°F 0.25 % ASTM D 570  
Moisture absorption @ saturation, 73°F 3.0 % ASTM D 570  
Flammability (UL94)   HB   1) 1) 0.86 mm

This information is only to assist and advise you on current technical knowledge and is given without obligation or liability. All trade and patent rights should be observed. All rights reserved. Data obtained from extruded shapes material.
TECAMID™ - Ensinger Industries, Inc.