Engineering 185°F - 300°F | Nylon

TECAMID 66 MO - Molybdenum Disulfide filled

Nylon is one of the most widely used and versatile thermoplastic resins. Its combination of physical properties versus its price makes it a favorite choice for numerous applications. Nylon has a consistent history of replacing other materials including: metal, brass, bronze, aluminum, and rubber. In replacing metal gears in machinery, nylon can be advantageous because of its ability to reduce noise, use less lubrication and increase gear life. TECAMID™MDS is an extruded "moly" filled nylon 6/6, which is gray in color. The addition of particles of molybdenum disulfide enhances the surface lubricity and wear resistance over unfilled nylon. In applications requiring high lubricity, this material may be a good candidate. In addition to the greater lubricity there are many additional property enhancementsthat occur.

  • Low surface friction
  • Increased surface hardness
  • Increased heat resistance
  • Higher tensile properties
  • Improved dimensional stability

TECAMID™MDS has enhanced properties which make it an ideal material to replace metals in machinery. It can increase the life of many moving parts as well as provide a noise reduction benefit and requires less lubrication. A very stable compound with many industrial applications.

Properties Condition Value   Test Method Comment
Mechanical Modulus of elasticity (tensile test) @ 73°F 550,000 psi ASTM D 638  
Tensile strength at yield @ 73°F 12,000 psi ASTM D 638  
Elongation at break @ 73°F 20 % ASTM D 638  
Flexural Strength @ 73°F 17,000 psi ASTM D 790  
Modulus of elasticity (flexural test) @ 73°F 500,000 psi ASTM D 790  
Compression strength @ 1% strain 1200 % ASTM D 695  
Compression strength @ 10% strain 14000 % ASTM D 695  
Impact strength (Izod) @ 73°F 1.2 ft-lbs/in ASTM D 256  
Rockwell hardness M Scale 87   ASTM D 785  
Wear rate Against Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpm 1.9*10-8 in3-min/ft-lbs-hr ASTM D 3702  
Thermal Melting temperature   491 °F -  
Deflection temperature

@ 66 psi

470 °F ASTM D 648  
Deflection temperature @ 264 psi 194 °F ASTM D 648  
Service temperature Intermittent 355 °F -  
Service temperature

Long term

230 °F -  
Thermal expansion (CLTE)   4.0*10-5 in/in/°F ASTM D 696 1) 1) Injection molded samples
Specific heat   0.4 BTU/lb-F° -  
Electrical Volume resistivity   1015   ASTM D 257  
Dissipation strength   30 V/mil ASTM D 149  
Dielectric constant @ 60 Hz, 73 °F, 50% RH 2.5   ASTM D 150  
Other Moisture absoption @ 24 hrs, 73°F 1.2 - 2.5 % ASTM D 570  
Moisture absorption @ saturation, 73°F 7.5 - 8.5 % ASTM D 570  
Flammability (UL94)   HB   -  

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TECAMID™ - Ensinger Industries, Inc.