Nylon 6-PA Polyamide

Nylons are semi-crystalline polymers with a good range of properties. Nylons are widely used because they have a good cost to performance ratio. Lower numbered nylons, 6 ,6-6, 4-6, absorb moisture and change their properties as a result. Nylons have been compounded with reinforcements, fillers and additives to produce a very wide variety of properties. Nylon 6 has the lowest modulus of all nylon grades.

Applications: Automotive components, Bearings, Electronic Connectors, Gears, Consumer Products and Industrial products.

Tensile Strength Flexural Modulus Impact Strength Max Temp. Chemical Resistance
6,000-24,000 psi 390,000-1,100,000 psi 2-8 ft-lb/in notched izod 200°-350° F Good to Excellent


  • Temperature capability 600°-700° for short term
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • High resistance to abrasion
  • Tough and withstands repeated impact


  • Absorbs moisture (can affect the electrical and mechanical properties)
  • Requires UV stability
  • Attacked by strong acids/bases
  • High notch sensitivity

Brand Names: Celstran, Durethan, Electrablend, HiFill, Zytel