Plastics, Engineering PlasticsNylon 6 Bar (PA)

A versatile plastic used extensively for applications in mechanical construction and maintenance.

Nylon 6 rod is a common engineering plastic due to its ease of machinability. It combines high strength, stiffness and hardness with good creep and wear resistance. It also has good heat ageing properties, is electrically insulating and is resistant to many oils, chemicals, fuels and cleaning fluids

A partially crystalline polyamide with good strength, toughness and resilience. This is particularly important under impact loading or at low temperatures.

By using additives such as oil, solid lubricants or thermal stabilisers, the typical characteristics of type 6 nylon can be selectively adjusted for certain applications, opening up a custom tailored range of materials to cover a wide application spectrum. Cast nylon demonstrates even higher crystallinity and better machinability than extruded nylon.

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Product FormSize Range
Round Bar5.0mm - 320.0mm
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Properties are for natural bar.

PrropertyParameterTest methodValue
Mechanical Properties
Modulus of Elasticity1mm/minDIN EN ISO 572-23300 MPa
Tensile Strength50mm/minDIN EN ISO 572-279 MPa
Elongation at Yield50mm/minDIN EN ISO 572-24%
Flexural Strength2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178100 MPa
Compression Modulus5mm/min, 10 NEN ISO 6042700 MPa
Notched Impact Strength (Charpy)max 7.5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eA7kJ/m²
Ball Indentation HardnessISO 2039-1155 MPa
Thermal Properties
Melting Temperature-DIN EN ISO 11357221°C
Service TemperatureShort TermNN160°C
Thermal Expansion23-100°C, longDIN EN ISO 11359-1:212 10-5 *1/K
Thermal Conductivity-ISO 2207-4:20080.37 W/(k*m)
Specific Heat-ISO 2207-4:20081.6 J/(g*K)
Electrical Properties
Surface Resistivity-DIN IEC 600931014 Ohm
Volume Resistivity-DIN IEC 600931014 Ohm*cm
Dielectric Strength-ISO 60243-131 kV/mm
Physical Properties
Flammability (UL94)DIN IEC 60695-11-10HB
Water Absorption24h/96h (23°C)DIN EN ISO 620.6%
Density1.14 g/cm³


  • Very low levels of internal stress
  • High degree of crystallinity
  • Toughness at high levels of hardness
  • Very good wear resistance
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Good damping properties
  • Easy processing
  • Ability to be manufactured in wide ranging casting weights and dimensions

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