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NYLON Detailed Properties

(Nylon - Polyamide) 

Nylon is available in several grades and types.  The table below lists a generally accepted summary of properties that we believe to be reliable, however, for specific information on a particular grade, please contact us.   Determination of resin is dependent on the application and this table is only meant to serve as a general guideline.    

 

Nylon Properties ASTM UNIT Nylon

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Specific Gravity D792   1.04~1.14
Elongation   D638 % 25~>150
Tensile Strength  D638 psi 11,500~27,000
Flexural Strength D790 psi 5,800
Compressive Strength D695 psi 8,700
Tensile Modulas  D638 (10~5)psi  
Flexural Modulas D790 (10~5)psi  
Hardness Durometer  D785 Rockwell R 104~115
Impact Strength IZOD
73F/23C
D256 notched ft/lbs/in 0.5~2.1
THERMAL PROPERTIES
Melting Point   C
(F)
254
(490)
Upper Service
Temperature(20,000h)
  C
(F)
(99-121)
(210-250)
Flame Rating**   UL94 v-2
Thermal Conductivity C117 10~4
cal/sec/cm2,C/cm
 
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
Dielectric Constant D150 1kHz 3.5~3.7
Dissipation Factor D150 1kHz 0.03~0.12
Dielectric Strength D149 125 v/mil. 350~550
Volume Resistivity   D257 ohm-cm
at 73
F, 50% RH
>1013~1015
GENERAL PROPERTIES
Chemical/Solvent
Resistance
    Excellent
Water Absorption, 24h D570 % 1.3~2.9
Refractive Index      

Arc Resistivity
D495 sec 130

 

 
 

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