Nylene 401

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  • Nylene® 401
  • Technical Data Sheet
Resin Type:
  • Nylon 6
Description:                 
  • General purpose un-reinforced nylon 6 injection molding resin
  • High flow characteristics at minimal processing temperatures
  • Suitable for applications in both thin and heavy sections that require typical nylon characteristics and easy molding
Properties ASTM/ISO Procedure Unit English SI
Physical
Specific Gravity D792 n/a 1.14 1.14
Mold Shrinkage D955 mm/mm 0.012
Mechanical
Tensile Strength D638 psi (MPa) 10,900 75
Flexural Modulus D790 psi (MPa) 355,000 2,448
Elongation @ Break D638 % 40
Notched Izod @ 23°C D256 ft-lb/in (J/m) 0.8 43
Thermal
DTUL @ 64 psi/0.45 MPa D648 °F (°C) 360 182
DTUL @ 264 psi/1.82 MPa D648 °F (°C) 131 55
Melt Point D3418 °F (°C) 428 220
Notes: Testing conducted on dry-as-molded specimens at 73°F (22.8°C}

Recommended Processing Considerations: PA6 Injection Molding - Unreinforced

Pressure psi
Injection 4-12,000
Hold 3-9,000
Back 0-50

Melt Temperature: Melt Temperature: Nylene® PA6 melts at 428°F, (220°C) actual melt temperatures of 440-560°F (227-293°C) are permissible, depending on residence time and shot size.

Mold Temperature: 120-200°F (49-93°C), highly filled grades require 180-200°F (82-93°C) to obtain the best overall surface appearance, higher temperatures will increase crystallinity.

Residence Time: should not exceed 6 minutes if possible, less with higher melt temperatures

Shot Size: should be between 25-75% of barrel capacity.

Fill Rate: fast fill rates are suggested for best surface appearance.

Regrind Level: typically no more than 25% is recommended, with higher levels possible for unfilled grades depending on the end use requirements. Make certain regrind is properly dried to virgin moisture levels.

Drying Temperature: 150-180°F (66-82°C) for 2-4 hours, Nylene® PA6 should be dried to less than 0.20% moisture for optimum performance. Drying longer than 4 hours or at higher temperatures may cause discoloration of the polymer or adversely affect important physical properties.

Fillers/Reinforcements:

    Approvals & Recognition:

    • UL 94: V-2: All colors @ 1.47 mm - 3.10 mm
    • FMVSS 302: DNB

    Automotive OEM: Specs & Colors:

    • Ford Motor Corporation
      ESF-M4D78-A
    • ASTM Line Call-outs
      ASTM D4066 PA0212

    Automotive Colors:

    Disclaimer

    Nylene does not guarantee the accuracy of this information or the suitability of this product for any given application or usage situation. These values are based on test specimens and should not be used to establish specification limits or fabricate tooling.

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