Nylene 405 HSU

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  • Nylene® 405 HSU
  • Technical Data Sheet
Resin Type:
  • Nylon 6
  • Plasticized, injection molding nylon 6 for use in applications requiring high flexibility, and excellent toughness and abrasion resistance.
  • Because of its internal lubricant and high monomer content, Nylene 405HSU will perform well in critical molding processes requiring very good melt flow.
  • Optimum processing conditions should provide a melt temperature of 450 - 470°F at the nozzle.
Properties ASTM/ISO Procedure Unit English SI
Specific Gravity D792 n/a 1.12 1.12
Water Absorption D570 % 3.9
Tensile Strength D638 psi (MPa) 9000 62
Flexural Modulus D790 psi (MPa) 275000 1896
Flexural Strength D790 psi (MPa) 6500 45
Elongation D638 % 200
Notched Izod @ 23°C D256 ft-lb/in (J/m) 3.5 187
DTUL @ 66 psi/0.45 MPa D648 °F (°C) 305 152
DTUL @ 264 psi/1.82 MPa D648 °F (°C) 132 56
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.


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