Nylene 406

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  • Nylene® 406
  • Technical Data Sheet
Resin Type:
  • Nylon 6
  • General purpose, fast cycling nylon 6 molding resin
  • Optimum processing conditions should provide a melt temperature of 450°F-470°F at the nozzle
  • Crystallization initiators provide fast molding cycles through rapid melt set-up
  • Parts molded have better dimensional stability at moisture equilibrium than parts molded from conventional nylon
Properties ASTM/ISO Procedure Unit English SI
Specific Gravity D792 n/a 1.13 1.13
Mold Shrinkage D955 mm/mm 0.012
Tensile Strength D638 psi (MPa) 10900 75
Flexural Modulus D790 psi (MPa) 360000 2483
Elongation D638 % 25
Notched Izod @ 23°C D256 ft-lb/in (J/m) 0.8 43
DTUL @ 64 psi/0.45 MPa D648 °F (°C) 360 182
DTUL @ 264 psi/1.82 MPa D648 °F (°C) 140 60
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.


    Approvals & Recognition:

    • UL 94: V-2: All colors @ 1.47 mm - 6.10 mm

    Automotive Colors:


    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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