Nylene 615SA

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  • Nylene® 615SA
  • Technical Data Sheet
Resin Type:
  • Nylon 6
  • High viscosity nylon 6 designed for the extrusion of blown film (both mono-layer and multi-layer film structures).
  • Suitable for profile extrusion such as tubing, shapes, etc.
  • Nylene 615SA has superior grease resistance, toughness, resistance to abrasion, and does not absorb food odors.
  • Nylene films can be drawn to provide pockets for many food shapes.
  • Good oxygen and flavor barrier to increase shelf life
  • Offers chemical and heat resistance for hot filling wide range of food and chemicals
Properties ASTM/ISO Procedure Unit English SI
Specific Gravity D792 n/a 1.13 1.13
Elongation D882 % 290
Melt Point D3418 °F (°C) 428 220
Tensile Strength D638 psi (MPa) 11000 76
Secant Modulus D882 psi (MPa) 95000 652
Water Absorption D570 % 1.9
Flexural Modulus D790 psi (MPa) 400000 2759
Notched Izod @ 23°C D256 ft-lb/in (J/m) 0.8 42.7
Relative Viscosity D789 Formic Acid n/a 140
Elongation D638 % 200
Elmendorf Tear D1922 lbf (gf) 0.123 56
Ultimate Tensile Strength D882 psi (MPa) 8650 60
Notes:Testing conducted on dry-as-molded specimens at 73°F (22.8°C}

Recommended Processing Considerations: High Viscosity Extrusion

Zone°F (C°)
Feed420-445 (216-229)
Transition435-465 (224-241)
Metering445-475 (229-246)
445-475 (229-246)
Melt Temp.
455-489 (235-254)
Line Ratepph-rpm
21/2" extruder1.5-1.9
31/2" extruder3.5-4.5
41/2" extruder6.5-7.5

Residence Time: Screw should not be left idle for more than 3-4 minutes with melt in the barrel. Excess residence will be visible as black carbon specs in the melt.

Regrind Level: Typically, up to 25% is recommended but higher levels are possible with little or no effect on flow and finish.

Drying Temperature: Although Nylene resins are packaged and delivered in a low moisture state, it is good material handling practice to use a hopper dryer to maintain dryness. Should pre-drying be necessary, use settings of 180 °F (82.2°C) air at dew point of -40 at a rate of 1 cu. ft. / hour per pound of resin and a residence time of 2-4 hours.

Cooling and Sizing: While both air and water can be used as the cooling medium, air is preferred. The use of air allows additional time for sizing and reduces residual stress. This aids in reducing warpage, especially in profiles with varying wall sections. If water is used, heat the first section to above 100 °F (38°C) to reduce quenching and residual stress.

Die Design: Draw down of 30% is typical for all dimensions except wall thickness.

Land length: should be around 10x wall thickness.


    Approvals & Recognition:

    • Kosher Approved: Chicago Rabbinical Council
    • Direct Food Contact: FDA 21 CFR 177.1500

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    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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