Nylene BX3WQ662X

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Henderson, Kentucky 42420



200 McNab Street

Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3P2


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Product is manufactured in  Arnprior, ON

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TDS Ref ID: 1295

  • Nylene® BX3WQ662X
  • Technical Data Sheet
Resin Type:
  • Nylon 6
  • Nylene® BX3WQ662X is a medium viscosity, heat stabilized, nylon 6 universal wire jacketing resin offering excellent performance through the range of THHN, THWN, and TFFN constructions.
  • Meets the requirements of UL 83 for wire jacketing.
  • This product possesses higher extractables for a balance of performance properties.
  • Shields PVC from impact which causes cracking and breaking and general deterioration of the product.
  • Improves the temperature rating of the wire, has good cut through resistance, and high resistance to abrasion.
  • Dried to less than 0.15% moisture, with packaging options of 1,800 lb. gaylord boxes or 55 lb. foil-lined, vacuum sealed bags.
Properties ASTM/ISO Procedure Unit English SI
Tensile Strength ISO 527 MPa 76.8
Tensile Elongation @ Break ISO 527 % 32.2
Flexural Strength ISO 178 MPa 46.5
Flexural Modulus ISO 178 MPa 2677
Notched Izod Impact ISO 180 kJ/m2 58
Manufacturing Specs Unit MIN MAX Test Method
Copper Content (ppm) 35.0 2-7
Methanol Extractables (%) 4.00 6.00 2-2
Moisture Content (%) 0.15 1-3
Relative Viscosity Unitless, FAV(1) 41.0 47.5 Calculated
Relative Viscosity Unitless, Rv(2) 2.55 2.75 2-3
  • 1 – 90% Formic Acid @ 25°C
  • 2 – 96% Sulphuric Acid @ 20°C

Recommended Processing Considerations: PA6 Wire & Cable Extrusion

Zone°F (C°)
Zone 1
440-475 (227-246)
Zone 2440-475 (227-246)
Zone 3
440-475 (227-246)
Zone 4
440-475 (227-246)
Zone 5
495-540 (257-282)
Delivery°F (C°)
495-540 (257-282)
Crosshead495-540 (257-282)
495-540 (257-282)

140-160 °F (60-71°C) for 2-4 hours, Nylene® PA6 should be dried to less than 0.15% moisture for optimum performance. Drying longer than 4 hours or at higher temperatures may cause oxidation of the polymer or remove essential volatiles.


    Approvals & Recognition:

    • UL 83: UL listed and meeting the requirements of UL 83 for wire jacketing.
    • QMTT2: Polymeric material qualified as QMTT2 for use in wire and cable

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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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