Materials

Nylon PA6

Overview

Kormax Nylon [technical name Polyamide] is one of the most widely used engineering plastic materials due to its excellent wear and bearing properties. Due to the way nylon shapes are manufactured, a vast array of shapes, sizes and grades are available. Kormax Nylons are frequently used to replace metals and other materials and can be a cost effective alternative. Kormax Nylons have extremely good wear resistance, high tensile strength, high impact resistance and good chemical resistance against many harsh chemicals. Compared to some metals, nylon can be up to 80% lighter.

Common Applications

Conveyor components
Gears
Large components
Parts subject to impact
Wheels and rollers

Key Features

High impact strength
Wear resistant in abrasive conditions
High tensile strength
Extruded Rod available up to 200mm
Cast Rod available from 150mm and greater
High strength, wear and impact resistance

Material Profile

Profile
Size Range
Metric Size Range (mm)
Availability
Rod
See Size Range
12 to 250
NZ Only
Sheet
See Size Range
3 to 100
NZ Only
Diameter (mm)
Weight (Kg/MTR)
Colour
Colour 2
12
0.14
Natural
-
20
0.38
Natural
-
30
0.86
Natural
-
35
1.15
Natural
-
40
1.51
Natural
-
50
2.36
Natural
-
55
2.90
Natural
-
60
3.45
Natural
-
65
3.95
Natural
-
70
4.60
Natural
-
75
5.26
Natural
-
80
6.05
Natural
-
90
7.59
Natural
-
100
9.35
Natural
-
110
11.56
Natural
-
120
13.97
Natural
-
130
15.98
Natural
-
150
21.45
Natural
-
160
24.30
Natural
-
180
31.50
Natural
-
200
38.05
Natural
-
230
52.00
Natural
-
250
60.70
Natural
-
T (mm)
Weight (Kg/MTR)
Colour
Colour 2
3
3.42
Natural
-
6
6.84
Natural
-
8
9.12
Natural
-
10
11.40
Natural
-
12
13.68
Natural
-
15
17.10
Natural
-
20
22.80
Natural
-
25
28.50
Natural
-
30
34.20
Natural
-
40
45.60
Natural
-
50
57.00
Natural
-
60
68.40
Natural
-
80
91.20
Natural
-
100
114.00
Natural
-

Dimensional Tolerances

Rod
Diameter Tolerances
5 mm to 25 mm +0.1 mm to +1 mm
26 mm 56 mm +0.2 mm to +1.3 mm
60 mm to 100 mm +0.3 mm to +2.5 mm
110 mm to 150 mm +0.6 mm to +4 mm
160 mm + +1.0 mm to +5 mm
Sheet
Thickness Tolerances
1 mm to 10 mm +0.2 mm to +0.24 mm
12 mm to 25 mm +0.2 mm to +1.5 mm
30 mm to 50 mm +0.5 mm to +2.5 mm
60 mm to 100 mm +0.1 mm to +3.5 mm

Mechanical Properties

Material Metric Values Imperial Values
Tensile Strength at Break 54 N/mm² 7800 psi
Yield Strength Min 83 N/mm² 12000 psi
Elongation at Yield 10% 10%
Hardness M85 MPA M85 MPA

Thermal Properties

Thermal Properties Temperature
Melting point 220 °C
Maximum service temperature 90°C

Resources

Data Sheet

Nylon PA6 Data Sheet

PDF (112 KB)

https://www.kormax.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Kormax-Nylon-PA6-Material-Data-Sheet-Updated-6_10.pdf

Polymer Material Selector and Application Chart

PDF (194 KB)

Polymer Chemical Resistance Chart

PDF (199 KB)

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Quality Management

Quality materials, delivered to standard.

Kormax is ISO certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001.
All Kormax products come with batch certifications.

Related Products

Nylon PA6G

Kormax Nylon G is modified nylon that has the addition of oil to reduce friction, enhance its wear capabilities, and pressure velocity ratio. Kormax Nylon G has excellent impact strength, toughness wear resistance, and can withstand sustained contact with a wide variety of chemicals. Kormax Nylon G has good load-bearing properties, low coefficient of friction and is self-lubricating. It is available in a wide range of sizes including rods, sheets, tubes, and can be easily machined.

Nylon Max – PA6MG

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