Nylon 66.6


Overview

The only engineering plastic of natural origin (derived from castor oil), it is a polyamide which, unlike the other nylons, does not absorb humidity. It has all the good mechanical features of polyamides: tensile stress, compressive strength, wear resistance, etc. Moisture content does not influence its shock resistance. It has very good ageing and low temperature resistance.

Benefits:

  • Tensile stress, compressive strength and shock resistance values stable in moist as well as dry environments
  • Wear resistance, very good even in dusty or demanding environments ageing and low temperature resistance
  • Self-lubricating
  • Low friction coefficient generally for sliding applications it does not require lubricators
  • It’s physiologically inert and is used in food processing machinery.
  • As it’s not hygroscopic and its electrical properties are stable, it’s widely used for electrical applications such as insulators.
  • It’s resistant to solvents.

Weaknesses:

  • Although Nylon 11 has all the excellent mechanical features of polyamides without their weakest point (hygroscopicity), its high price prevents wider usage.

Applications:

Nylon 11 has all the excellent mechanical features of polyamides without their weakest point, hygroscopicity. Its higher price does however prevent wider usage.

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