Nylon 6 (Akulon 6) Extruded


Semi-crystalline polymer Nylon has goods general features and excellent quality/price rate. Using only high viscosity raw material for the extrusion of our Nylon 6 stock shapes grants a very high quality level: mechanical resistances as well as sliding properties are higher if compared with other low viscosity Nylons. Our unique annealing process grants dimensional stability and easy machining.


  • Abrasion resistance: even in dusty and demanding environments, it’s one of the best engineering plastics.
  • Toughness: high tensile stress and compressive strength. The shock resistance is good particularly for annealed material.
  • Fatigue-proof: it maintains its features even under continuous stress.
  • Self-lubricating: the friction coefficient is low and generally no lubrication is required for sliding applications.
  • Weather and ageing resistance.
  • It is resistant to alkali, inorganic compounds and solvents.
  • Food contact approved. Food Certification EC 10/2011 – FDA.


  • It is hygroscopic; it absorbs moisture which means that in time both its mechanical features and dimensions will change.
  • When dry, it is hard and stiff and when moist it becomes more shock resistant and yielding.
  • Machining is easy but automatic lathes should be avoided as the swarf is extremely elastic.
  • The use in the electrical field is to be avoided because of the moisture content.


Thanks to its features and low price, it’s a popular material for “general purposes”. Widely used in the mechanical industry to produce:

  • Gears.
  • Cams.
  • Pulleys.
  • Anti-wear guides.

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