PA6 & 66 (Nylon)

Thickness: 0.3~500mm   
Size: 1000x1000mm, 1000x2000mm or customized

Diameter: 1~600mm,  Length in 1000mm or customized

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What is Nylon?

Polyamide or nylon is a semi-crystalline polymer and has been commercialised since the mid-1930s. This material offers an excellent combination of mechanical and electrical properties coupled with good resistance to heat and chemicals. It has high lubricity and moderate strength. It is tough, inexpensive, but has poor dimensional stability due to water absorption. A number of different types of polyamide are available covering a wide range of properties. The standard grades are PA6 and PA66. PA6 is made by hydrolytic polymerisation of caprolactam. PA66 is made by the polycondensation of hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid. Special copolyamide grades such as PA6/12 and PA6/66, partially aromatic grades and transparent grades are also produced.

Overall, Nylon 6 & 66 are very similar in properties. One of the main differences between Nylon 6 & 66 is mold shrinkage. Nylon 6 has lower mould shrinkage which is beneficial for injection moulding. The other key differences is water absorption rates and heat deflection temperatures. As Nylon 6 absorbs more water and has lower heat deflection temperatures, it is not suited for applications that are exposed to water at high temperatures.    

PA6 and PA66 Characteristics

  • Good mechanical and electrical properties
  • Good rigidity and hardness 
  • Very high strength and toughness
  • Good low-temperature impact strength
  • High dynamic strength
  • Abrasion and wear resistance
  • High heat resistance (PA6 short-term to 200 °C, long-term from 80 to 150 °C, PA66 short-term to 250 °C, long-term from 80 to 150 °C)
  • Resistant to many chemicals
  • Excellent processing properties

Shapes in Stock:

  • SHEET: thickness: 0.3~500mm  Size: 1000x1000mm, 1000x2000mm or customized
  • ROD: diameter:1~600mm   Length in 1000mm or customized
  • TUBE: customized


Natural, black, blue, red or customized 

Processing Methods: 


Nylon Grades:

▪ Extruded Nylon 6 (PA 6) - natural (white) / black:
Offers an optimal combination of mechanical strength, stiffness, toughness, mechanical damping properties and wear resistance. These properties, together with a favourable electrical insulating ability and a good chemical resistance make extruded nylon6a"general purpose" grade for mechanical construction and maintenance.

▪ MC Nylon 6 (PA 6) - natural (ivory) / black:
Unmodified cast nylon 6 grade exhibiting characteristics which come very close to those of nylon 66. It combines high strength, stiffness and hardness with good creep and wear resistance, heat ageing properties and machinability.

▪ MC Nylon 6 + oil filled (PA6 + oil) - green:
This internally lubricated cast nylon 6 is self-lubricating in the real meaning of the word. Oil filled MC nylon 6, especially developed for unlubricated, highly loaded and slowly moving parts applications, yields a considerable enlargement of the application possibilities of nylons. This because of its reduced coefficient of friction (up to -50%) and improved wear resistance (up to x 10).

▪ Nylon 6 + MOS2 (PA6 + MoS²) – grey black:
The addition of MoS² renders this material somewhat stiffer, harder and dimensionally more stable than nylon 66, but results in some loss of impact strength. The nucleating effect of the molybdenum disulphide results into an improved crystalline structure enhancing bearing and wear properties.

▪ Nylon 6+ GF30 (PA 6-GF30) - black:
when compared with virgin nylon 6, this 30% glass fibre reinforced and heat stabilised nylon grade offers increased strength, stiffness, creep resistance and dimensional stability whilst retaining an excellent wear resistance. It also allows higher max. service temperatures.

▪ Nylon 66: this material with a higher mechanical strength, stiffness, heat and wear resistance than extruded nylon 6. It also has a better creep resistance but its impact strength and mechanical damping ability are reduced. Well suited for machining on automatic lathes.



Various types of bearing, wheel, gear, sprocket, wear pad, etc – according to the drawings.


Cast Nylon exhibits high moisture absorption. In a high moisture content environment, it may swell up and results in up to 2% of dimensional change.