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Polyamide - Nylon 12 ( PA 12 )

Material Information

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Common Brand Names:
Rilsan A, Vestamid
 
General Description:  

General Description : (See also General Information under Nylon 6,6) A semi-crystalline, white engineering thermoplastic very similar to nylon 11 whose properties are generally slightly superior. Of all the generic unmodified nylons, it has the lowest water absorption, heat resistance and strength. Relative to nylon 6 and 6,6, they both have much lower water absorption (and hence improved dimensional stability and electrical properties) and higher cost. They also have lower impact resistance and somewhat better UV resistance.

Applications include precision engineering components and components that need low temperature toughness.

   

Chemical Resistance

Acids - concentrated Poor
Acids - dilute Fair-Poor
Alcohols Fair
Alkalis Good-Fair
Aromatic hydrocarbons Good
Greases and Oils Good
Halogenated Hydrocarbons Good-Poor
Halogens Poor
Ketones Good-Fair

Electrical Properties

Dielectric constant @1MHz 3.5 @ 100kHz
Dielectric strength ( kV mm-1 ) 26-30 @ 1mm
Dissipation factor @ 1kHz 0.06
Surface resistivity ( Ohm/sq ) 1013
Volume resistivity ( Ohmcm ) 1012-1014

Mechanical Properties

Elongation at break ( % ) 290-300
Hardness - Rockwell R84-107
Tensile strength ( MPa ) 50-55

Physical Properties

Density ( g cm-3 ) 1.02
Flammability HB-V2
Limiting oxygen index ( % ) 21
Radiation resistance Fair
Resistance to Ultra-violet Fair?
Water absorption - equilibrium ( % ) 1.6

Thermal Properties

Coefficient of thermal expansion ( x10-6 K-1 ) 100-120
Heat-deflection temperature - 0.45MPa ( C ) 130-135
Heat-deflection temperature - 1.8MPa ( C ) 48-55

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