Polyamide (PA, Nylon)

Properties

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Density
1.03 to 1.62 g/cm3, or 64.3 to 101 lb/ft3
Elastic (Young's) Modulus
0.4 to 23 GPa, or 0.058 to 3.3 106 psi
Elongation at Break
Typical
2 to 120 %
Flexural Modulus
0.9 to 18 GPa, or 0.13 to 2.6 106 psi
Flexural Strength (MOR)
Typical
40 to 350 MPa, or 5.8 to 50 103 psi
Maximum Temperature
Onset of Melting (Solidus)
180 to 310 °C, or 350 to 590 °F
Maximum Temperature
Decomposition
Speed of Sound
19 to 130 103 m/s, or 62 to 420 103 ft/s
Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio
Flexural
0.76 to 14 MN-m/kg
Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio
Tensile
0.38 to 18 MN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Flexural
34 to 270 kN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Tensile, Ultimate
24 to 180 kN-m/kg
Tensile Strength
Ultimate
25 to 250 MPa, or 3.6 to 36 103 psi

Only showing properties for which the substantial majority of variants have data.

Trade Names

See Also

Charles A. Harper (editor), Modern Plastics Handbook, 1999.


J. A. Brydson, Plastics Materials, 7th ed., 1999 (link).


Michael L. Berins (editor), SPI Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., 5th ed., 2000.

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