Polyamide (PA, Nylon) 4/6 (46)

PA 4/6 is a thermoplastic material, further classified as a polyamide (Nylon) plastic.

It has six common variants, each represented as a separate material.

Material Properties

Dielectric Constant (Relative Permittivity)3.8 to 13

Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential)15 to 30 kV/mm (0.59 to 1.2 V/mil)

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus1.0 to 16 GPa (0.15 to 2.3 x 106 psi)

Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude7 to 13 10x Ω-m

Elongation at Break2.5 to 50 %

Flexural Modulus0.9 to 14 GPa (0.13 to 2.0 x 106 psi)

Flexural Strength50 to 350 MPa (7.3 to 51 x 103 psi)

Melting Onset (Solidus)300 °C (570 °F)

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)120 to 250 MPa (17 to 36 x 103 psi)

Further Reading

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

Plastics Materials, 7th ed., J. A. Brydson, 1999

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