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Polyamide (PA, Nylon) 4/6 (46)
Material Properties
Density: 1.18 to 1.62 g/cm3 (74 to 101 lb/ft3)
Dielectric Constant (Relative Permittivity): 3.6 to 22
Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential): 15 to 30 kV/mm (0.6 to 1.2 V/mil)
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus: 1 to 16 GPa (0.1 to 2.3 x 106 psi)
Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude: 7 to 13 10x Ω-m
Elongation at Break: 2.5 to 50 %
Flexural Modulus: 0.9 to 14 GPa (0.1 to 2.0 x 106 psi)
Flexural Strength (MOR): 50 to 350 MPa (7.3 to 51 x 103 psi)
Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI): 22 to 27 %
Melting Onset (Solidus): 295 °C (560 °F)
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS): 115 to 250 MPa (17 to 36 x 103 psi)
Thermal Expansion: 0.3 to 1 µm/m-K
Vicat Softening Temperature: 290 °C (550 °F)
Water Absorption: After 24 Hours: 1.9 to 3.8 %
See Also
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