PA6 material

Color – white PA6 material

PA6, also known as Polyamide 6, is a type of cast thermoplastic renowned for its excellent mechanical properties, including superior hardness and elasticity. This makes it an exceptionally versatile material suitable for a wide range of applications, particularly in engineering and manufacturing sectors.

One of the primary uses of PA6 is in the production of guide, back-up, and support elements within the combined profiles of seals and rings. The inherent hardness of the material contributes to its capacity to withstand significant wear and tear, while its elasticity allows for flexibility in application, making it ideal for components that require a high degree of sliding ability. These properties ensure that PA6 can provide reliable performance in dynamic environments where movement and friction are prevalent.

Additionally, PA6 is frequently chosen for applications involving moving parts due to its excellent wear resistance and good sliding properties. It is especially beneficial in scenarios where metal parts would typically wear down or cause excessive noise due to friction. By replacing metal components with PA6, machinery can operate more quietly and with reduced maintenance requirements over time.

However, there are certain limitations to the use of PA6, particularly regarding its interaction with moisture. PA6 exhibits relatively low moisture resistance, which can be a critical drawback in applications exposed to water or other fluid media. When PA6 is used in environments where it is likely to come into frequent contact with water, its structural integrity and performance can be compromised. The material may absorb moisture, which can lead to dimensional changes, reduction in mechanical strength, and eventual degradation of the component.

Thus, while PA6 is a highly effective material for parts that require durability and flexibility in dry conditions, it is not recommended for use in settings where there is a high exposure to water or other aqueous solutions. Designers and engineers need to consider the environmental conditions and the presence of moisture when selecting PA6 for specific applications, ensuring that the chosen material aligns with the overall requirements and expected performance criteria of the project.

PA6 Material Data Sheet

Hardness at 20°:
95 +/-3
Shore D
DIN 53505
DIN 53479
Tensile strength:
EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break:
EN ISO 527-2
Modulus of elasticity:
EN ISO 527-2
Charpy impact strength:
> –
EN ISO 179
Compr. strength at 1% deform.:
Coefficient of friction (dyn.):
ASTM D1894
Water absorbtion to saturation:
< 1.2
Moisture absorbtion to saturation:
< 0.9
EN IEC 60243
Volume resistivity:
> 1016
EN IEC 60093
Surface resistivity:
> 1013
EN IEC 60093
Coefficient of therm. expansion:
Min. service temperature:
Max. service temperature (short term):
+110 (+150)

All above established data results from random tests which were taken from the functioning production. All data was stated based on standard test-products in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM standards and can substantially not be extended to the completed seal. Our practical technical recommendation, either oral, written or through tests is given in conformity with our best knowledge. However, this data is to be regarded as non-obligatory advice, also taking into consideration any protective rights of a third party, and does not acquit you from making tests with our product in relation to its adaptability for the assigned process and intendment. Utilization, application and processing of the products befall completely outside of our control and are therefore solely your liability. As regards the responsibility, it will be limited to all damages in the value of the product which we delivered and you applied. Certainly, we do assure the immaculate quality of our products in concordance with our general sales and delivery conditions.