PA 6

PA – Polyamide

PA 6

PA 6 is a basic extruded polyamide with good strength properties. The product combines great mechanical strength, stiffness, hardness and maximum elongation with good sliding characteristics. We deliver PA 6 as plastic sheets and rods and as hollow rods.

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 1.14 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass N/A
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) 0.3/0.6 % DIN EN ISO 62
Weather-resistance poor
Combustibility HB UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety yes
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity 3300 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength 79 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break 4 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength at break 130 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Flexural modulus 2900 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Flexural strength 100 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Compressive modulus 2700 MPa EN ISO 604
Compressive strength, 1%/2% 24/41 MPa EN ISO 604
Impact strength (Charpy) does not break kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eU
Notch impact strength (Charpy) 7 kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) 155 MPa ISO 2039-1
Toughness (Shore D) N/A
Wear-resistance N/A
Coefficient of friction (against steel) N/A
Thermal properties
  Value Unit Test method
Glass-transition temperature 45 °C DIN 53765
Melting point 221 °C DIN 53765
Operating temperature (instantaneous) +160 °C
Operating temperature (continuous) 100 °C
Operating temperature (minimum) N/A
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C 12 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C 13 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Specific heat capacity 1.6 J/(g×K) ISO 22007-4:2008
Thermal conductivity 0.37 W/(m×K) ISO 22007-4:2008
Electrical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Surface resistivity 1014 DIN IEC 60093
Resistivity 1014 Ω×cm DIN IEC 60093
Dielectric strength 31 kV/mm DIN EN 60243-1
CTI value 600 V DIN EN 60112
Optical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Light transmittance N/A
Refractive index N/A
Optical errors N/A
Abrasion-resistance, 100 rotations with 500 g N/A

Additional downloads

Delivery selection sheets, bars, hollow bars
Specific gravity 1.14 g/cm3
Service temperature N/A … 100 °C
Price category €€ (€8–25/kg)

Special properties

  • good sliding characteristics
  • resistance to oils, fuels, and solvents
  • good resistance to wear
  • high rigidity and hardness
  • good dimensional accuracy


gaskets, slide bearings, cogs, chain guides, bushings

Standard colours

black, natural

Special colours

upon special request

Premade pieces


Commonly known brands

CENTROMID® 6 E, Ertalon® 6 SA, GEHR PA 6 xt®, SUSTAMID® 6, TECAMID® 6, ZELLAMID® 202