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.

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 3,300 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 2,900 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Flexural strength 100 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Compressive modulus 2,700 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