Polyamide Nylon 66
Nylon Polyamide 66 has good rigidity, hardness, abrasion resistance and thermal dimensional stability. In addition, Nylon 66 has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties. It possesses moderate temperature, chemical resistance and good impact properties. Users should be aware of all Nylons propensity to absorb moisture up to 7% by weight. This could affect dimensional stability and therefore performance. In fact, Nylon 66 will tend to absorb more moisture at saturation than cast Nylon type 6.
There are various fillers used in Nylon to improve wear performance by lowering the coefficient of friction and offsetting the high moisture absorption rate such as glass and MoS2.
It has been successfully used in diverse applications ranging from electronics, marine, and automotive industries, to forestry, construction and mining.