Brief Introduction of PA Nylon Materials

Polyamide (PA), commonly known as nylon, is a versatile thermoplastic polymer renowned for its impressive balance of mechanical properties and durability. Originating from the family of synthetic polymers, PA nylon has carved a niche for itself in various industries due to its unique combination of strength, flexibility, and resistance to wear and abrasion.

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Information of PA Nylon

Features Info
Color A white or cream color
Process Injection molding, 3D printing
Tolerance With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm No drawing: ISO 2768 medium
Applications Automotive components, consumer goods, industrial and mechanical parts, electrical and electronics, medical, ect.

Available PA Nyloy Subtypes

Subtypes Origin Features Applications
PA 6 (Nylon 6) Derived from caprolactam Offers a good balance of strength,toughness,and thermal resistance Automotive components, gears, consumer goods, and textiles
PA 66 (Nylon 6,6) Formed from the polymerization of adipic acid and hexamethylene diamine Slightly higher melting point and better wear resistance than PA 6 Automotive parts, cable ties, industrial components, and textiles
PA 11 Bio-based, derived from castor oil Excellent UV resistance, flexibility, and lower environmental impact Tubing, automotive fuel lines, and sports equipment
PA 12 Derived from laurolactam Known for its flexibility and resistance to chemicals and UV radiation Flexible tubing, pneumatic systems, and automotive applications

General Information for PA Nylon

PA nylon can be painted to improve its aesthetic appeal, provide UV protection, or add a layer of chemical resistance. Proper surface preparation, such as cleaning and priming, is essential for optimal paint adhesion.

Nylon parts can be mechanically polished to achieve a smooth, glossy finish. This is often done for aesthetic reasons or to create a smoother contact surface.

Lasers can be used to mark or engrave PA nylon parts with barcodes, serial numbers, logos, or other information.

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