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Nylon 101

Polyamide 66
Extruded Grade • Natural Color




Of all the unmodified nylons, Nylon 101 is the strongest, most rigid and has one of the highest melting points. It is commonly specified for screw machined electrical insulators and food contact parts. Other colors are available on a custom basis. Nylon 101 is FDA, USDA, NSF, and 3A-Dairy compliant.

  • Broadest size range availability
  • FDA, USDA, NSF, and 3A-Dairy compliant
  • Good mechanical and electrical properties
  • Ideal balance of strength and toughness

Forms and Sizes  Plate    Rod  
Typical Properties

PhysicalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Density/Specific Gravity @ 73°Flb/in30.0415ASTM D792
Water Absorption Immersion, 24 Hours% by wt.0.3ASTM D570 (2)
Water Absorption Immersion, Saturation% by wt.7ASTM D570 (2)

MechanicalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs. Steel) Dynamic-0.25QTM 55007
Compressive Modulus of Elasticity, 73°Fksi420ASTM D695
Compressive Strength, 10% Deformation, 73°Fpsi12500ASTM D695
Tensile Elongation at Break, 73°F%50-
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity, 73°Fksi450ASTM D790
Flexural Strength, 73°Fpsi15000ASTM D790
Hardness, Rockwell M, 73°F-85ASTM D785
Hardness, Rockwell R, 73°F-115ASTM D785
Hardness, Durometer, Shore "D" Scale, 73°F-80ASTM D2240
Izod Impact (notched), 73°Fft-lb/in0.6ASTM D256 Type "A"
Wear Factor "k" x 10-10 in3-min/ft-lb-hr)80QTM 55010
Limiting PV (with 4:1 safety factor applied)psi-ft/min2700QTM 55007
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity, 73°Fksi425ASTM D638
Shear Strength, 73°Fpsi10000ASTM D732
Tensile Strength, 73°Fpsi12000ASTM D638

ThermalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (-40°F to 300°F)μin/in-°F55E-831 (TMA)
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 psi°F200ASTM D648
Flammability, UL94-V-2-
Continuous Service Temperature in Air (Max.) (1)°F210-
Melting Point (Crystalline) Peak°F500ASTM D3418
Thermal ConductivityBTU-in/hr-ft2-°F1.7ASTM F433

ElectricalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Dielectric Constant, 106 Hz-3.6ASTM D150
Dielectric Strength, Short TermkV/in400ASTM D149
Dissipation Factor, 106 Hz-0.02ASTM D150
Surface Resistanceohms/sq.>= 1.00e+13ANSI/ESD STM 11.11

ChemicalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Hydrocarbons - Aliphatic, 73°F-Acceptable-
Hydrocarbons - Aromatic, 73°F-Acceptable-
Inorganic Salt Solutions, 73°F-Acceptable-
Ketones, Esters-Acceptable-
Acids, Weak, 73°F-Limited-
Alcohols, 73°F-Limited-
Alkalies, Weak, 73°F-Limited-
Chlorinated Solvents-Limited-
Continuous Sunlight, 73°F-Limited-
Hot Water / Steam-Limited-
Acids, Strong, 73°FpH 1-3No-
Alkalies, Strong, 73°FpH 11-14No-
Conductive / Static Dissipative, 73°F-No-

ComplianceMeasurementValueTesting Method
Canada AG-No-
USP Class VI-No-

Additional Resources

NOTE: The information contained herein are intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. It is given without obligation or liability. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.

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