WHAT IS PA66 ?
Poly (hexamethylene adipamide), Polyamide 66, or Nylon 66 (PA66) is an engineering-grade thermoplastic. PA66 has higher strength but lower impact resistance than PA6.
WHAT ARE PROPERTIES OF PA66 PLASTIC?
Nylon 66 is frequently used when high mechanical strength, rigidity, good stability under heat and/or chemical resistance are required.It is used in fibers for textiles and carpets and molded parts.
Nylon 66 lends itself well to make 3D structural objects, mostly by injection molding. It has broad use in automotive applications; these include "under the hood" parts such as radiator end tanks, rocker covers, air intake manifolds, and oil pans, as well as numerous other structural parts such as hinges, and ball bearing cages. Other applications include electro-insulating elements, pipes, profiles, various machine parts, zip ties, conveyor belts, hoses, polymer-framed weapons, and the outer layer of turnout blankets. Nylon 66 is also a popular guitar nut material.
Nylon 66, especially glass fiber reinforced grades, can be effectively fire retarded with halogen-free products. Phosphorus-based flame retardant systems are used in these fire-safe polymers and are based on aluminium diethyl phosphinate and synergists.
- Automotive industry
- Appliance housings
- Generally where impact resistance and strength are required