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Physical Properties for Nylatron® GS Nylon

Nylatron® GS Nylon, Type 66, MoS2 filled, extruded

Material notes : Nylatron GS Nylon is a nylon and molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) composition designed to improve mechanical, thermal, and bearing properties of type 6/6 nylon while maintaining its basic electrical and chemical characteristics. Through compounding, finely divided particles impart extra lubricity to this nylon, permitting Nylatron GS parts to operate with little or no lubrication. The added lubricity also contributes dramatically to component service life, making Nylatron GS a very cost-efficient choice. Nylatron GS nylon offers greater wear resistance, lower surface friction, higher strength and greater rigidity than unfilled 6/6 with improved dimensional stability.

PropertiesEnglish ValuesCommentsMetric Values
Specific Gravity1.16ASTM D7921.16
Tensile Strength, psi12,500ASTM D63886 MPa
Tensile Modulus, psi480,000ASTM D6383,310 MPa
Elongation, %25ASTM D63825%
Flexural Strength, psi17,000ASTM D790117 MPa
Flexural Modulus, psi460,000ASTM D7903,172 MPa
Shear Strength, psi10,500ASTM D73272 MPa
Compressive Strength, psi16,000ASTM D695 10% def.110 MPa
Compressive Modulus, psi420,000ASTM D6952,896 MPa
Hardness, Rockwell M85ASTM D78585
Hardness, Rockwell R115ASTM D785115
Hardness, Durometer, Shore D scale85ASTM D224085
Izod Impact (notched), ft-lb/in0.5ASTM D256, Type A27 J/m
Coefficient of Friction, Dynamic0.2Dry Vs. steel0.2
Limiting PV, psi-fpm3,0004:1 safety factor;0.11 MPa-m/sec
K(wear) factor, 10-10in3-min/lb-ft-hr90QTM5501090
Relative Machinability11-10, 1=easier to machine1
PropertiesEnglish ValuesCommentsMetric Values
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 10E-4°F0.4ASTM E831(-40°F to 300°F)0.72 10-4/K
Deflection Temperature 264 psi, °F200ASTM D64893°C
Melting Point (crystalline) Peak, ° F500ASTM D3418260°C
Continuous service Air (max), ° F220Long Term104°C
Thermal Conductivity, BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F1.7ASTM F4330.24 W/m-K
PropertiesEnglish ValuesCommentsMetric Values
Dielectric Strength, Short Term, Volt/mil400ASTM D14916kV/mm
Surface Resistivity, Ohm/Square1E + 13Lower Limit; EOS/ESD S11.111E + 13 Ohms/square
PropertiesEnglish ValuesCommentsMetric Values
Water Absorption Immersion 24 hr.,%0.3ASTM D570(2)0.3%
Water Absorption Immersion Sat.,%7ASTM D570(2)7%
Acids, Weak (acetic, dilute HCI)2Limited Service2
Acids, Strong (conc. HCI or sulfuric)1Unacceptable1
Alkalies, Weak (dilute NaOH)2Limited Service2
Alkalies, Strong (conc. NaOH)1Unacceptable1
Hydrocarbons, Aromatic (toluene)3Acceptable Service3
Hydrocarbons, Aliphatic (gasoline)3Acceptable Service3
Ketones, Esters (acetone)3Acceptable Service3
Ethers (diethyl ether, THF)3Acceptable Service3
Chlorinated Solvents (methylene chloride)2Limited Service2
Alcohols (methanol, anti-freeze)
Continuous Sunlight2Limited Service2
PropertiesEnglish ValuesCommentsMetric Values
Flammability, UL94 (5=V-O;4=V1;3=V2;1=HB)3(V-2)UL94; 1/8 inch3
FDA (1=Yes)0Not Compliant0

Values given are typical and should only be used as a guide. Values should not be used for specification purposes.

Title: Physical Properties for Nylatron® GS Nylon
Description: Physical, Mechanical, Thermal, and Electrical Typical Properties.
Published: 1/13/2009
Last Edited: 1/10/2023
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