Polyamide (PA or Nylon)
Polyamide, also known as PA or Nylon, is a powerhouse with high strength, temperature and chemical resistance.All Resin Families
Nylon 6 and nylon 66 have good mechanical properties, creep resistance, temperature resistance, chemical resistance, and tribological (friction and wear) properties. In addition, nylon is easy to injection mold and extrude.
Nylon, however, will absorb moisture that can alter its physical properties. This is why nylon datasheets typically list DAM and conditioned values for the properties. Care must be taken when designing with nylon that the end-use environment is taken into consideration.
Nylons tend to provide good resistance to most chemicals; however, they can be attacked by strong acids and alcohols.