One of the first engineering thermoplastics, Polyamide, also known as Nylon, has been available for more than 50 years. Companies have been active in the development of nylon and its uses for nearly the entire past 50 year period. An inherently tough, semi-crystalline material, which is white in color, nylon is the most common engineering thermoplastic in use today. The Polyamide Product line encompasses a full range of individual grades based on Nylon 6, and Nylon 6/6. From un-reinforced grades of Nylon 6 to the enhanced mechanical strength and toughness of a glass fiber reinforced, impact modified grade of nylon 6,6 with 33% glass fibre KASTRADE combines the science behind the polyamide molecule with compounding innovation to deliver unparalleled quality and value.
The multi-functional application of nylon is due to its extensive combination of properties including:
Nylons come in a variety of types, each having its own unique combination of properties. These properties can be enhanced by the use of additives such as glass fiber, mineral fillers, flame retardants, toughening agents, and other chemicals.
Nylon 6 is produced by the poly-condensation of caprolactam. These could be glass fiber reinforced and mineral filled grades. Nylon 6 product range includes:
This wide assortment of grades means that a standard grade already exists for most applications.
Nylon 6 materials offer the excellent mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance properties inherent to nylons, along with improved toughness, elongation, and optimal surface appearance.
Adipic Acid and Hexa-methylene-diamine are poly-condensated to produce Nylon 6/6 polymer. Nylon 6/6 is well established in the automotive and electrical/electronics markets and has been in use for over 50 years. The material maintains high thermal and mechanical properties in combination with good toughness and process-ability. In comparison to Nylon 6, Nylon 6/6 offers higher short and long term temperature resistance, improved electrical properties, and slightly higher mechanical properties. It does not demonstrate the impact resistance of nylon 6 or the surface appearance, in most applications.
Companies offers nylon 6/6 in a wide variety of compounded forms, with glass fiber, mineral, flame retardants, and impact modifiers.
In general, skin irritation has not been produced in human patch tests with this Resin. However, a small percentage of subjects may respond to prolonged contact with redness of skin. Significant skin permeation, and systemic toxicity, after contact appears unlikely. There are no reports of human sensitization.
If particles of Polyamide Strip contact the eye, mechanical irritation with tearing, pain or blurred vision may result.
None of the components present in this material are carcinogenous.
Various colors. Solid. No serious effects anticipated under normal conditions of use. No known applicable information.
Inhalation : No specific intervention is indicated as the molding is not likely to be hazardous by inhalation. Consult a physician if necessary. If exposed to fumes from overheating or combustion, move to fresh air. Consult a physician if symptoms persist.
Eyes : Not applicable under normal conditions of use.
Ingestion : No specific intervention is indicated as molding is not likely to be hazardous by ingestion. Consult a physician if necessary.
Skin : The molding is not likely to be hazardous by skin contact, but, cleansing the skin after use is advisable. If molten polymer gets on skin, cool rapidly with cold water. Do not attempt to peel molding polymer from skin. Obtain medical treatment for thermal burn.
Pre-existing eye, skin and respiratory disorders may be aggravated by exposure.
Fillers are encapsulated and not expected to be released from product under normal conditions of use.
2. Incineration with Energy Recovery
The high fuel value of this product makes option 2 very desirable for material that cannot be recycled, but , incinerator must be capable of scrubbing out acidic combustion products. Treatment, storage, transportation, and disposal must be in accordance with applicable federal, state/provincial, and local regulations.
Package the Product in Paper, Plastic Film or Carton Box in order to minimize surface exposure.
Store Under normal Warehouse Conditions in cool, dry and ventilated area.
Polyamide Strip is not a skin irritant in tests with animals.
In animal testing Polyamide Resin has not caused carcinogenicity. No animal data are available to define developmental, reproductive or mutagenic hazards.
No information is available. Toxicity is expected to be low, based on insolubility in water.
With appropriate commercial practices, the Polyamide Moldings are safe to handle and in storage. For further information on the material or this MSDS, please contact the Technical Director at R.K. PROFILES PVT. LTD., Faridabad, India.
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