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General Properties of Nylons
   
NYLON TYPE
6 6-6 6,6/6 6,6/9 6-10 6-12 11 12
PROPERTY
               
                 
Specific gravity 1.14 1.14 1.12 1.11 1.08 1.07 1.04 1.02
                 
Water Absorption (%) saturation 9.5 8.75     3.3 3.0 1.1 1.4
                 
Melting point (f) 423 495 383 383 418 413 367 352
                 
HDT Deg C @ 264psi 203 220     135 180 131 131
                 
Tensile (1000 psi) 11.8 12 10 8.7 8.5 8.8 8.5 7
                 
Elongation @ break (%) 75 60 300 365 77 150 329  
                 
Flexural Modulus (10x5psi) 4.2 4.2 4   2.8 2.75 1.8 1.9
                 
Notched Izod (ft-lb/in) 1 1     1.1 .9 .6 .9
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