Polyamide 6 - [-NH(CH2)5CO]n, kapron, nylon-6, perlon, is a thermoplastic polymer which is obtained by means of hydrolytic poliamidation of caprolactam. Policaproamide refers to crystallizing polymers and is rather resistant in various ambients except acid solutions and ambients which are strong oxidants. Melting point: 215 – 220°C, cristallinity index: up to 60°C. Poliamide 6 is characterized by high water absorption capacity of 8-12%. In dry conditions poliamide 6 is a good non-conductor. It electrifies easily in case of friction. Poliamide threads and yarns are notable among other threads and yarns for being 2-3 times more resistant to abrasion than those made of lavsan and much more resistant than viscose, acetate and other threads and yarns.
The properties of this polimer can be changed under such modificators influence as heat stabilizers, ultraviolet stabilizers etc.
Polyamide 6 is used for production of:
- engineering plastics
- synthetical yarns and fibers
- textile and technical fabrics
- non-woven materials
- industrial products
- consumer goods
Specification - Polyamide 6 (PA-6-210/310)
Specification - Polyamide 6 (PA-6-130)
Specification - Polyamide 6 secondary (PA-6-21)