Nylon 101

Nylon 101 is an extruded form of polyamide, offering rigidity, strength, wear resistance, and heat resistance to 210°F. It is commonly used in both structural and general-purpose bearing and wear applications. This material is available in natural and black. The natural material is compliant with FDA, USDA, NST, and 3A-Dairy regulations.

Data provided by Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products.

Physical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Specific Gravity1.15 g/cc0.0415 lb/in2 ASTM D792
Water Absorption0.3 %0.3 % Immersion, 24hr; ASTM D570(2)
Water Absorption at Saturation7 %7 % Immersion; ASTM D570(2)

Mechanical Properties
Hardness, Rockwell M8585 ASTM D785
Hardness, Rockwell R115115 ASTM D785
Hardness, Shore D8080 ASTM D2240
Tensile Strength, Ultimate82.7 MPa12000 psi ASTM D638
Elongation at Break50 %50 % ASTM D638
Tensile Modulus2.93 GPa425 ksi ASTM D638
Flexural Modulus3.1 GPa450 ksi ASTM D790
Flexural Yield Strength103 MPa15000 psi ASTM D790
Compressive Strength86.2 MPa12500 psi 10% Def.; ASTM D695
Compressive Modulus2.9 GPa420 ksi ASTM D695
Shear Strength68.9 MPa10000 psi ASTM D732
Coefficient of Friction0.250.25 Dry vs. Steel; QTM55007
K (wear) Factor161 x 10-8 mm2/N-M80 x 10-10 in2-min/ft-lb-hr QTM 55010
Limiting Pressure Velocity0.0946 MPa-m/sec2700 psi-ft/min 4:1 safety factor; QTM 55007
Izod Impact, Notched0.32 J/cm0.6 ft-lb/in ASTM D256 Type A

Electrical Properties
Surface Resistivity per SquareMin 1e+013 ohmMin 1e+013 ohm EOS/ESD S11.11
Dielectric Constant3.63.6 1MHz; ASTM D150
Dielectric Strength15.7 kV/mm400 V/mil Short Term; ASTM D149
Dissipation Factor0.020.02 1MHz; ASTM D150

Thermal Properties
CTE, linear 68°F99 �m/m-°C55 �in/in-°F (-40°F to 300°F); ASTM E831
Thermal Conductivity0.245 W/m-K1.7 BTU-in/hr-ft�-°F ASTM F433
Melting Point260 °C500 °F Crystalline, Peak; ASTM D3418
Maximum Service Temperature, Air98.9 °C210 °F Long Term
Deflection Temperature at 1.8 MPa (264 psi)93.3 °C200 °F ASTM D648
Flammability, UL94 (Estimated Rating)V-2V-2 1/8 inch

Qualitative Processing Properties
Compliance - FDACompliant 
Machinability1 1-10, 1=Easier to Machine
Service in AlcoholsLimited 
Service in Aliphatic HydrocarbonsAcceptable 
Service in Aromatic HydrocarbonsAcceptable 
Service in Chlorinated SolventsLimited 
Service in EthersAcceptable 
Service in KetonesAcceptable 
Service in Strong AcidsUnacceptable 
Service in Strong AlkaliesUnacceptable 
Service in SunlightLimited 
Service in Weak AcidsLimited 
Service in Weak AlkaliesLimited