Approaching Applications Automotive,Consumer/Decorative parts

UNITIKA make a proposal to reduce costs of metallic colored parts by NANOCON compounds with metallic appearance. "NANOCON" is a high-gloss material that features metallic brilliance, rigidity, heat resistance, and chemical resistance.

Color Variation

NANOCON has a large number of color variations and can be also available for customized colors.

  • Silver metallic
  • Satin metallic
  • Champagne gold metallic
  • Red metallic
  • Orange Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
The principle of the metallic brilliance

As each silicate layer has almost the same size as a polyamide 6 molecule chain itself, nanocomposite molding items have an excellent surface appearance compared with the conventional reinforced materials. Metallic pigment in NANOCON shine brilliantly because the synthetic layered silicate has fine white appearance compared with natural layered silicate an NANOCON itself is uncolored.


The characteristic of NANOCON

Nanocomposit polyamide 6 "NANOCON" is a reinforced material based on the polyamide 6 with numerous ultra-fine inorganic fillers. NANOCON is a novel composite material which has completely different properties from conventional composite materials reinforced with "micron-sized"fillers, such as glass fiber and talc.

  • Light, High Strong, Stiff, and resistant Dispersed nano-filler is very efficient
  • Stable against water absorption; dimension and property Independent to environment
  • Good appearance White layered silicate is dispersed
  • Easy to mold Less burrs, shorter cycle time
  • Recyclable Nano-filler never breaks during processing
  • Gas barrier property ilicate layers interfere gas transmission

metallic brilliance


Automotive parts [Case, Cover, Door-handle]

Inside door handle

NANOCON has achieved high heat resistance, dimensional accuracy and a good appearance compared with normal polyamide 6. In addition to the chemical resistance with the original polyamide 6 resin, it also has weather and light resistance due to our original prescription. Because of its excellent strength and rigidity which is the greatest feature derived from Unitika's independent filler compounding technology.
NANOCON is also applicable to load-bearing parts, such as door handles.

Other parts

Smartphone case

"NANOCON" metallic resin is taking advantage of the high design property, it can widely applied as familiar products other than automotive.

Standard Properties Table
Grade name M1030DH
Color Silver metallic
Properties Test
Units Dry-as-molded 2.8% water absorption
Tensile strength at break 527-1, -2 MPa 95 65
Tensile strain at break % 3 4
Flexural strength 178 MPa 155 70
Flexural modulus GPa 4.5 2.5
Charpy impact strength 179-1eA kJ/m² 4 7
DTUL 1.82MPa 75-1, -2 °C 140
0.45MPa 190
Mold shrinkage
MD Unitika method % 1.1
TD 1.2
Flammability UL94
File No.E47924
Density 1183 1.15
Water absorption
% 2.8
Light resistance*1 Unitika method ΔE<3

*1 : Test condition;Xenon,BPT=89°C,No rain,300MJ/m²

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