Nylon Resin

Nano-Composite Nylon6

Characteristics and Basic properties

UNITIKA nanocomposite nylon "M1030DH" is a new-generation composite material superior in rigidity and heat resistance, which is made available by ultra dispersing specially-made layered silicate salt particles into a nylon resin to the nanometer size in the polymerization step using UNITIKA's proprietary method.

Comparison of the Morphology between Nonocomposite Nylon Resins and Conventional Reinforced-Grade Nylon Resins

UNITIKA Nano-Composite Nylon6

従来の強化グレード

UNITIKA nonocomposite nylons, reflecting the unique structure above, have the following characteristics

  • 1. Low density and high-rigidity
    The nanocomposite nylon resins have about twice greater rigidity than the nonreinforced nylon 6 resins, although their densities are similar.
  • 2. Low opacifying property, surface smoothness, and glossiness
    Nanocomposite nylon resins are superior in appearance and surface smoothness, as they only contain small amount of minerals but no glass.
  • 3. Water-absorbing property
    The water-absorbing speed and thus the dimensional change of nanocomposite nylon resins are smaller than general nylon resins, as nanocomposite nylon resins have higher crystallinity.
  • 4. Moldability
    Nanocomposite nylon resins are excellent in flowability and mold replication and allow high-cycle molding, as the resins crystallize very rapidly.

Table 1. Basic Properties

Test method: ASTM

Type
Unit
Nanocomposite
Nylon 6
High-Cycle
Nylon 6
35% Mineral-Reinforced
Nylon 6
Grade
M1030DH
A1030JR
A3130
Density
1.15
1.14
1.42
TensileStrength
MPa
93(62)
81(59)
86(52)
Tensile Elongation
%
4(5)
100(200)
4(5)
Bending Strength
MPa
158(80)
108(62)
137(87)
Bending Modulus
GPa
4.5(2.2)
2.9(1.3)
6.1(3.4)
Izod Impact Strength
J/m
45(128)
49(294)
39(147)
DTUL(1.8MPa)
°C
152
70
172
DTUL(0.45MPa)
°C
193
175
208

( ) Value under an wet environment (23°C, 50% RH)