BASF Capron® GR15, 15% Glass-Filled Nylon 6 (Dry)
Subcategory: Nylon; Thermoplastic; Nylon 6; Polymer
Close Analogs: This product is no longer a part of the BASF NAFTA standard product line.
Capron GR15 is a 15% glass reinforced polyamide 6 injection molding compound possessing a balance of engineering properties combined with excellent processability and surface aesthetics. It is also available in heat stabilized (Capron GR15 HS) and/or pigmented versions.
Capron GR15 is ideally suited for more demanding performance applications such as safety helmet parts, washers, gears, engine and motor parts, chutes, and higher temperature environments.
Data provided by Allied Signal.
Processing: Max. water content 0.16%. Product is supplied in sealed containers and drying is not required. If drying becomes necessary, a dehumidifying or desiccant dryer operating at 85°C (185 °F). Is recommended. Drying time is dependent on moisture level.
Melt Temperature: 250-280 degC (482-536 degF). Mold Temperature: 80-95 degC (176-203 degF). Injection and Packing Pressure: 35-125 bar (500-1500psi) This product can be processed over a wide range of mold temperatures; however, for applications where aesthetics critical, a mold surface temperature of 80-95 degC (176-203 degF) is required. Injection pressure controls the filling of the part and should be applied for 90% of ram travel. Packing pressure affects the final part and can be used effectively in controlling sink marks and shrinkage. It should be applied and maintained until the gate area is completely frozen off. Back pressure can be utilized to provide uniform melt consistency and reduce trapped air and gas. A maximum of 3.5 bar (50 psi) is recommended to minimize glass fiber breakage. Fast fill rates are recommended to insure uniform melt delivery to the cavity and prevent premature freezing. Surface appearance is directly affected by injection rate.
- Water Absorption
- Moisture Absorption at Equilibrium
- Water Absorption at Saturation
- Linear Mold Shrinkage
- Linear Mold Shrinkage, Transverse
- Tensile Strength, Ultimate
- Elongation at Break
- Tensile Modulus
- Poissons Ratio
- Electrical Resistivity
- CTE, linear 20°C
- CTE, linear 20°C Transverse to Flow
- Melting Point
- Deflection Temperature at 0.46 MPa (66 psi)
- Deflection Temperature at 1.8 MPa (264 psi)
- Flammability, UL94
- Processing Temperature
- Mold Temperature
- Drying Temperature
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