BASF Capron® GR30, 30% 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 GR30 is a 30% glass reinforced polyamide 6 injection molding compound. IT is also available in heat stabilized (Capron GR30 HS) and/or pigmented versions. The glass fiber reinforcement enhances performance while maintaining good surface appearance. It demonstrates high toughness, strength and creep resistance. Wear and chemical resistance is very good to greases, oils, gasoline and hydrocarbons.
Capron GR30 is generally recommended for applications where higher resistance and strength are needed such as linkage housings.
Data provided by Allied Signal.
Processing: Max. water content 0.12%. 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: 270-295 degC (518-563 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
- Flexural Modulus
- Flexural Yield Strength
- Poissons Ratio
- Charpy Impact, Notched
- 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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