Nylon-6 & its compounds is known for their superior mechanical properties, resistance to wear & heat, good impact strength, high resistance to fatigue. They also have resistance to various oils & lubricants thus make them a good choice for various automotive compounds for under the bonnet & near the engine. Various exterior compounds are also made of Nylon-6 & its blends as given below:
Nylon-6 resin & its compounds with FR additives(Halogenated & Non-halogenated) are having quite good electrical properties like Di-Electric strength, tracking resistance & flame retardant properties(as per UL standards) therefore used in many electrical & electronic applications like:
As the humidity level increases & also temperature increases, there is decrease in electrical & insulation properties of Nylon-6, however they are widely used for low temperature frequency applications.
Nylon-6 is having superior mechanical properties & in various applications metal is replaced by Nylon-6 & its compounds. Higher abrasion resistance, low friction coefficients, high impact is making it worthwhile in many engineering & textile applications:
Nylon-6 is also used extensively in domestic appliances, household items & construction. Some of major applications are listed below: