Produced since more than 50 years from an oil source (Caprolactam), PA6 is a techno-polymer used for less stringent applications where a good compromise price / property is required.
Main properties are:
- Good mechanical properties
- Mediocre dimensional stability (especially in humid environment compared to PA12)
- High pressure resistance
- Good ageing behaviour
- Good chemical resistance
PA6 properties are suitable for hobby coils, packaging films, corrugated tubes with the best ratio performance/price.
Tubes made in PA6 are marked c.six.