Durethan - polyamide 6 and polyamide 66
|Durethan® is the trade name for our range of engineering thermoplastics based on polyamide 6 and polyamide 66. |
Learn more about the product nomenclature.
Polyamides are partially crystalline thermoplastics which offer an ideal combination of properties, especially for technical applications. In addition to being easy to process, polyamides combine high mechanical strength and stiffness with good dielectric properties, high resistance to both heat and chemical attack and good friction and wear properties.
Please note that polyamides are hygroscopic materials, that is, they will absorb moisture from the atmosphere over time in a reversible process known as conditioning (typically 1-3% depending on grade). Conditioning greatly improves the toughness of the material including properties such as strain at break and impact strength. Modulus (stiffness) and stress at break, on the other hand, will decrease.
Focus Durethan® BLUE and ECO
LANXESS is responding to this trend by supplying recyclate grades in the form of its Durethan ECO ranges. Durethan Scopeblue - our most sustainable premium polyamide 6 - now enhances this field of products.
|Our product range includes||Fillers - depending on the base polymer |
|Durethan A|| ||PA66 based, used in a variety of markets and applications like automotive high temperature under the hood and cooling circuits|
as well as flame retardant EE applications.
|non-reinforced, glass fiber, |
glass fiber/carbon fiber,
|Durethan B|| ||PA6, PA6-Copolymer based, used in a variety of markets and applications including automotive, furniture, power tool housings and packaging film for medical, food and industrial goods.||non-reinforced, (glass)fiber, glass fiber/beads, |
glass fiber/mineral, glass/carbon fiber,
carbon fiber, glass beads, mineral
|Durethan C|| ||PA6-Copolymer based, suitable for food-contact films and multi layer films applications||non-reinforced |
|Durethan T|| ||PA6I transparent, a partially aromatic polyamide that is used in applications requiring resistance to hydrocarbons, lipids and disinfectants.||non-reinforced |
|Grades with special properties are available like e.g.: |
|high temperature stabilized||flame-retardant (halogen-free) |
|hydrolysis stabilized||improved thermal conductivity |
|improved flowability (EasyFlow, XtremeFlow)||improved electrical conductivity |
|improved impact strength||suitable for food contact |
|Durethan® is e.g. used in |
|Auto||Auto-Chassis, Auto-Exterior, Auto-IC-Powertrain |
|EE||Power Tools, Household Appliances, Industrial EE, Installation |
|Agro, Sport / Leisure|| |
|Food/ Packaging|| |
|Following you will find additional information, e.g. |
|product characteristics|| |
|Durethan Injection Molding Grades; Product Range with Reference Data||brochure |
|Reference Data: Film and Extrusion Grades, Base Resins||brochure |
|convenient Product Search to find specific grades by Polymer Class, Processing, Filler, Product Property|| |
|all Durethan information|| |