Akulon® Fuel Lock FL40-HPX1 NA99001

Low fuel permeation PA6 suitable for use in blow molding

General Information

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.
We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).
In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.
Special features
Regulatory Affairs
Processing technology
Blow Molding
Technology
Barrier Properties & Permeation

Rheological properties

Melt volume-flow rate
60
cm³/10min
Temperature
275
°C
Load
21.6
kg
Molding shrinkage (parallel)
1.6
%
Molding shrinkage (normal)
1.5
%

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
2200
MPa
Yield stress
62
MPa
Yield strain
4.2
%
Nominal strain at break
>50
%
Stress at break
47
MPa
Flexural modulus
2100
MPa
Flexural strength
77
MPa
Charpy impact strength (+23°C)
N
kJ/m²
Charpy impact strength (-30°C)
N
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
60
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)
17
kJ/m²
Puncture - maximum force (+23°C)
4000
N
Puncture - maximum force (-30°C)
5600
N
Puncture energy (+23°C)
50
J
Puncture energy (-30°C)
64
J

Thermal properties

Temp. of deflection under load (1.80 MPa)
55
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (0.45 MPa)
100
°C
Vicat softening temperature (50°C/h 50N)
155
°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (parallel)
1.5
E-4/°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (normal)
1
E-4/°C

Other properties

Water absorption
7.4
%
Humidity absorption
2.9
%
Density
1080
kg/m³

Diagrams

Applications

Outdoor power product fuel tanks

Industry
Consumer goods
  • Akulon® Fuellock PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to good UV-stability and excellent barrier to evaporative emissions compared to fluorinated HDPE
  • Akulon® Fuellock PA6 allows for cost effective solutions due to increased design freedom (minimum wall thickness possible up to 1.2mm)