Akulon® K222-D

Low Viscosity, Food Contact Quality

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
Injection Molding

Rheological properties

Melt volume-flow rate
185
cm³/10min
Temperature
275
°C
Load
5
kg
Molding shrinkage (parallel)
1.1
%
Molding shrinkage (normal)
1.1
%

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
3200
MPa
Yield stress
85
MPa
Yield strain
4
%
Nominal strain at break
20
%
Flexural modulus
2650
MPa
Flexural strength
105
MPa
Charpy impact strength (+23°C)
N
kJ/m²
Charpy impact strength (-30°C)
N
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
8
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)
5
kJ/m²

Thermal properties

Melting temperature (10°C/min)
220
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (1.80 MPa)
60
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (0.45 MPa)
150
°C
Vicat softening temperature (50°C/h 50N)
195
°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (parallel)
0.9
E-4/°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (normal)
0.9
E-4/°C
Burning Behav. at 1.5 mm nom. thickn.
V-2
class
Thickness tested
1.5
mm
UL recognition
Yes
-
Burning Behav. at thickness h
V-2
class
Thickness tested
3
mm
UL recognition
Yes
-
Oxygen index
26
%
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
130
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (1) tested)
0.71
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
130
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm
Relative Temperature Index - with impact
65
°C
RTI with impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.71
mm
Relative Temperature Index - with impact
70
°C
RTI with impact (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
85
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.71
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
85
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm

Electrical properties

Relative permittivity (100Hz)
3.2
-
Relative permittivity (1 MHz)
3
-
Dissipation factor (100 Hz)
50
E-4
Dissipation factor (1 MHz)
150
E-4
Volume resistivity
1E13
Ohm*m
Surface resistivity
Ohm
Electric strength
25
kV/mm
Comparative tracking index
V

Other properties

Water absorption
9
%
Humidity absorption
2.5
%
Density
1130
kg/m³

Rheological calculation properties

Density of melt
960
kg/m³
Thermal conductivity of melt
0.23
W/(m K)
Spec. heat capacity melt
2680
J/(kg K)
Eff. thermal diffusivity
8.82E-8
m²/s

Diagrams

Applications

Chair Arms

Industry
Consumer goods
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for light weight, cost effective solutions in comparison with metals (no corrosion protection coating needed with PA6)</li> <li>Akulon® (UltraFlow) PA6 allows for great appearance solutions, since it yields a better surface appearance than PA66 (even at 50-60%GF)</li> <li>Akulon® UltraFlow PA6 allows for even more cost effective solutions, since it yields faster moulding than standard PA6 and enables thinner wall designs</li> </ul>

Chair Bases

Industry
Consumer goods
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for light weight, cost effective solutions in comparison with metals (no corrosion protection coating needed with PA6)</li> <li>Akulon® (UltraFlow) PA6 allows for great appearance solutions, since it yields a better surface appearance than PA66 (even at 50-60%GF)</li> <li>Akulon® UltraFlow PA6 allows for even more cost effective solutions, since it yields faster moulding than standard PA6 and enables thinner wall designs</li> </ul>

Chair Frames

Industry
Consumer goods
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for light weight, cost effective solutions in comparison with metals (no corrosion protection coating needed with PA6)</li> <li>Akulon® (UltraFlow) PA6 allows for great appearance solutions, since it yields a better surface appearance than PA66 (even at 50-60%GF)</li> <li>Akulon® UltraFlow PA6 allows for even more cost effective solutions, since it yields faster moulding than standard PA6 and enables thinner wall designs</li> </ul>