Akulon® K222-KGV4

20% Glass Reinforced, Heat Stabilized, Flame Retardant (halogen- phosphorous-free)

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
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Rheological properties

Molding shrinkage (parallel)
0.6
%
Molding shrinkage (normal)
1
%

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
5700
MPa
Stress at break
80
MPa
Strain at break
3
%
Charpy impact strength (+23°C)
46
kJ/m²
Charpy impact strength (-30°C)
40
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
4
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)
4
kJ/m²

Thermal properties

Melting temperature (10°C/min)
220
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (1.80 MPa)
170
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (0.45 MPa)
210
°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
0.8
mm
UL recognition
Yes
-
Glow Wire Flammability Index GWFI
960
°C
GWFI (Thickness (1) tested)
1.6
mm
Glow Wire Flammability Index GWFI
960
°C
GWFI (Thickness (2) tested)
1
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
140
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (1) tested)
0.8
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
140
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
130
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.8
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
130
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm

Electrical properties

Relative permittivity (100Hz)
4.3
-
Relative permittivity (1 MHz)
3.8
-
Dissipation factor (100 Hz)
130
E-4
Dissipation factor (1 MHz)
210
E-4
Volume resistivity
1E13
Ohm*m
Surface resistivity
Ohm
Electric strength
30
kV/mm
Comparative tracking index
600
V

Other properties

Water absorption
6.5
%
Humidity absorption
2
%
Density
1340
kg/m³

Rheological calculation properties

Density of melt
1030
kg/m³
Thermal conductivity of melt
0.29
W/(m K)
Spec. heat capacity melt
2270
J/(kg K)
Eff. thermal diffusivity
1.25E-7
m²/s

Diagrams

Applications

Contactors

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to good electrical and thermal endurance</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 and ForTii® PA4T allow for more design freedom and/or potential system cost reductions due to part integration and thinner wall design and lower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle time with lower production losses</li> </ul>

Fuse holder

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>ForTii® allows the Fuse holder to withstand high temperatures and the material has a high impact resistance</li> <li>Productivity improvement</li> <li>Laser printing</li> <li>Snap fitting</li> <li>DIN rail mounting</li> </ul>

Miniature Circuit Breakers

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to up to 30% improved electrical endurance compared to conventional materials</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for more appealing solutions due to enhanced aesthetics</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for system cost reduction up to 15% compared to thermoset compounds due to potential reduction of wall thicknesses by up to 2/3rd and due to potential part integration possibilities</li> </ul>

Molded case circuit breakers

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to up-to 30% improved electrical endurance compared to conventional materials</li> <li>Akulon® PA6, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for more appealing solutions due to enhanced aesthetics</li> <li>Akulon® PA6, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for system cost reduction up to 15% compared to thermoset compounds due to potential reduction of wall thicknesses by up to 2/3rd and due to potential part integration possibilities</li> </ul>

Motor Starter/Overload Relays

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to good electrical and thermal endurance</li> <li>Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT, Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for more design freedom and/or potential system cost reductions due to part integration and thinner wall design and lower profiles possibilities, reduced cycle time with lower production losses</li> </ul>

Residual Current device

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 enables reliable solutions due to excellent electrical (excellent short-circuit properties, including residual dielectric strength) and thermo-mechanical endurance compared to conventional materials</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 offers system cost down opportunities versus thermosets or other engineering plastics</li> </ul>

Switch Base

Industry
Electrical
  • <ul> <li>Improved chemical resistance</li> <li>Avoidance of stress cracking</li> </ul>