Akulon® K224-G6

30% Glass Reinforced

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
Automotive OEM
BMW, JAGUAR LAND ROVER, MERCEDES, RENAULT, TOYOTA
OEM Specification
DBL 5307.10 (2008-03)
DBL 5403.00 (2013-12)
DBL 5403.00 (2013-12) obsolete
DBL 5410.00 (2010-08)
DBL 5416.00 (2011-02)
GS 93016 (2011-01)
PMR (2019-02)
STJLR.60.5016-(2018-10)
TPJLR.52.154-(2016-09)
TSM5603G (2010-01)

Rheological properties

Melt volume-flow rate
6.4
cm³/10min
Temperature
240
°C
Load
2.16
kg
Melt flow index MFI
7.3
g/10min
MFI test temperature
240
°C
MFI test load
2.16
kg
Molding shrinkage (parallel)
0.3
%
Molding shrinkage (normal)
0.9
%

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
9500
MPa
Stress at break
180
MPa
Strain at break
3.5
%
Flexural modulus
8600
MPa
Flexural strength
235
MPa
Charpy impact strength (+23°C)
90
kJ/m²
Charpy impact strength (-30°C)
75
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
12
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)
11
kJ/m²

Thermal properties

Melting temperature (10°C/min)
220
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (1.80 MPa)
207
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (0.45 MPa)
220
°C
Vicat softening temperature (50°C/h 50N)
216
°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (parallel)
0.2
E-4/°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (normal)
0.7
E-4/°C
Burning Behav. at 1.5 mm nom. thickn.
HB
class
Thickness tested
1.5
mm
UL recognition
Yes
-
Burning Behav. at thickness h
HB
class
Thickness tested
0.75
mm
UL recognition
Yes
-
Ball pressure temperature
215
°C
Glow Wire Flammability Index GWFI
700
°C
GWFI (Thickness (1) tested)
2
mm
Glow Wire Flammability Index GWFI
700
°C
GWFI (Thickness (2) tested)
1.5
mm
Glow Wire Ignition Temperature GWIT
725
°C
GWIT (Thickness (1) tested)
2
mm
Glow Wire Ignition Temperature GWIT
725
°C
GWIT (Thickness (2) tested)
1.5
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
65
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (1) tested)
0.75
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
65
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm
Relative Temperature Index - with impact
65
°C
RTI with impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.75
mm
Relative Temperature Index - with impact
65
°C
RTI with impact (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
65
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.75
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
65
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (2) tested)
3
mm

Electrical properties

Relative permittivity (100Hz)
3.5
-
Relative permittivity (1 MHz)
3.3
-
Dissipation factor (100 Hz)
50
E-4
Dissipation factor (1 MHz)
150
E-4
Volume resistivity
1E13
Ohm*m
Surface resistivity
Ohm
Electric strength
30
kV/mm
Comparative tracking index
V

Other properties

Water absorption
6.3
%
Humidity absorption
1.9
%
Density
1350
kg/m³

Rheological calculation properties

Density of melt
1150
kg/m³
Thermal conductivity of melt
0.27
W/(m K)
Spec. heat capacity melt
2110
J/(kg K)
Eff. thermal diffusivity
1.12E-7
m²/s

Mechanical properties (TPE)

Shore D Hardness (15s)
85
-

Diagrams

Applications

Chainsaw housings

Industry
Consumer goods
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions, since it withstands drop test at –30°C</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for cost effective solutions, since it is easy to process for both injection- and blow moulding</li> </ul>

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>

Powertool Housings

Industry
Consumer goods
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for light weight and cost effective solutions compared to metals, also as a result of possible part and function integration, easier assembly and longer tool lives</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its better welding strength and surface appearance than PA66</li> </ul>

Railway Insulation Plates

Industry
Transportation
Material
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiffness and toughness) and due to its better surface appearance than PA66</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for very cost effective solutions</li> </ul>

Rear Grips

Industry
Transportation
Material
  • Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiffness and toughness) and due to its better surface appearance than PA66

Structural Reinforcements

Industry
Automotive
Material
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® (UltraFlow) PA6 yields up to 50% weight reduction and a NVH advantage versus metal</li> <li>Akulon® (UltraFlow) PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its high temperature resistance and due to its good compatibility with the expansion rubber/foam applied on the moulded parts</li> </ul>

Wheel Chair Rims

Industry
Healthcare
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiffness and toughness) and due to its better surface appearance than PA66</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for very cost effective solutions</li> </ul>

Wheels

Industry
Industrial equipment
Material
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiffness and toughness)</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for cost effective solutions in comparison with PA66, also because of its better surface appearance</li> </ul>