Akulon® K224-PG6

30% Glass Reinforced, Impact Modified

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, GM, TOYOTA, VW
OEM Specification
GMW17385P-PA6-GF30
GS 93016 (2011-01)
TSM5603G (2010-01)
VW50180 (2015-05)

Rheological properties

Melt volume-flow rate
20
cm³/10min
Temperature
275
°C
Load
5
kg
Melt flow index MFI
24
g/10min
MFI test load
5
kg
Molding shrinkage (parallel)
0.39
%
Molding shrinkage (normal)
1
%

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
8500
MPa
Stress at break
145
MPa
Strain at break
4.5
%
Charpy impact strength (+23°C)
95
kJ/m²
Charpy impact strength (-30°C)
100
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
23
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)
15
kJ/m²

Thermal properties

Temp. of deflection under load (1.80 MPa)
200
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (0.45 MPa)
215
°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (parallel)
0.2
E-4/°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (normal)
0.9
E-4/°C
Burning Behav. at 1.5 mm nom. thickn.
HB
class
Thickness tested
1.6
mm
Relative Temperature Index - electrical
65
°C
RTI electrical (Thickness (1) tested)
0.75
mm
Relative Temperature Index - with impact
65
°C
RTI with impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.75
mm
Relative Temperature Index - without impact
65
°C
RTI without impact (Thickness (1) tested)
0.75
mm

Electrical properties

Relative permittivity (100Hz)
3.8
-
Relative permittivity (1 MHz)
3.5
-
Dissipation factor (100 Hz)
90
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
5.7
%
Humidity absorption
1.7
%
Density
1320
kg/m³

Rheological calculation properties

Density of melt
1110
kg/m³
Thermal conductivity of melt
0.28
W/(m K)
Spec. heat capacity melt
2830
J/(kg K)
Eff. thermal diffusivity
8.99E-8
m²/s

Diagrams

Applications

Airbag Containers

Industry
Automotive
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for 40-60% weight reduction versus metal</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable (safer since no metal bolts needed) and cost effective solutions versus metal (due to the possibility of function integration) and versus PA66 (PA6 more economical choice)</li> <li>Akulon® Ultraflow grades allow even for more cost effectiveness due to 25% cycle time advantage and due to high flowability enabling thinner walled designs</li> </ul>

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>

Inline Skate Frames

Industry
Consumer goods
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 offers the possibility for less weight and lower system costs through part and function integration, easier assembly and longer tool lives, in comparison with metals</li> <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> </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>

Skibinding Fixations

Industry
Consumer goods
  • <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>