Akulon® K224-PG8

40% 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
FIAT CHRYSLER, GM, TOYOTA, VW
OEM Specification
FCA-MS50017(MS-DB-41)-CPN4219-(2017-02)
GMW17385P-PA6-GF40
TSM5603G (2010-01)
VW50180 (2015-05)

Rheological properties

Melt volume-flow rate
14
cm³/10min
Temperature
275
°C
Load
5
kg
Melt flow index MFI
21
g/10min
MFI test load
5
kg
Molding shrinkage (parallel)
0.35
%
Molding shrinkage (normal)
0.81
%

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
11500
MPa
Stress at break
170
MPa
Strain at break
4.5
%
Flexural modulus
10000
MPa
Flexural strength
260
MPa
Charpy impact strength (+23°C)
105
kJ/m²
Charpy impact strength (-30°C)
110
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
25
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)
16
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)
0.65
E-4/°C

Electrical properties

Relative permittivity (100Hz)
3.5
-
Relative permittivity (1 MHz)
3.3
-
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
4.9
%
Humidity absorption
1.5
%
Density
1430
kg/m³

Rheological calculation properties

Density of melt
1280
kg/m³
Thermal conductivity of melt
0.3
W/(m K)
Spec. heat capacity melt
2010
J/(kg K)
Eff. thermal diffusivity
1.15E-7
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>

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>

Oil Sumps and Pans

Industry
Automotive
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for 40-60% weight reduction and better NVH performance versus metal</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for 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>

Refrigerator hinge

Industry
Industrial equipment
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 in this hinge reduces the cost and procissing steps compared to metal</li> <li>PA6 offers the required mechanical properties and thoughness to meet the required high performance and quality</li> </ul>

Suspension System Spring Seats

Industry
Automotive
  • <ul> <li>Akulon® PA6 allows for light weight solutions versus metal (up to 50% weight reduction)</li> <li>Akulon® PA6 K224-PG8 allows for reliable solutions due to its combination of excellent toughness with high stiffness</li> </ul>