PA12 (Polyamide 12, nylon 12)

 
Formula chimica PA12

Polyamide 12 or nylon 12 (PA12) is an excellent electrical insulator and is less sensitive to humidity than other polyamides. PA12 is characterized by a good level of resilience and resistance to many chemical products, and is extensively modified with plasticizers and reinforcements. Nylon 12 has the lowest water absorption value, and is easier to process, but possesses inferior mechanical properties compared to PA6 and PA66.

PA12 Chemical formula: [(CH2)11C(O)NH]n
CAS number PA12: 947-04-6
Chemical Name PA12 (IUPAC): poly[imino(1-oxododecane-1,12-diyl)]
Recycling Code PA12: number 7
Chemical Symbol PA12: simbolo riciclo PA12

PA12 commercial names and producers:

 

  • Cristamid (Arkema)
  • Gebamid (Geba)
  • Grilamid (EMS)
  • HiFill (Techmer Polymer)
  • Electrafil (Techmer Polymer)
  • Radilon (Radici)
  • Rilsamid (Arkema)
  • Ubesta (UBE)

PA12 European Distributors

 

  • Schulman (Network Polymers)
  • Mega Polymers (Evatene)
  • PolyOne (Gravi-tech, OnForce LFT, Rilsamid, Trilliant)
  • Biesterfield (Zytel)
  • Nexeo (HiFill, Lubricomp, Vestamid, Thermocomp)
  • Ultrapolymers (Laticonther, Latigray, Latilub, Latimass, Latiohm, Latistat, Latamid, Lubricomp, STAT-KON)

Main compounds with PA12:

 

  • PA12-GF15 (Polyamide 12 with 15% fibre glass)
 

Chemical and physical properties PA12:

Before processing, it is necessary to reduce the moisture content below 0.1% (<100 ppm). PA12 is a semicrystalline-crystalline linear thermoplastic material derived from butadiene. The properties of PA12 and PA11 are similar, but PA12 has a different crystalline structure. The water content, temperature and residence time determine its viscosity.

PA12 standard density: 1,02 g/cm3 (ISO 1183)
PA12 melting temperature Tm: 180 °C
PA12 glass transition temperature Tg: 55 °C

 

PA12 market applications

 

  • Automotive
  • Connectors
  • Electrical material
  • Film
  • Consumer goods and industry
  • Medical
  • Engineering
  • Plumbing and pneumatics

PA12 transformation technologies

 

  • Elettro spinning
  • Extrusion
  • Injection molding

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Compound

PA12/MACMI polyamide (nylon) 12

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Grilamid TR 55
granule/pellet Natural / Neutral 75 Kg bags on pallet 8.90 €/Kg

Compound

PA12/MACMI polyamide (nylon) 12

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Grilamid TR 55
granule/pellet Natural / Neutral 75 Kg bags on pallet 8.90 €/Kg

Compound

PA12-GF30 polyamide (nylon) 12

Recycled /Regrinded QUALITY-RECYCLED QUALITY-RECYCLED

PLASTICFINDER PA12 ECO
granule/pellet Black 1350 Kg bags on pallet 3.10 €/Kg

Compound

PA12-GF15 polyamide (nylon) 12

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

LEXNYL PA12
granule/pellet Natural / Neutral 2125 Kg bags on pallet 6.30 €/Kg

Polymer

PA12 polyamide (nylon) 12

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Rilsamid AMN NOIR P20 TLD
granule/pellet Black 650 Kg bags on pallet 11.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PA12 polyamide (nylon) 12

Off specs QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Grilamid TR 90
granule/pellet Black 500 Kg bags on pallet 2.90 €/Kg

Polymer

PA12 polyamide (nylon) 12

Recycled /Regrinded QUALITY-RECYCLED QUALITY-RECYCLED

PA12 BIANCO NATURALE
granule/pellet White 22000 Kg bags on pallet 4.05 €/Kg

Polymer

PA12 polyamide (nylon) 12

Off specs QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

PA2200
powder White 5000 Kg octabin 2.50 €/Kg
 

Compound

PA12/MACMI polyamide (nylon) 12

Grilamid TR 55

75 Kg 8.90 €/Kg

Compound

PA12/MACMI polyamide (nylon) 12

Grilamid TR 55

75 Kg 8.90 €/Kg

Compound

PA12-GF30 polyamide (nylon) 12

PLASTICFINDER PA12 ECO

1350 Kg 3.10 €/Kg

Compound

PA12-GF15 polyamide (nylon) 12

LEXNYL PA12

2125 Kg 6.30 €/Kg

Polymer

PA12 polyamide (nylon) 12

Rilsamid AMN NOIR P20 TLD

650 Kg 11.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PA12 polyamide (nylon) 12

Grilamid TR 90

500 Kg 2.90 €/Kg

Polymer

PA12 polyamide (nylon) 12

PA12 BIANCO NATURALE

22000 Kg 4.05 €/Kg

Polymer

PA12 polyamide (nylon) 12

PA2200

5000 Kg 2.50 €/Kg