ARLEN™ is a heat resistant, modified polyamide 6T developed by Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. With a high melting point (320°C) and a rigidity level comparable to super engineering plastics, it possesses strong dimensional stability and chemical resistance. In addition, the effect of water absorption, which is a traditional weakness of polyamides, has been reduced to a minimum.
There are three individual offerings in the modified polyamide product series; each polyamide designed to meet a specific application requirement as presented below:
|A/G Series||Mechanical and structural parts|
|AE Series||For tribological applications|
|C Series||Electrical and electronic parts|
ARLEN™ Modified Polyamide 6T Physical Properties
Please click on the charts below to access a graphical depiction of the grades and physical properties for the ARLEN modified polyamide as it pertains to electrical and electronic and mechanical and structural and tribological applications respectively:
- View: Grades and Physical Properties Chart- Electrical and Electronic Applications
- View: Grades and Physical Properties Chart- Mechanical, Structural and Tribological Applications
ARLEN™ Modified Polyamide 6T Physical Characteristics
Electrical and Electronic: For a graphical presentation of ARLEN's electrical and electronic characteristics, please click on the chart below:
Mechanical and Structural:
- High temperature rigidity - Due to its high glass transition point (125°C), ARLEN can retain high rigidity even in a high-temperature atmosphere, such as the inside of an engine room.
- Heat Resistant
- Dimensional Stability
- Chemical Resistance - demonstrating the best chemical resistance of all polyamide resins.
- Little dimensional change due to water absorption - The dimensional change of ARLEN due to water absorption is less than 1/2 of PA66, which is the lowest of all polyamide resins.