Poly-Texx® 6OF is an oil filled, cast polyamide (Cast Nylon® Type 6) that is abrasive resistant and self-lubricating. Its main attributes are impact strength, toughness and very low friction. Its natural color is green. Typical applications are bearing and wear applications in the form of sleeve bearings, flanged bearings, thrust washers and wear plates. Poly-Texx® 6OF reduces maintenance by eliminating the need for lubrication, while minimizing galling, and corrosion.

Available in many shapes and sizes; it is easily machined, sawed, milled and turned with conventional metal working equipment. Tolerances of +/-.005 are standard, while tolerances of +/-.002 are achieved with experience.

Poly-Texx® 6OF is a great choice for many demanding applications. See our Technical Assistance page on our website for additional materials and information.

Specification Test Value Units
Density, 73°F D792 .93 gm/cm3
Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F D638 5,800 psi
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F D638 12,000 psi
Tensile Elongation (at break), 73°F D638 200 %
Flexural Strength, 73°F D790 - psi
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity D790 110,000 psi
Shear Strength, 73°F D732 - psi
Compressive Strength - Ultimate   psi
Compressive Strength at 2% Deformation D695 psi
Compressive Strength at 10% Deformation D695 11,600 psi
Deformation Under Load   %
Compressive Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F D695 160,000  
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Modulus)   psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Yield)   psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Ultimate)   psi
Hardness, Durometer (Shore "D" scale) D2240 79  
Hardness, Rockwell (Scale as noted) D785 M79 Rockwell M
Izod Impact, Notched @ 73°F D256 Type A 1.97 ft.lbs/in. of notch
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Static PTM 55007 -  
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Dynamic PTM 55007 -  
Maximum Static Bearing Load (P) PTM 55007 - psi
Maximum Unlubricated No Load Bearing Velocity (V) PTM 55007 - ft/minute
Maximum Limiting PV (Unlubricated) PTM 55007 - psi x ft/min.
Wear Factor "K" x 10-10 PTM 55010 - Cubic in.-min/ft.lbs.hr
Sand Wheel Wear/Abrasion Test   - UHMW=100
Minimum Mating Surface Hardness   - Rockwell (Brinnell)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion E-831 (TMA) 7.1 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion // to Laminates E-831 (TMA) 7.1 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion I to Laminates E-831 (TMA) 7.1 in/in/°F x 10-5
Softening Point   °F
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi D648 235 °F
Embrittlement Temperature   -65 °F Min.
Continuous Service Temperature in Air   300 °F Max.
Short Term Service Temperature   300 °F Max.
Tg-Glass Transition (Amorphous) D3418 -31 °F
Melting Point (Crystalline) Peak D3418 342 °F
Thermal Conductivity F433 1.32 BTU-in/(hr/ft2°F)
Dielectric Strength Short Term D149 510 Volts/mil
Surface Resistivity D257 >1x1010 ohm/cm
Volume Resistivity D257 >5x1014 ohm/cm
Dielectric Constant, 106 Hz D150 7.0  
Dissipation Factor, 106 Hz D150 0.02  
Flammability @ 3.1mm(1/8 in.) UL94 UL94 V-O  
Arc Resistance     seconds
Water Absorption, Immersion 24 Hours D570 (2) 0.02 %
Water Absorption, Immersion Saturation D570 (2) - %
Machinability Rating   3 1=easy, 10=difficult
Rod Diameter Availability (Off the Shelf) .375-4.0 inches
Sheet Thickness Availability (Off the Shelf) .250-2.5 inches