PA 6 - Polyamide 6

Processing Guide: PA 6 - Polyamide 6
Extruder: Single Screw Extruder
Without vacuum, plain feeding section or pressure-relieved grooved feeding section (by increased screw pitch and channel depth)
Screw Design: Barrier Screw or Polyolefin Screw with equal feed ,transition and metering section, 25-30 L/DTwo mixing sections:
dispersive-mixing spiral-shear element, rhomboid distributive-mixing section

Compression Ratio: 3-4:1
Cylinder Temperatures: 230-260 C
446-500 F
Melt Temperature: 230-290 C
446-554 F
Pre-Drying: 3 hours at 80 oC (176 F) (very important)
Miscellaneous: process above 220 oC ( 428 F) to avoid freeze-off
if bubbles come then temperature too high
increased output/reduced wear by preheating of material 75 C (167 F) or by heating of feeding section at 150 C (302 F)
Note: This is meant as a general guide. Please consult your material and machinery representative.