Vydyne® R513H Black is a general purpose polyamide, 13% glass fiber reinforced and heat stabilized. This injection molding grade resin is lubricated for machine feed, flow and mold release. Vydyne® R513H Black is a member of a glass reinforced family supplied by Ascend Performance Materials which also includes 33% and 43% glass fiber loadings. These resins provide a range of cost performance products in which tensile strength is increased with the increasing glass fiber loadings. Also available are Vydyne 513H and Vydyne 513H BK02.
Glass reinforced Vydyne® resins provide a higher heat distortion temperature, better resistance to creep, higher impact and better dimensional stability when compared with unreinforced nylon 6,6. These products have good chemical resistance to a broad range of chemicals including many aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons found in most solvents, gasoline, hydraulic fluids, greases and machine oils.
Vydyne® R513H series resins have tensile strength and modulus properties just below aluminum and zinc and can replace these metals in numerous applications due to an excellent balance of properties. Reduction in production costs, energy consumption and part weight are key advantages of Vydyne® glass reinforced nylon 6,6 resins over aluminum and/or zinc die cast parts.
The Vydyne® R513H series resins are heat stabilized and formulated to minimize the oxidative and thermal degradation of the nylon polymer when exposed to elevated temperatures for extended periods of time. Vydyne® R513H Black provides improved retention of physical properties under exposure to long-term heat. The continuous operating use temperature is 275°F and short-term peak temperatures as high as 475°F.
Vydyne® R513H Black applications
Vydyne® R513H series resins have been used for many under-the-hood automotive applications, motor housings for power tools and garden appliances. These resins have also been used in miscellaneous brackets, gears and clips, which require high rigidity and strength.