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Sep 07 2021 CMI Blogging

What is polyamide 12? What are its various industrial application?


Nylon 12 is a synthetic nylon polymer having the molecular formula [CHⅽ] (CHolesterol) Para. It's made of soluble caprolactone or fatty acids that each have twelve carbon atoms, thus the name [Nylon 12]. It's one of the many nylon polymers. It was initially intended as an aircraft fuel additive, but it was later used to create nylons, plastics, rubbers, and Teflon. The compound is also employed to make clothing and insulation material out of polyethylene.


Moreover, Nylon is said to be a super fiber. This is because it has excellent thermal conductivity, which allows for use in a variety of industries. Many engineers consider nylon 12 to be the best out of all the different polymers because it has superior wear resistance, great tensile strength, high modulus, excellent dimensional stability, and chemical resistance. It's also important that manufacturers using it on their products can use its additives in the production of Nylon. Below is a comparison of nylon 12 vs other common synthetic polymers:


Furthermore, there are some surprising differences between polyamide 12 vs nylon 12. One of the biggest surprises is that in addition to excellent mechanical properties, this polymer comes with excellent electrical and chemical properties. It can withstand extreme temperatures and resist damage from corrosion. Because it can resist damage from corrosion, sealing rings made out of nylon 12 are ideal for use where protection of the material against corrosion is essential.


Powder coatings have several advantages. Additionally, they can increase the dimensional stability of polyamide 12 because the particles are smaller. Also, the particles of the material won't easily bind with each other. As a result, there is less powder forming, which gives it better mechanical performance than those with greater powder coatings. Polyamide coating also improves the chemical and physical properties of the product.


A common type of powder coating used to improve the mechanical performance of polyamide 12 is done using selective laser sintering. The process is done using a selective laser sintering machine which is capable of providing several different levels of layer thickness. This is achieved by exposing the material to sustained laser light at various wavelengths. The intensity and duration of the laser light to determine the thickness of the layer of powder. Multi-jet fusion is another common process that helps improve the heat transfer property of polyamide 12.


It's clear to see that Polyamide 12 has several different ways in which it can be improved. These processes help improve the overall performance of the material. They are very common applications that many companies choose to use. The best part is that polyamide 12 can be used for a wide range of different purposes. This means that companies have a lot of flexibility when it comes to designing various ways in which they can improve their product's performance. Thus, Polyamide 12 has a wide range of industrial applications which makes it suitable engineering material.



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