Nylon Corp. of America has developed a nylon 6/6 with high strength at very low temperatures.
Nycoa 5300 ST has notched Izod strength of 3.7 foot-pounds per inch at -40° F, according to the Manchester, N.H., firm. Other mechanical properties include flexural modulus of 232,000 pounds per square inch and flexural strength of 10,200 pounds per square.
Nycoa says typical applications for the resin are cold weather sporting goods, automotive parts, appliances and lawn and garden implements.
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