Aegis® H120MP resin is a lubricated and nucleated high viscosity nylon 6 extrusion grade homopolymer for cast or blown film applications. It combines strength, toughness and thermoforming properties with excellent heat, chemical and abrasion resistance.

Polymer NamePolyamide 6 (PA 6)

Processing MethodsBlown Film Extrusion, Cast Film Extrusion, Extrusion, Film Extrusion, Thermoforming

Additives IncludedLubricant (Unspecified), Nucleating Agent

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

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Material Handling

Aegis® H120MP homopolymer is supplied in sealed containers and drying prior to processing is not required. However, high moisture is the primary cause of processing problems. If drying becomes necessary, a dehumidifying or desiccant dryer operating at 80°C (176°F) is recommended. Drying time is dependent on moisture level.

Applications

From flexible packaging for food and consumer products to vacuum bagging for industrial goods, Aegis® packaging grade resins are widely used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Processed meats and cheeses
  • Coffee, nuts and spices
  • Snacks and frozen foods
  • Pet foods
  • Detergent bags
  • Composite fabrications
  • Medical devices
  • Novelty balloons

Properties

Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density1.13g/cm3ASTM D-792
Extractable Contentmax. 0.8%SOP-702-307
Melt Flow Rate (at 235°C/1.0 kg (455°F/1.0 kg))1.9g/10minASTM D-1238
Melting Point220 (428)°C (°F)ASTM D-3418
Moisture (24 Hour)1.6%ASTM D-570
Moisture (50% RH)2.7%ASTM D-570
Moisture (Saturation)9.5%ASTM D-570
Moisture Contentmax. 0.08%ASTM D-6869
RV (at 96% Sulfuric Acid)3.6
Viscosity (FAV)120ASTM D-789
Film Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Carbon Dioxide Permeability72.8 (4.7)cc.25μm/m²/day (cc.mil/100 in²/day)
Nitrogen Permeability14.0 (0.9)cc.25μm/m²/day (cc.mil/100 in²/day)
Oxygen Permeability (at 23°C (73°F)/0% RH)40.3 (2.6)cc.25μm/m²/day (cc.mil/100 in²/day)D-3958
Water Vapor Permeability (at 38°C (100°F)/100% RH)992 (64)gm.25μm/m²/day (gm.mil/100 in²/day)F-1249

Regulatory & Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

AdvanSix has more than 50 years of experience in the development and production of packaging resin that is safe and reliable for consumers and businesses. Aegis® packaging resins are manufactured to meet the stringent standards required of materials involved in the processing, handling and packaging of food. They meet all applicable U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Union (EU) food grade regulations, as outlined in FDA 21 CFR 177.1500 and Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011.

Technical Details & Test Data

Extrusion Guidelines

Melt Viscosity vs. Temperature

Melt Temperature: 220°C (428°F)
Melt Temperature Range: 232°C (450°F) to 271°C (520°F).
Two key factors affect the melt viscosity (stiffness or fluidity of the melt):

  • The molecular weight (Mw) of the resin: Higher Mw resins will have a higher melt viscosity than lower Mw resins.
  • Temperature of the melt for any given Mw resin: Higher process temperatures will provide a more fluid melt viscosity than lower process temperatures.

Typical Barrel Profile for Cast Films

Barrel: 230-260°C (446-500°F)
Adapter: 260-266°C (500-510°F)
Die: 260°C (500°F)
Process Melt Temperature: 260-270°C (500-518°F)

Typical Barrel Profile for Tubular (Blown) Films

Barrel: 246-254°C (474-490°F)
Adapter: 260°C (500°F)
Die: 254°C (490°F)
Process Melt Temperature: 254-260°C (490-500°F)

Screw Parameters

Metering Section: 40%
Transition Section: 3 to 4 flights
Feed Section: Balance of screw length
Compression Ratio: 3.5:1 to 4.0:1
L/D Ratio: 24:1

Metering Section Flight Depth

Screw Diameter Recommended Depth
1" 0.055"
1.5" 0.060"
2" 0.070"
2.5" 0.080"
3.5" 0.100"
4.5" 0.115"
6" 0.135"