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Aegis® PIR H120ZP

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Aegis® PIR H120ZP resin from AdvanSix contains 100% post-industrial recycled (PIR) raw materials while providing the same top performance and processability as Aegis® H120ZP, its standard, non-recycled counterpart.

Aegis® H120ZP resin is a 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 Name: Polyamide 6 (PA 6)
Processing Methods: Extrusion, Film Extrusion, Cast Film Extrusion, Blown Film Extrusion, Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion
Labeling Claims: Sustainable, Recycled, Contains PIR Resin
Melt Flow Index: 1.9 g/10
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Identification & Functionality

Aegis® PIR H120ZP Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Properties

Thermal Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Melting Point220 (428)°C (°F)ASTM D-3418
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density1.13g/cmᵌASTM D-792
Extractable Contentmax. 0.8%SOP-702-307
Melt Flow Rate (at 235°C/1.0 kg or 455°F/1.0 kg)1.9g/10 minASTM D-1238
RV (at 96% Sulfuric Acid)3.6--
Viscosity FAV120-ASTM D-789
Gas Barrier Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Carbon Dioxide Permeability (at 23°C (73°F), 100% RH)72.8 (4.7)cc.25μm/m²/day (cc.mil/100 in²/day)ASTM D-1434
Nitrogen Permeability (at 73°F (23°C), 80% RH)14.0 (0.9)cc.25μm/m²/day (cc.mil/100 in²/day)ASTM D-1434
Oxygen Permeability (at 73°F (23°C), 0% RH)40.3 (2.6)cc.25μm/m²/day (cc.mil/100 in²/day)ASTM D-1434
Water Vapor Permeability (at 100°F (38°C), 100% RH )992 (64)gm.25μm/m²/day (gm.mil/100 in²/day)F-1249
Moisture Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
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

Regulatory & Compliance

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):
1. The molecular weight (Mw) of the resin: Higher Mw resins will have a higher melt viscosity than lower Mw resins.
2. 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"

 

Note: The values in this data sheet are for natural color resins only. Colorants or other additives may alter some or all of these properties. The data listed here fall within the normal range of product properties, but should not be used to establish specification limits nor used alone as the basis of design.

 

Storage & Handling

Processing Guidelines

Material Handling

Aegis® PIR-H120ZP is supplied in sealed containers and drying prior to processing is not required. However, higher moisture is the primary cause of processing issues. If drying becomes necessary, a dehumidifying or desiccant dryer operating at 80°C (176°F) is recommended. Drying time is dependent on moisture level. More information about safe handling procedures can be obtained by requesting the Safety Data Sheet.

 

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