Nylon 66 Moisture
The great interest recently in the plastic industry has spurred more demands in thermoplastics to replace certain metals in manufacturing automotive parts, power tools, and lawn and garden tools. This drives a movement to develop materials and products with higher performance, less weight, better cost savings, and better resistance to fatigue.
Nylon has that high performance and easy processing. Nylon 66 adds cost savings. However, it absorbs moisture from the surrounding environment, creating a constant challenge for engineers. This moisture affects the polymer properties making it harder to process. The intensification in moisture may cause deep changes in the material’s behavior since it reduces strength, stiffness, and frequency.
With careful controls, the moisture absorbed by nylon can be reversed with drying in an oven. MoistTech has used our more than 30 years of experience in moisture measurement to create a line of NIR sensors that can measure and control the amount of moisture in nylon during processing. For real-time product control, our sensors:
Our engineers would love to introduce you to the IR-3000 and other moisture sensors to make Nylon 66 more manageable and stronger. Contact us today or request a quote for your application.