Aegis® H85WC01 resin is a medium-high viscosity, heat stabilized, nylon 6 jacket compound for use in wire, cable, flexible lighting and plenum applications. It provides excellent performance across the range of THHN, THWN and TFFN constructions along with a well-balanced set of properties, including low fuming, high toughness, abrasion resistance, and excellent resistance to gasoline, oil and other hydrocarbons.

Polymer Name: Polyamide 6 (PA 6)

Additives Included: Heat Stabilizer, Plasticizer (Unspecified)

Flexural Modulus: 2889.0 - 2889.0 MPa

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

Product Highlights

Aegis® nylon jacket compounds are designed to provide protection from physical and chemical damage during installation and throughout the service life of a wire. When a nylon jacket is used to protect insulation, the thickness of the insulation can be reduced. The resulting smaller outside diameter allows for installation of more wires in a given size conduit.

Aegis® nylon jacket compounds are formulated to offer excellent processability, making them suitable for use on any manufacturing line. As part of a wire or cable construction, Aegis® nylon jacket compounds help enable wire and cable producers to attain UL certifications and markings for their products.


  • Excellent protection from grease, oil and gasoline
  • Abrasion, cut and impact resistance
  • Lowest fuming during wire extrusion
  • UL QMTT2 Listed (building wire applications)
  • UL QMTM2 Listed (plenum cable applications)

Applications & Uses

Processing Guidelines

Material Handling

This product 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 70ºC (158ºF) is recommended. Drying time is dependent on moisture level.

Typical Extrusion Temperature Profile

Barrel: 249-266ºC (480-510ºF)
Adapter: 260-266ºC (500-510ºF)
Die: 260-266°C (500-510°F)
Process Melt Temperature: 260-270ºC (500-518ºF)


Aegis® nylon jacket compounds are UL QMTT2- and UL QMTM2-listed wiring components specifically designed for high-performance uses, including in:

  • Residential buildings
  • Commercial buildings
  • Plenum cables
  • Machine tools
  • Automobiles
  • Appliances


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density1.13g/cm3ASTM D-1505
Flexural Modulus (DAM, 23°C/73.4°F)419,022 (2,889)psi (MPa)ASTM D-790
Flexural Strength (DAM, 23°C/73.4°F)16,327 (113)psi (MPa)ASTM D-790
Melting Point220 (428)°C (°F)ASTM D-3418
Notched Izod Impact Strength0.97 (51.5)ft-lbs/in (J/m)ASTM D-256
Percent Elongation at Break (DAM, 23°C/73.4°F)48.5%ASTM D-638
Tensile Strength at Break (DAM, 23°C/73.4°F)11,589 (79.9)psi (MPa)ASTM D-638

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data


Aegis® nylon jacket compounds have been tested to meet ANSI/UL 1581 and ANSI/UL 83 standards, making them interchangeable with other nylon jacket compounds used for Type THHN, THWN and THWN-2 wire, SPT-1 cord, and Types TFN fixture wire and TFFN fixture wire.