Aegis® PIR-H135MP resin from AdvanSix contains 100% post-industrial recycled (PIR) raw materials while providing the same top performance and processability as Aegis® H135MP, its standard, non-recycled counterpart.

Aegis® PIR-H135MP is a lubricated and nucleated high viscosity, nylon 6 extrusion grade homopolymer for cast or blown film. It combines strength, toughness and exceptional thermoforming properties with excellent heat, chemical and abrasion resistance.

Polymer Name: Polyamide 6 (PA 6)

Additives Included: Lubricant (Unspecified), Nucleating Agent

Labeling Claims: Contains PIR Resin, Food Contact Acceptable, Recycled, Sustainable

Processing Methods: Blow Molding, Blown Film Extrusion, Extrusion, Film Extrusion, Thermoforming

Density: 1130.0 - 1130.0 kg/m³

Technical Data Sheet

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Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Properties

Physical Form
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)1.2g/10 minASTM D-1238
RV (at 96% Sulfuric Acid)3.75--
Viscosity FAV135-ASTM D-789
Molded Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flexural Modulus - MD (at 73°F (23°C)2690MPaASTM D-790
Flexural Strength - MD (at 73°F (23°C)100MPaASTM D-790
Heat Deflection Temperature - MD (at 73°F ( 23°C))57 (135)ºC (ºF)ASTM D-648
Notched Izod Impact (at 73°F (23°C))60J/mASTM D-256
Tensile Modulus - MD (at 73°F (23°C))3130MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Strength - MD (at 73°F (23°C))80MPaASTM D-882
Yield Elongation - MD (at 73°F (23°C), 0% RH)3.7%ASTM D-882
Mechanical Properties (Film)
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Elmendorf Tear Strength - MD (at 23°C (73°F))840NASTM D-1922
Elmendorf Tear Strength - TD (at 23°C (73°F))1140NASTM D-1922
Elongation - MD (at 23°C (73°F))350%ASTM D-882
Elongation - TD (at 23°C (73°F))360%ASTM D-882
Graves Tear - MD (at 73°F (23°C))2540NASTM D-1004
Graves Tear - TD (at 73°F (23°C))2230NASTM D-1004
Puncture Index - MD (at 73°F (23°C))480gm/milASTM D-5478
Puncture Strength - MD (at 73°F (23°C))940gramsASTM D-5478
Tensile Modulus - MD (at 73°F (23°C))640MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Modulus - TD (at 73°F (23°C))610MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Strength - MD (at 73°F (23°C))100MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Strength - TD (at 73°F (23°C))100MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Yield - MD (at 73°F (23°C))30MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Yield - TD (at 73°F (23°C))30MPaASTM D-882
Gas Barrier Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Carbon Dioxide Permeability (at 23°C (73°F), 0% RH)72.8cc/m²/day-
Nitrogen Permeability (at 73°F (23°C), 0% RH)14cc/m²/day-
Oxygen Permeability (at 73°F (23°C), 0% RH)40.3cc/m²/dayD-3958
Water Vapor Permeability (at 100°F (38°C), 100% RH )992gm-mil/m²/dayF-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
Note

MD = Machine Direction and TD = Traverse Direction

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.