Aegis® PIR-H135ZP resin from AdvanSix contains 100% post-industrial recycled (PIR) raw materials while providing the same top performance and processability as Aegis® H135ZP, its standard, non-recycled counterpart.

Aegis® PIR-H135ZP resin is a high-viscosity nylon 6 extrusion grade homopolymer for cast or blown film applications. It offers a combination of strength, toughness and thermoforming properties as well as excellent heat, chemical and abrasion resistance.

Polymer Name: Polyamide 6 (PA 6)

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

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Aegis® PIR-H135ZP is a high viscosity, nylon 6 extrusion grade homopolymer for cast and blown film applications.


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 or 455°F/1.0 kg)1.2g/10 minASTM D-1238
Melting Point220 (428)ºC (ºF)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
RV (at 96% Sulfuric Acid)3.75--
Viscosity (FAV)135-ASTM D-789
Molded Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flexural Modulus - MD* (at 73°F (22.7°C)2610MPaASTM D-790
Flexural Modulus - MD* (at 73°F (22.7°C)100MPaASTM D-790
Heat Deflection Temperature - MD* (at 73°F ( 23°C))55 (131)ºC (ºF)ASTM D-648
Notched Izod - MD* (at 73°F (23°C))60J/mASTM D-256
Tensile Modulus - MD* (at 73°F (23°C))2630MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Strength - MD* (at 73°F (23°C))80MPaASTM D-882
Yield Elongation - MD* (at 73°F (23°C), 0% RH)4.1%ASTM D-882
Mechanical Properties (Film)
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Elmendorf Tear Strength - MD* (at 23°C (73°F))860NASTM D-1922
Elmendorf Tear Strength - TD* (at 23°C (73°F))990NASTM D-1004
Elongation - MD* (at 23°C (73°F))330%ASTM D-882
Elongation - TD* (at 23°C (73°F))330%ASTM D-882
Graves Tear - MD* (at 73°F (23°C))2170NASTM D-1004
Graves Tear - TD* (at 73°F (23°C))2380NASTM D-882
Puncture Index - MD*(at 73°F (23°C))470gm/milASTM D-5478
Puncture Strength - MD* (at 73°F (23°C))1050gramsASTM D-5478
Tensile Modulus - MD* (at 73°F (23°C))660MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Modulus - TD* (at 73°F (23°C))640MPaASTM D-5478
Tensile Strength - MD* (at 73°F (23°C))90MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Strength - TD* (at 73°F (23°C))90MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Yield - MD* (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)30MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Yield - TD* (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)30MPaASTM D-882
Gas Barrier Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Carbon Dioxide Permeability (at 23°C (73°F), 0% RH)72.8 (4.6)cc.25μm/m²/day ( in²/day)-
Nitrogen Permeability14.0 (0.9)cc.25μm/m²/day ( in²/day)-
Oxygen Permeability40.3 (2.6)cc.25μm/m²/day ( in²/day)D-3958
Water Vapor Permeability (at 100°F (38°C), 100% RH )992 (64)gm.25μm/m²/day ( in²/day)F-1249
Moisture Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Moisture Contentmax. 0.08%ASTM D-6869

Aegis® PIR-H135ZP combines the strength, toughness and thermoforming of nylon 6 with excellent heat, chemical and abrasion resistance. It also meets the food contact materials requirements of US FDA regulation 21 CFR 177.1500 as well as EU Directive 2011/10/EC.


*Note: MD = Machine Direction and TD = Traverse Direction. Test samples obtained from 2-mil thick unoriented cast film.


Note for Mechanical Properties

Processing conditions for test specimens: melt temperature = 240ºC (464ºF); mold temperature = 80ºC (176ºF).

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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"


Storage & Handling

Processing Guidelines

Material Handling

Aegis® PIR-H135ZP 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.