Nylon Film Modification

Pebax® 5513 is recommended as a nylon film modifer for improved flexibility and toughness.

Black and Clear Rolls of Nylon Film

Nylon Film Applications

For many decades, nylon films made from polyamide 6 or polyamide 6 6 have been useful for many reasons - including toughness, transparency and cost effectiveness. They have often been chosen as ideal candidates for heavy duty industrial applications where toughness and durability are of primary concern - especially where high barrier properties related to gas, fat and transmission of aroma are necessary. These applications typically require high resistance to impact puncture and pin holing.


However, these films have often faced serious challenges. Their inherent hygroscopic nature means they absorb atmospheric moisture and lose their dimensional stability. Also, their brittleness and high crystallinity sometimes lead to puncture, tearing and cracking. 

A Unique Modifier

Pebax® 5513 is a heavy duty thermoplastic elastomer that may be used to modify traditional nylon films. By adding this polymer to the nylon feedstock, film producers can achieve more puncture-resistant films with improved drawability. The result is a modified nylon film that may be used for a wide variety of industrial applications where stretching, drawing and vacuuming may be required without fear of rupture. 


Added to PA6, Pebax® HD 5513 SA 01 resin (Datasheet US/SI) enhances the properties of the resultant film, especially at low temperatures and low humidity content, at the same time maintaining the transparency of the film and improving its soft touch.


As each industrial application may be quite specific in its requirements, please contact an Arkema representative for detailed discussions and recommendations.

PEBAX® 5513 SA 01 Properties

Mechanical properties dry / cond Unit Test Standard
Tensile Modulus - / 180 MPa ISO 527-1/-2
Yield stress 14 / 13 MPa ISO 527-1/-2
Yield strain 32 / 30 % ISO 527-1/-2
Nominal strain at break >50 / >50 % ISO 527-1/-2
Charpy impact strength, +23°C - / N kJ/m² ISO 179/1eU
Charpy impact strength, -30°C - / N kJ/m² ISO 179/1eU
Charpy notched impact strength, +23°C - / N kJ/m² ISO 179/1eA
Charpy notched impact strength, -30°C - / 34 kJ/m² ISO 179/1eA
Thermal properties dry / cond Unit Test Standard
Melting temperature, 10°C/min 195 / * °C ISO 11357-1/-3
Vicat softening temperature, 50°C/h 50N 169 / * °C ISO 306
Other properties dry / cond Unit Test Standard
Water absorption 6.7 / * % Sim. to ISO 62
Humidity absorption 1.3 / * % Sim. to ISO 62
Density 1090 / 1090 kg/m³ ISO 1183
Test specimen production Value Unit Test Standard
Injection Molding, melt temperature 240 °C ISO 294
Injection Molding, mold temperature 30 °C ISO 10724
Mechanical properties (TPE) dry / cond Unit Test Standard
Shore D hardness, 15s 54 / * - ISO 868


Typical properties only. Not to be considered as specifications.

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