Tarnamid® (PA6)

Tarnamid<sup>®</sup> (PA6)
Tarnamid® (PA6) - natural, coloured and modified polyamide.

Trade name: Tarnamid®  
Chemical name: polyamide 6/PA6
Common name: polyamide 6/PA6
Classification: EKD – 24.16.Z
PKWiU – 24.16.54-50.00

Unit: Grupa Azoty S.A.

Product description

Tarnamid® (PA6) is a high quality thermoplastic engineering plastic in the form of granulate for injection moulding and extrusion made by polycondensation of ε-caprolactam


  • high mechanical strength, rigidity and hardness,
  • high impact strength,
  • high vibration dampening capacity,
  • high chemical resistance, especially to organic solvents, oils, lubricants and fuels 
  • high chemical and thermal resistance – operating temperature range between -60°C and +150°C,
  • good fatigue strength,
  • good electro-insulating and optical properties,
  • very good sliding properties, abrasion and scratch resistance, low coefficient of friction,
  • significant moisture absorption influencing mechanical and electrical properties 
  • self-extinguishing properties.
  • suitable for the production of items which come in contact with food (grades certified by PZH and conforming to European Union Directive nr 2002/72/WE requirements incl. all amendments).

Application and use

Tarnamid®, owing to its properties, is widely applicable in a variety of areas:
  • in the automotive industry – engine bay parts, interior and exterior vehicle accessories as well as the electric circuits, tie shielding,
  • in electrical engineering – distribution boxes, plugs, couplings, sockets, switches,
  • in machine construction – machine parts,
  • in construction, furniture industry – furniture parts, screws, pegs, chair parts, castors, handles, knobs,
  • in sporting goods manufacturing – fishing equipment, fishing lines, parts for skis, snowboards, rollerblades, helmets, bicycles,
  • in household appliances – parts for refrigerators, freezers, driers, washing machines, kitchen appliances, driers, drill parts and more,
  • in packaging, especially in the food industry – monolayer and multilayer film,
  • for production of semi-finished goods, like: plates, rods, hollows, profiles
  • for production of fibres, bristles, thread
  • for production of carpet fibres
  • for production of small diameter pressure tubing and Peschel tubing.

Packing and transport

Tarnamid® can be packed into following packaging:
  • 25kg (net) of granulate into multilayer bags, 1000-1200 kg (net) per each pallet 1000mm x 1200mm;
  • 1000kg (net) into big bags or octabins on pallets 1140mm x 1140mm;
  • in bulk, directly into tank trucks in nitrogen atmosphere;
  • into liner placed in 20 or 30 ft container in nitrogen atmosphere,
  • other kind of packaging agreed with customer.

Tarnamid® in big bags, octabins and bags should be transported in covered means of transport. Transport conditions should protect packaging from damage, moisture and impurities.
Transport of Tarnamid® in bulk in tank trucks and containers is made in nitrogen atmosphere.
Caution: Nitrogen has suffocative properties!

Tarnamid® is not hazardous acc. to ADR, RID and IMDG regulations.


Tarnamid® should be stored in closed original packaging of the producer in the storage-rooms, where preferred temperature is 10 ÷ 30°C and relative humidity maximum 65% at a distance of not less than 1m from the heating devices.
Tarnamid® transported in tank trucks and containers, directly after unloading should be stored in hermetic tanks in nitrogen or in air atmosphere, with humidity not higher than dew point minus 15°C.
The bags with granulate should be transferred from the cold storage room into the warm workshop about 24 hrs before the material is to be used, to balance the temperatures and prevent moisture condensation.

Service and support

Striving to provide the highest standard of customer service, Azoty Tarnów offers professional support for as part of customer service for plastics consumers.

Service includes:
  • conducting R&D work in the field of caprolactam and plastics in order to improve the quality of products and processes, developing new quality, technological and application solutions, 
  • developing new grades of plastics,
  • managing product development in terms of quality and cost,
  • manufacturing pilot runs of new and improved products for testing by potential customers,
  • improving the quality of plastics based on new technological solutions and customers' comments and opinions,
  • technological support for customers during new plastics' implementation,
  • developing technical information about products and their application potential,
  • training, technical support, certification support,
  • conducting new project development with the customer,
  • technological support for clients in the event of processing and application problems with the supplied material
  • participation in determining the validity of and reasons for complaints, according to the process regulated by Azoty Tarnów's PJ-806 "Customer Complaints" procedure,
  • plastic quality control according to customer requirements,
  • additional testing required by the client and not included in the technical questionnaires,
  • testing and certification of plastics according to customer requirements as well as the relevant regulations and directives at domestic and foreign institutions,
  • quality compliance declarations in accordance with the relevant regulations, directives and requirements: REACH, contact with food and potable water, testing for banned substances,
  • analysis of non-standard customer enquiries,
  • analysis of customers' technical specifications and quality standards.


Tech support: Plastics Business Unit

phone +48 14 637 29 04, +48 14 637 35 81

fax +48 14 637 28 01

Sales information: Plastics Business Unit

phone +48 14 637 33 10

fax +48 14 637 33 28



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