Plastic Cable Carrier Material Properties

The standard material of impact modified, glass-reinforced plastic offers durability and high speed capability. Most carriers are also available in specialty materials for challenging applications with diverse demands, such as extremely low wear, severe temperatures and environments, unique chemical resistance, specialty flammability ratings and explosion proof-requirements.

• Standard Color: Black
• Admissible Operating Temperatures: -40° F to +250° F (-40° C to +121° C)
• Short Term Temperature Limit: +392°F (+200°C)

Nylatrac & Nylatube Material Properties

Property Test Method Units ENGLISH METRIC
Mechanical Property
Tensile Strength at Yield D 638 PSI (Mpa) 26,227 -181
Tensile Elongation at Yield D 638 % 3 -3
Flexural Strength D 790 PSI (Mpa) 40,600 -280
Flexural Modulus D 790 PSI (Mpa) 1,204,000 -8,295
Impact Strength, Notched Izod D 256 ft-lb/in (J/m) 3 -160
Flammability
UL94 Flame Class (0.059″ thickness) UL 94 HB (HB) 94 -94
Electrical Property
Surface Resistivity IEC 60093 ohm 1.0E + 14 (1.0E + 14)
Volume Resistivity IEC 60093 ohm-in (ohm-m) 3.9E + 14 (1.0E + 13)
General Physical Properties
Specific Gravity D 792 1.36 -1.36
Density D 792 lb/cu in (kg/cu m) 0.049 -1,356
Specific Volume D 792 cu in/lb (cu m/kg) 20.4 (7.4E -4)
Melting Point D 789 °F (°C) 500 -260
Equilibrium Moisture (73°F) @ 50% RH % 2.1 -2.1
Saturation Moisture % 7 -7

Chemical Resistance

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Chemical Resistance of Durethan® Polyamide Resins

Ratings: +Resistant   o Limited Resistance     – Not Resistant

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all data were determined at 73°F (23°C).

Durethan® is a registered trademark of LANXESS Corporation.

Media Rating
Acetic Acid, 5% o
Acetic Acid, 30%
Acetone +
Ammonia, 10% +
Ammonia, Concentrated +
Ammonium Nitrate, Saturated Solution +
Ammonium Sulfate, Saturated Solution +
Amyl Acetate +
Aniline o
Basic Chrome Sulfate, Concentrated +
Baysilone® Fluid M 1000 +
Beer (lager) at 32°F +
Benzene +
Benzyl Alcohol, 100%
Benzyl Benzoate, 100% o
Blood (ox blood) at 35°F +
Borax*, Saturated Solution +
Brake Fluid, AT +
Brandy, Commercial +
Butane Gas +
Butanol, 100% +
Butyric Acid, Concentrated o
Calcium Chloride, Saturated Solution in Water +
Calcium Hydroxide (suspension), 30% +
Calcium Soap Fat, Pure +
Camphor Oil, 100% +
Carbon Dioxide +
Carbon Disulfide +
Carbon Tetrachloride +
Caustic Soda Solution, 10% +
Caustic Soda Solution, Concentrated +
Chlorine Gas, Dry – Chlorobenzene +
Chloroform o
Citric Acid, 10% +
Coal Gas +
Copper Sulfate, Saturated Solution +
Cyclohexanol +
Cyclohexanone +
Dibutyl Phthalate +
Diesel Oil  +
Dinonyl Phthalate +
Dioctyl Phthalate +
Ether +
Ethyl Acetate +
Ethyl Alcohol +
Ethylene Chloride +
Ethylene Glycol +
Ferric Chloride, Saturated Solution (neutral) +
Fish Liver Oil +

*Borax is a registered trademark of U.S. Borax Inc.

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Chemical Resistance of Durethan® Polyamide Resins

Ratings: +Resistant   o Limited Resistance     – Not Resistant

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all data were determined at 73°F (23°C).

Durethan® is a registered trademark of LANXESS Corporation.

Media Rating
Formaldehyde, 10% in Water +
Formic Acid, 30%
Formic Acid, Concentrated
Freon** 11/12 Refrigerant (1/1), Under Pressure at 73°F +
Fuel Oil, Heavy +
Fuel Oil, Light +
Fuel Oil, Medium +
Gasohol o
Gasoline +
Glycerol +
Glycol +
Grapefruit Juice, Unsweetened at 35°F +
Hydrochloric Acid, 1%
Hydrochloric Acid, 10%
Hydrochloric Acid, Concentrated
Hydrofluoric Acid, 40%
Hydrogen Chloride Gas
Hydrogen Peroxide, 10%
Hydrogen Peroxide, 30%
Hydrogen Sulfide +
Iodine, Tincture, Commercial
Isopropyl Alcohol +
Jet Fuel, 1P4 +
Lactic Acid, 10% in Water +
Laundry Soap Solution, 1% in Water at 158°F +
Margarine +
Menthol, 90% in Denatured Alcohol +
Mesamoll PVC Plasticizer +
Metasystox*** Insecticide, 0.5% in Water +
Metasystox*** Insecticide, Concentrated +
Methyl Alcohol, Pure o
Methyl Amine, 30% in Water +
Methylene Chloride o
Milk, Whole +
Mineral Water, Commercial +
Naphthene Basic Oil (lubricant) +
Nekal**** BX Wetting Agent, 2% in Water +
Nitric Acid, 1%
Nitric Acid, 50%
Oleic Acid, Commercial +
Oxalic Acid, 10% in Water o
Oxygen (3 bar)
Ozone (at 2 x 10-6 parts ozone to 1 part air)
Paraffin Basic Oil (lubricant) +
Perchloric Acid, 10% in Water
Petroleum Ether +
Petroleum Spirit (for dry cleaning), bp 212° – 284°F +
Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol, 100% o
Phosphoric Acid, 10% o

**Freon is a registered trademark of E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co.

***Metasystox is a registered trademark of Chemagro Corporation.

****Nekal is a registered trademark of I.G. Farbenindustrie\Aktiengesellschaft.

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Chemical Resistance of Durethan® Polyamide Resins

Ratings: +Resistant   o Limited Resistance     – Not Resistant

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all data were determined at 73°F (23°C).

Durethan® is a registered trademark of LANXESS Corporation.

Media Rating
Phosphoric Acid, 30%
Potassium Carbonate (potash), Saturated Solution +
Potassium Cyanide, Saturated Solution +
Potassium Dichromate, Saturated Solution o
Potassium Hexacyanoferrate (III), Saturated Solution +
Potassium Metabisulfite, 40 g/l in Water +
Potassium Perchlorate, 2% in Water o
Potassium Permanganate, 10% in Water
Propane Gas +
Propyl Alcohol +
Rapeseed Oil +
Raspberry Juice (sweetened), Commercial +
Sea Water +
Silicofluoric Acid, 30%
Silver Nitrate, 10% +
Sodium Bicarbonate (soda), Saturated Solution +
Sodium Chloride (table salt), Saturated Solution +
Sodium Hypochlorite
Sodium Soap Fat +
Sodium Sulfide, Saturated Solution +
Sodium Thiosulfate (fixing bath), 200 g/l +
Soil Bacterial Culture (anaerobic) +
Soil Mildew +
Spinning Bath Acid
Stannous Chloride, Saturated Solution
Sugar Beet Syrup +
Sugar Solution, Saturated +
Sulfur Dioxide, Dry, Saturated Atmosphere +
Sulfuric Acid, 10%
Sulfuric Acid, 30%
Sulfurous Acid, 10% o
Tallow, Beef, Commercial +
Tartaric Acid, 10% in Water +
Tetraethyl Lead, 5% in Aliphatic Hydrocarbons,
bp 212° – 284°F +
Thionyl Chloride, 100%
Toluene +
Trichloroethyl Phosphate
Trichloroethylene +
Tricresyl Phosphate (low ortho content) +
Triethanolamine o
Urea, Saturated Solution +
Urine +
Vinyl Chloride, Under Pressure at Room Temperature +
Water (distilled) at 68°F +
Water (distilled) at 158°F +
Water (distilled) at 194°F +
Wine, Commercial +
Wood Turpentine, bp 302° – 338°F +

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