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EcoPaXX® Q170E

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by DSM
EcoPaXX® Q170E by DSM is a non-reinforced, medium viscosity, long chain polyamide 4-10 (PA 4-10) grade. Exhibits low moisture absorption, very high melting point and high crystallization rate. It is made from tropical castor beans and contains 70% bio-based content. Shows high performance and excellent chemical resistance. It can be processed by film extrusion and injection molding. Suitable for use in filaments. EcoPaXX® Q170E is certified 100% carbon neutral from cradle to gate and conforms to REACH regulation.
Product Type
PA (Polyamide, Nylon) > PA 4-10 (Nylon 4-10)
Product Status
Geographical Availability
Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Injection molding - thermoplastics
  • Extrusion
Bio Based
Bio Based Content (%)
70%, castor beans
Labels/Agency Rating
Key Features
  • Chemical resistance, Good
  • Crystalinity, High
  • Moisture Absorption, Low
  • Unfilled
  • Viscosity, Medium

EcoPaXX® Q170E Properties

Mechanical Properties

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
3000 MPa
( )
ISO 527-1/-2
Tensile Strain
20 %
(at Break)
ISO 527-1/-2
Tensile Strain
4.5 %
(at Yield)
ISO 527-1/-2

EcoPaXX® Q170E Processing Guidelines

Injection Molding Properties

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Suggested Max Moisture
< 0.18 %wt
Suggested Max Moisture
< 0.15 %wt
Dew Point (de-humidified driers)
-30 - -40 °C

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