Product description

Ultramid® D3EG10 FC Aqua SCHWARZ 23285 is applicable for plastic parts, where the approvals of material for drinking water contact and direct food contact is a mandatory requirement.
The product is approved according to
· 21 CFR FDA § 177.1500 "Nylon resins". and the coloration complies with 21 CFR FDA § 178.3297 "Colorants for polymers. (for repeated use applications only) The finished article may not be used in contact with alcohol.
· European Food Contact European Food Contact Commission Regulation (EU) 10/2011
· GMP (EC) n°2023/2006
and has the approvals for drinking water regulations of
· DVGW W270
· ACS (disclosure of ingredients)
· NSF (disclosure of ingredients)
For questions regarding the compliance with further regulations, and certificates, please contact your local BASF representative or Plastics Safety (E-Mail:, Fax +49 621-60-93253).

Physical form and storage
The product is supplied extensively dry in moisture-proof packaging in the form of cylindrical or flat pellets. Its bulk density is about 0,7g/cm³. Standard packs are the special 25kg bag and the 1000kg bulk container (octagonal IBC= intermediate bulk container made from corrugated board with a liner bag). Subject to agreement other forms of packaging and shipment in tankers by road or rail are also possible. All containers are tightly sealed and should be opened only immediately prior to processing. To ensure that the material delivered cannot absorb moisture from the air the containers must be stored in dry rooms and always carefully sealed again after portions of material have been withdrawn. The product can be kept indefinitely in the undamaged bags. Experience has shown that product supplied in IBCs can be stored for about 3 months without any adverse effects on processing properties due to moisture absorption. Containers stored in cold rooms should be allowed to equilibrate to normal temperature so that no condensation forms on the pellets.

Product safety
In case processing is done under conditions as recommended (cf. processing data sheet) melts are thermally stable and do not generate hazards by molecular degradation or the evolution of gases and vapors. Like all thermoplastic polymers the product decomposes on exposure to excessive thermal load, e.g. when it is overheated or as a result of cleaning by burning off. Further information is available from the safety data sheet.

The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed.
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Ultramid® D3EG10 FC Aqua bk 23285
Product Information

Typical values for uncoloured product at 23 °C1)
Polymer abbreviation Density
Viscosity number (0.5% in 96 % H2SO4) Water absorption, saturation in water at 23°C Moisture absorption, equilibrium 23°C/50% r.h.
Colour; black (bk), uncoloured (un), coloured (co), transparent (tr)

Test method
 - ISO 1183
ISO 307, 1157, 1628
similar to ISO 62 similar to ISO 62
kg/m³ cm³/g

PA-GF50 1580

Melting temperature, DSC
Melt temperature, injection moulding/extrusion Mould temperature, injection moulding Moulding shrinkage, constrained 3)
Molding shrinkage (parallel) Molding shrinkage (normal)

ISO 11357-1/-3 °C
- °C
- °C
- %
ISO 2577, 294-4 %
ISO 2577, 294-4 %
280 - 310
80 - 120

Mechanical properties
Tensile modulus Stress at break Strain at break
Tensile creep modulus, 1000 h, strain <= 0.5%, 23°C Flexural modulus
Flexural strength
Charpy unnotched impact strength (23°C) Charpy unnotched impact strength (-30°C) Charpy notched impact strength (23°C) Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)

ISO 527-1/-2 ISO 527-1/-2 ISO 527-1/-2 ISO 899-1
ISO 178
ISO 178  ISO 179/1eU ISO 179/1eU ISO 179/1eA ISO 179/1eA

MPa MPa MPa kJ/m² kJ/m² kJ/m² kJ/m²

dry / cond. 16000 / 16000
245 / 210
2.5 / 2.5
* / 10300
15700 / -
350 / -
95 / 85
90 / -
12 / 11
12 / -

Thermal properties
HDT A (1.80 MPa)
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion, longitudinal (23-55)°C Thermal conductivity
Specific heat capacity

ISO 75-1/-2 ISO 11359-1/-2 DIN 52612-1
°C E-6/K
W/(m K) J/(kg*K)