Nylon

Nylon is a strong, stiff engineering plastic with outstanding bearing and wear properties. Nylon is frequently used to replace metal bearings and bushings often eliminating the need for external lubrication. Other benefits include a reduction in part weight, less operating noise, and decreased wear on mating parts.

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Strength/Durability

Nylon is exceptionally strong, relatively resistant to abrasion and moisture absorptivity, long-lasting, resistant to chemicals, elastic, and easy to wash. Nylon is often used as a substitute for low-strength metals. It is the plastic of choice for components in the engine compartment of vehicles because of its strength, temperature resilience, and chemical compatibility.

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Common Uses

  • Clothing
  • Reinforcement in rubber material like car tires
  • Rope or thread
  • Injection molded parts
  • Vehicles and mechanical equipment

Maintenance

Nylon fibers are exceptionally strong, elastic, and abrasion resistant. They are also very easy to wash, while producing smooth and long lasting fabrics.

Nylon Rods

Nylon was the first engineering resin and has been used in applications ranging from electronic, marine, and automotive industries to fibers used to make carpet. Nylon rod has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties. Nylon has very good temperature, chemical, and impact properties.

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It offers low thermal conductivity, as well as important features such a chemical and abrasion resistance. This shape of nylon is used to make a myriad of products and parts for the aerospace, paper, textile, electronics, construction, mining, and food material handling industries.

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Nylon Tubes

Nylon tubing is a unique kind of tubing made from polyamide resin. This material is known for its outstanding chemical, abrasion, impact, and moisture resistance and dimensional stability. Nylon tubing is used in industries ranging from pneumatics, food processing to auto manufacturing and robotics

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It offers low thermal conductivity, as well as important features such a chemical and abrasion resistance. This shape of nylon is used to make a myriad of products and parts for the aerospace, paper, textile, electronics, construction, mining, and food material handling industries.

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Nylon Sheets

Not the rope.

Wear-resistant nylon sheets and bars are made with a strong and stiff engineering-grade plastic with bearing and wear properties. Molybdenum disulphide-filled (MOS2) and oil-filled nylons have enhanced wear properties that eliminate the need for external lubrication.

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Nylon plastic is a very sturdy material. It also has very high wear and abrasion resistance. Combine this with its high tensile and compressive strength and the fact it's fire-retardant, and you've got one of the most durable plastics in the market.

The physical properties of nylon include exceptional strength as well as abrasion and chemical resistance. It has a high melting temperature, making it an ideal substitute for metals in high temperature applications. Nylon is commonly used for automotive parts, machine screws, brushings & gears, and electrical connectors.

Types of Nylon

Six or six.

There are many types of nylon, typically described by numbers like 6, 6/6, etc. These numbers refer to the number of methyl groups on each side of the nitrogen atoms in their molecular structures. Nylon plastic sheets, rods, and tubes are typically made from Nylon 6 and Nylon 6/6.

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Nylon 6 is a cast material that has a slightly lower continuous service temperature rating than Nylon 6/6 but can endure a higher combination of load and speed in bearing applications (commonly displayed by a PV rating). Nylon 6 has all of the core characteristics of any nylon polymer, including stiffness, toughness, excellent mechanical dampening, and great insulation qualities. Cast nylon has the highest rate of absorption of all the PA formulations and therefore may not be the best choice in wet environments. It can be easily enhanced with additives like glass fiber and other compounds and is most often less expensive than Nylon 6/6.

Nylon 6/6 shares many of the same characteristics as other nylon polymers, including Nylon 6. The significant differences between the two come down to how stiff and durable they are. Nylon 6/6 stands apart from Nylon 6 in a few major ways that you should consider when it comes to purchasing material for your project; Nylon 6/6 has a continuous service temperature of 210°F, slightly higher than Nylon 6 at 200°F. Chemical Resistance. Nylon 6/6 is more resistant to acids than Nylon 6, making it better suited for hazardous projects because it can withstand exposure to harsh chemicals.

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  • Nylon Cast Type 6 Round Rod

    Nylon Cast Type 6 Round Rod

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    Nylon 6 Rod Description Nylon is a strong, stiff engineering plastic with outstanding bearing and wear properties. Nylon is frequently used to replace metal bearings and bushings often eliminating the need for external lubrication. Other benefits include...
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  • Nylon Extruded Type 6/6 Round Rod

    Nylon Extruded Type 6/6 Round Rod

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    Nylon 6/6 Rod Description Nylon is a strong, stiff engineering plastic with outstanding bearing and wear properties. Nylon is frequently used to replace metal bearings and bushings often eliminating the need for external lubrication. Other benefits...
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