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Materials

Thermoplastics

Nylon is a popular choice for fabricated plastic parts

Nylon

  • Mechanical stability and hardness
  • High impact resistance
  • High mechanical damping properties
  • Good fatigue resistance
  • High wear resistance under heavy loads
  • FDA approved

Characteristics

Nylon is a tough thermoplastic with outstanding wear properties. Nylon is easy to machine and has high abrasion and impact resistance. It has excellent tensile and compressive strength and is an excellent electrical insulator.

There are many variations available with additives that enhance properties such as plasticizers to improve impact strength, lubricants to reduce the coefficient of friction and anti-oxidizers to improve operating temperature range.

Nylon should not be used in high-humidity or underwater applications.

Applications

  • Automotive components
  • Industrial equipment
  • Business machines
  • Rollers, wheels, gears and wear pads
  • Sheaves and bearings
  • Nozzles and sprockets
  • Manifolds
  • Housings

Questions?

Our application engineers can help. With decades of experience in plastic material selection, we'll help you choose the optimal plastic for your application and budget.

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