Nylon

NYLON

Nylon is the common name for Polyamide and is the most common general purpose Bearing and Wear product in the Engineering Plastics family. Available in a variety of sizes and shapes due to the various processing options including casting and extrusion. Nylons are polymeric resins, formed by the condensation of dibasic organic acids with diamines into linear chains containing amide groups. They were developed in the classic researches for W.H. Carothers and introduced to the market in 1938 in the form of bristles and hosiery fibers.

Properties

Cast Nylon (Type 6) and Extruded Nylon (type 6/6) are the most common today. Cast Nylon can be poured into custom molds to make very large shapes. Extruded Nylons offer multitude of rod and sheet lengths and higher surface strength. It's higher moisture absorption rate than acetal (at saturation) can be a weakness in wet applications. In dry applications it typically outwears Acetal by a factor of 4 : 1. The common forms of nylon have fitted into their important and rapidly growing uses because of a unique combination of desirable properties. They are stiff, strong, tough, light, abrasion-resistant and self-extinguishing. They also possess a low coefficient of friction and are chemically and thermally resistant.

Applications

Nylon is more often used because of its combination of excellent properties than for any one single characteristic. For example, mechanical parts take advantage of this combination of properties and implemented in nylon gears and bushings used in household appliances, automobile speedometers, windshield wipers, etc.


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Sustamid 66 MoS2

SUSTAMID 66 is an extruded general purpose nylon (Polyamide 66). Nylon is one of the original engineering plastics and is still today the material of choice for many bearing and wear applications. Due to its unique combination of physical properties such as toughness, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and light weight, SUSTAMID 66 is regularly machined into parts to replace bronze, brass, steel and aluminum. SUSTAMID 66 MoS is enhanced with molybdenum 2 disulfide and provides a lower coefficient of friction and improved wear resistance. SUSTAMID 66 GF 30 is reinforced with 30% glass fibers and offers higher tensile strength, flexural strength and superior abrasion resistance.

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Sustamid 66 GF30

SUSTAMID 66 is an extruded general purpose nylon (Polyamide 66). Nylon is one of the original engineering plastics and is still today the material of choice for many bearing and wear applications. Due to its unique combination of physical properties such as toughness, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and light weight, SUSTAMID 66 is regularly machined into parts to replace bronze, brass, steel and aluminum. SUSTAMID 66 MoS is enhanced with molybdenum 2 disulfide and provides a lower coefficient of friction and improved wear resistance. SUSTAMID 66 GF 30 is reinforced with 30% glass fibers and offers higher tensile strength, flexural strength and superior abrasion resistance.

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Sustamid 66

SUSTAMID 66 is an extruded general purpose nylon (Polyamide 66). Nylon is one of the original engineering plastics and is still today the material of choice for many bearing and wear applications. Due to its unique combination of physical properties such as toughness, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and light weight, SUSTAMID 66 is regularly machined into parts to replace bronze, brass, steel and aluminum. SUSTAMID 66 MoS is enhanced with molybdenum 2 disulfide and provides a lower coefficient of friction and improved wear resistance. SUSTAMID 66 GF 30 is reinforced with 30% glass fibers and offers higher tensile strength, flexural strength and superior abrasion resistance.

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Nylatron® GS PA66

Product Overview

  • Good mechanical and electrical properties
  • Ideal balance of strength and toughness
  • Extruded as finished parts and near net shapes (nylon 6)

 

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Hydlar Z - Aramid (Kevlar®) Fiber Filled

HYDLAR® is applicable to a wide variety of industrial applications where high strength, extreme wear resistance and low abrasiveness are required.Typical applications would be wear strips, bearings, bushings, rollers, gears and wherever wear and abrasion resistant materials are required.

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Quadrant EPP Nylatron® GF30, Type 66

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Nylon 101

Nylon 101 is an extruded form of polyamide, offering rigidity, strength, wear resistance, and heat resistance to 210°F. It is commonly used in both structural and general-purpose bearing and wear applications. This material is available in natural and black. The natural material is compliant with FDA, USDA, NST, and 3A-Dairy regulations.

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Tecamid 66 - Extruded Nylon 66

Nylon was the first engineering resin. It has been used in applications ranging from electronic, marine, and automotive industries to fibers used to make carpet. Nylon has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties. It has very good temperature, chemical, and impact properties. However, nylon's one weakness is a propensity to absorb moisture and thus have poor dimensional stability.

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Tecamid MDS - Molybdenum Disulfide Filled (MDS)

Nylon is one of the most widely used and versatile thermoplastic resins. Its combination of physical properties versus its price makes it a favorite choice for numerous applications. Nylon has a consistent history of replacing other materials including: metal, brass, bronze, aluminum, and rubber. In replacing metal gears in machinery, nylon can be advantageous because of its ability to reduce noise, use less lubrication and increase gear life. TECAMID™MDS is an extruded "moly" filled nylon 6/6, which is gray in color. The addition of particles of molybdenum disulfide enhances the surface lubricity and wear resistance over unfilled nylon. In applications requiring high lubricity, this material may be a good candidate. In addition to the greater lubricity there are many additional property enhancementsthat occur.

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Tecamid HS - Heat Stabilized

Nylon was the first engineering resin. It has been used in applications ranging from electronic, marine, and automotive industries to fibers used to make carpet. Nylon has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties. It has very good temperature, chemical, and impact properties. However, nylon's one weakness is a propensity to absorb moisture and thus have poor dimensional stability.

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