What is Oilon PV80
We have recently received a question from a client on an old product called Oilon PV80. This was one of the first attempts to make a plastic ‘slicker’, and they achieved this by adding an oil agent to Acetal resin. It failed miserably due to the oil agent not blending well with the Acetal base resin. The product had vastly uneven oil content throughout the extrusion.
Don’t let this failure sway you away from Acetal products, as they are excellent machining and wear resistant materials, Acetal just doesn’t take well to the blending with oil. The Dupont Delrin Acetal resin does blend well with Teflon, and that is the very popular Delrin AF product line, which is a Teflon Filled Dupont Delrin resin. The Delrin AF comes in 2 main versions, one is a Teflon Fiber Filled Delrin resin, and the other is a Teflon Powder Filled Delrin resin.
Since the original attempts with Oilon PV80 our factories have figured it out, and they now use Nylon as a base. The Oil Filled Nylons have made a widely accepted success providing excellent performance and longevity. With a few different versions, this product line works extremely well in OEM, Manufacturing and many Food Processing applications. Check out this and other Nylon varieties on the Nylon page. Look in the upper right corner for the variety of material you are interested in.
Nylon provides the best of all worlds when it comes to filled wear resistant materials. It is a rigid material with natural wear resistance. In addition, Nylon can be cast with a variety of fillers and additives (ie. Oil, Glass, Pigments, Graphite, etc.) that extend and improve many properties – and they are equally dispersed through out the material. The Nylon is superior in this blending process, whereas the Oilon PV80 did not blend well at all. Cast Nylon also is available in a huge range of sizes and shapes.
Also, let us know if you want more info on the old, antiquated and abandoned materials of old. Most of those old materials have been replaced by superior performance materials. While Nylon has been a staple for many years, the casting process has been perfected and is made in huge range of sizes and grades.
Take a step up to one of the high tech grades of Nylon.