Nylon / Polyamide

American Made Plastic Sheets and Rods

AKA: Polyhexamethylene Adiptimide and Polycaprolactam (Cast)

Type 6, Type 6/6, Type 6/12

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**Why use Nylon:

  • Very Stiff Material – Great Wear Properties
  • Good Mechanical and Impact Properties
  • Self Lubricating & Abrasion Resistant
  • Many Varieties and formulations Available
  • Extremely Durable – Your Home Carpet and Your Much Household Rope are Great Examples

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*This materials is…

excellent wearing and very abrasion resistant. Introduced in 1938, and now one of the world’s most recognized plastic materials.  Inherently dimensionally stable makes for consistent finished parts. An extremely tough material used in numerous demanding applications (like Carpet fiber and common Rope). A very popular engineering and mechanical plastic for its exceptional physical properties.

  • Good Machining Properties
  • Low co-efficient of Friction
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Outstanding Chemical Resistance
  • Available with MoS2 (Molybdenum Disulfide – MD) fill for additional wear resistance
  • One of the most Durable and Toughest wearing materials made

This material is used frequently in a self lubricating bearing surface or slide type applications. Resistant to most common chemicals.  One of the most popular work horse materials of the mechanical plastics family. Used in Food Processing, Automotive, Fluid Handling, Electronics and Mining applications. Other brand or trade names for Type 6/6 and Type 6: Vekton®, Unipa®, Tecast®, Nyoil®, Tecamid®, Sustamid®, Capron®, Nylatron®, Ensilon®, and Zytel®.

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Applications – Frequently used in:

  • Wear and Slide machined parts
  • Replacement for wear metals like bronze and brass
  • Parts requiring extended wear life, light weight and ease of fabrication
  • Applications requiring outstanding chemical resistance
  • Parts needing up to 210ºF continuous use temperature
  • Custom formulations and grades, able to be cast to near-net-shape

    Nylon Polyamide MD Gear Cast On Metal

Materials Available As

Sheet:

.062″ (1/16″) – 6.0″ in Natural (Tan – Beige) and Black and MD in 24″ X 48″ and up to 48″ X 96″

Film:

.005″ – .062″ in 12″ wide in Natural (Tan – Beige), Black and MD (minimums may apply)

Rod:

.125″ – 10″ diameter in Natural (Tan – Beige) and Black up to 120″ lengths

Cast Type 6 Rod:

2.0″ – 26″ diameter in Natural (Tan – Beige) and Black up to 120″ lengths in some sizes

Cast Blocks and Discs: Use your imagination!

Discs – 2.0″ x 72″ diameter in Natural (Tan – Beige) and Black in thicknesses up to 14″

Blocks – Please give us a call. We have supplied huge blocks and large chunks.

Cast Tube (Tubular Bar): You read that right – tube.

2.0″ – 36″ OD with a huge variety of wall thicknesses. The lengths depend on the wall thickness, but generally up to 48″ long

Special Formulations:Nylon Massive Blocks, Huge Sheave, Near Net Shapes - Nylon - Polyamide

Glass Reinforced in various percentages of glass, Oil Filled, FDA approved Oil Filled, MD Filled, Blue, Type 6, Type 6/12. Custom sizes, formulations and colors. Massive and Near-Net Shapes on special request. Sizes up to 48″ X 96″ in most varieties. Give us a try, we can probably do what you need.


Typical Resin Properties:

General PropertyASTM TestTypical Value
Type 6/6
Typical Value
Type 6 Cast
Specific Gravity D7921.151.15
Tensile Strength YieldD63811,80012,220
Tensile ModulusD638470,000540,000
Izod Impact – NotchedD2561.00.8- 1.0
Hardness – RockwellD785M79,
R118
R115-120
Deflection Temp @ 264psiD648197200
Deflection Temp @ 66 psiD648450425
Melting PointD789492430
Co. Thermal ExpansionD6964.5X10-55.0X10-5
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These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

For excellent toughness, stiffness, and wear resistance, Nylon / Polyamide is an excellent choice.