Nylon

Nylon is used in engineering and industrial applications because of its toughness, low coefficient of friction and good wear characteristics. Nylon can be formulated to improve load-bearing capabilities and reduce the need for additional lubrication. It also has good mechanical properties and is available in FDA compliant formulations.

Applications
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Wear Pads
  • Sheaves
  • Gears
  • Nozzles
  • Wheels and Rollers
  • Material Handling
  • Food Processing
  • Conveyor Components
  • Sprockets
  • Star Wheels

Benefits

  • Ideal replacement for bronze bearings or bushings.
  • Capable of reducing friction due to internal lubricants.
  • Available in heat-stabilized and FDA-compliant varieties.
  • Lighter weight than most metals.
  • Nylon Sheets – Thicknesses from 0.031" to 6"; widths from 24" to 48"; and length, depending type, on from 48" to 120".
  • Nylon Rods – Diameters from 0.062" to 38", depending on type.
  • Nylon Tubular Bars – Outer diameters (OD) from 2" to 80". Contact us for specific inner diameter (ID) dimensions.

Our standard nylon formulations are also available with lubricants molded or extruded into the product to enhance performance characteristics and to eliminate the need for additional lubrication.

Nylon/Polyamide (PA) Tech Sheet

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