Nylon

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Overview
Performance Characteristics
Typical Applications
Typical Properties
Overview
NYLON is a strong, stiff engineering plastic with outstanding bearing and wear properties. Nylon is frequently used to replace metal bearings and bushings often eliminating the need for external lubrication.

Other benefits that nylon offers include:

  • Reduction in part weight
  • Less operating noise
  • Decreased wear on mating parts

Specialty Formulations


MOS2, Oil-Filled, Heat Stabilized, and Glass-Filled Nylon


Nylon is available in a variety of specialty formulations. Molybdenum disulphide-filled (MOS2 filled) and oil-filled nylons have enhanced wear properties, while heat stabilized nylon will withstand higher operating temperatures. For enhanced strength and stiffness, nylon is also available in glass-filled grades.

NYMETAL™

In power transmission applications, NYMETAL™ billets made with nylon and a variety of metal cores combine the performance advantages of nylon and metal into one cohesive unit.

Nylon billets with metal cores can be manufactured into many different components including:

  • Gears
  • Rollers
  • Sprockets
  • Augers

Nylon Standard Sizes

EXTRUDED SHEET 24"x48" (0.03"-2.0" thick)
48"x96" (0.125"-0.5" thick)
48"x120" (0.125"-0.5" thick)
EXTRUDED ROD diameter 0.25"-6.0"
CAST SHEET 24"x48" (0.25"-4.0" thick)
48"x96" (0.25"-4.0" thick)
CAST ROD diameter 1.0"-12.0"
CAST TUBE diameter 2.0"-40.0"

  • Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size and by manufacturer
  • Custom sizes and colors available upon request
  • Many of our plastic materials are available as films with thicknesses of 0.029" or less

Nylon Grades

  • Enhanced bearing and wear
  • FDA compliant
  • Glass-filled

NOTE: Several grades of nylon are available. For additional information on nylon plastic materials, contact your local Curbell Plastics representative or call Curbell at 1-888-287-2355.
Performance Characteristics
  • Excellent bearing and wear properties
  • Strong and stiff
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Easy to machine
  • Reduced noise, weight, and wear of mating parts compared with many traditional metal bearing materials
  • Nylon billets with metal cores available
  • Internally lubricated grades often eliminate the need for external lubrication in many bearing and wear applications
Typical Applications
  • Bearings and bushings
  • Gears
  • Wear pads
  • Packaging machinery components
  • Food processing machinery components
  • Wheels
  • Rollers
  • Seals and gaskets
Typical Properties
UNITS ASTM TEST EXTRUDED NYLON 6/6 CAST
NYLON 6
MD-FILLED CAST NYLON 6 OIL-FILLED CAST NYLON 6 HEAT STABALIZED CAST NYLON 6
Tensile strength psi D-638 12,400 10,000-13,500 10,000-14,000 9,500-11,000 12,000-13,500
Flexural modulus psi D-790 410,000 420,000-500,000 400,000-500,000 375,000-475,000 420,000-500,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D-256 1.2 0.7-0.9 - 1.4-1.8 0.7-0.9
Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi °F D-648 194 200-400 200-470 200-400 200-430
Maximum continuous service temperature in air °F 210 230 - 230 250
Water absorption (immersion 24 hours) % D-570 1.20 0.60-1.20 0.05-1.40 0.50-0.60 0.50-0.60
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion in/in/°Fx10-5 D-696 4.5 5.0 - 5.0 5.0
Coefficient of linear friction (dynamic) 0.28 0.22 0.30 0.12 -
Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.
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