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Nylon, one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics, is an extremely versatile engineering plastic. An excellent combination of mechanical performance (toughness, low coefficient of friction, and good abrasion resistance) and cost make Nylon an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber.

Cast Nylon 6 (polycaprolactam) exhibits all the properties that generally make nylon a superior engineering material: high strength, low friction and wear resistance. Because of the casting process, part size and thickness are almost unlimited without degradation of the material’s internal structure. Cast Nylon 6 provides one of the largest array of sizes and custom shapes of any thermoplastic.

MoS2 Filled: Finely divided particles molybdenum disulfide are evenly dispersed throughout the nylon material during polymerization. Molybdenum disulfide particles act as a dry lubricant; thus the addition during polymerization enhances nylon’s already load bearing and wear capabilities while maintaining its impact strength and toughness. With a lower coefficient of linear thermal expansion than nylon 6/6, Moly-filled nylon provides a degree of self-lubrication suited to applications where external lubrication is impractical, contaminating, or difficult to maintain leading to an improvement in wear. This, combined with lower water absorption extends the range of applications that MoS2-filled nylon has over regular cast nylon 6.

Moly + Oil Filled (Blue) improves both load bearing and frictional characteristics. excels in higher pressures and at low speeds. It is Dark Blue-Gray in color. Heat Stablized offers long-term thermal stability Large parts with improved load bearing capability while heat stabilized nylon will withstand higher operating temperatures.

Contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative who can help you choose the correct material to meet the needs of your application.

Brand Names

  • Nylatron® GSM
  • Sustamid® 6G MO
  • Unipa® MLD
  • Vekton® 6P AM

Emco Industrial Plastics doesn’t claim to represent all of the manufacturers or trade name products listed. This list is intended as a guide of typical materials available for purchase from Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc. For additional information, contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative by filling out the form below.

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At a Glance

Generic Name
Polyamide

Available In
Sheet, Rod, Tube

Certifications
FDA Compliant, MIL-P-19904

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Technical Information

Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages Grades

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet 3/16″ – 4″ TH Black
Rod 2″ – 12″ DIA Black
Tube 2″ OD – 18″OD

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Properties

Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density lb/in3 D792 0.042
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % D570 0.3
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength psi D638 10000
Tensile Modulus psi D638 400000
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 30
Flexural Strength psi D790 16000
Flexural Modulus psi 400000 400000
Compressive Strength psi D695 140000
Compressive Modulus psi D695 400000
Hardness, Rockwell R D785 110
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256 0.5
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (x 10-5 in./in./°F) D256 3.5
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 200
Melting Temperature °F D3418 420
Max Operating Temp °F 200
Flammability Rating UL94 HB
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Dielectric Strength V/mil D149 400
Dielectric Constant D150 3.7
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH ohm-cm D257 >1013
NOTE: The property values presented above are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.

Applications

  • Machine parts
  • Bearings, bushings, gears
  • Valve Seats and Wear Surfaces
  • Rollers
  • Guides

Advantages

  • Good electrical insulator
  • High chemical resistance
  • Good wear and abrasion resistance
  • Easily fabricated into precision parts using standard metalworking equipment
  • USDA and FDA compliant (natural only)
  • Vibration and peening resistance

Grades

  • Cast (Type 6), Unfilled
  • Cast (Type 6), Unfilled, Heat Stabilized
  • Cast (Type 6), Oil Filled
  • Cast (Type 6), Moly Filled
  • Cast (Type 6), Glass Filled
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