Nylon 6/6 Extruded
Nylon was the first engineering resin. It has been used in applications ranging from electronic, marine, and automotive industries to fibers used to make carpet. Nylon has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties. It has very good temperature, chemical, and impact properties. However, nylon’s one weakness is a propensity to absorb moisture and thus have poor dimensional stability.
Extruded nylon, available in a variety of grades, offers a combination of good mechanical properties, excellent bearing and wear characteristics. Its fatigue resistance, noise damping ability, corrosion resistance, and lightweight make extruded nylon ideal for metal replacement applications, such as bearings, gears, sheaves, and sprockets. At one-eighth the weight of bronze, extruded nylon is easier to handle and maintain than metals such as iron, aluminum, brass, and bronze, which it typically replaces in industrial wear applications.
Other materials that extruded nylon commonly replaces because of its superior performance are laminated phenolic, elastomers, and wood. Extruded nylon has excellent wear and abrasion resistance, resulting in extended component life and lower maintenance cost. Its formulations are readily available in rod, plate, and tube.
- Water Absorption: 1.2%
- Dielectric Strength: 350 volts per meter
- Flammability Rating (UL94 Rating): V-2
- Toughness (Rockwell Scale): M90
- Izod Impact Strength: 1.1