Nylon 6 Natural

Cast nylon offers a combination of good mechanical properties, excellent bearing and wear characteristics, and the large-size capabilities of the casting process. Its fatigue resistance, noise damping ability, corrosion resistance, and lightweight make Cast Nylon ideal for metal replacement applications, such as bearings, gears, sheaves, and sprockets. At one-eighth the weight of bronze, cast 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 cast nylon commonly replaces because of its superior performance are laminated phenolic, elastomers, and wood. The excellent wear and abrasion resistance results in extended component life and lower maintenance costs. Various formulations are readily available in rod, plate, and tube. Non-standard shapes, such as rings, discs, and blocks can be economically produced in small quantities with short lead times. Custom parts can be cast-to-size or near-net-shape with relatively inexpensive tooling.


Natural, unfilled cast nylon is the most common variation of nylon delivering outstanding performance without additional lubricants or other additives as a general purpose bearing material. Natural cast nylon offers extremely good wear resistance, high tensile strength and high modulus of elasticity.

Product features

  • Water Absorption: 0.6%
  • Dielectric Strength: 500 volts per meter
  • Flammability Rating (UL94 Rating): NULL
  • Toughness (Rockwell Scale): R115
  • Izod Impact Strength: 0.7

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