Nylon Index

Nylon’s toughness, low coefficient of friction and good abrasion resistance make nylon rod, nylon sheet and nylon tube an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber - it weighs only 1/7th as much as bronze.

Using nylon rod, nylon sheet and nylon tube reduces lubrication requirements, eliminates galling, corrosion and pilferage problems, and improves wear resistance and sound dampening characteristics.

Nylon rod, nylon sheet and nylon tube has a proven record of outstanding service in a multitude of parts for such diverse fields as paper, textiles, electronics, metalworking,
mining, aircraft, food and material handling.

Nylon sheet is also an ideal material choice when manufacturing thermal breaks for use in construction projects as a thermal insulator (break) between steels. For more information about our thermal break cutting service please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Main properties of our range of nylon sheet, nylon rod and nylon tube are that:

  • nylon has high mechanical strength, stiffness, hardness and toughness
  • nylon has good fatigue resistance
  • nylon has high mechanical damping ability
  • nylon has good sliding properties
  • nylon has excellent wear resistance
  • nylon has good electrical insulating properties
  • nylon has high resistance against high energy radiation (gamma and X-rays)
  • nylon has good machinability

It is important to remember that nylons can absorb up to 7% (by weight) water under high humidity conditions or when submerged in water. This can result in dimensional changes up to 2% and a corresponding reduction of physical properties. Proper design techniques can substantially compensate for this factor. Alternatively, acetal or Ertalyte PET-P can be considered for such applications.

The differences in physical properties which exist between the different types of Nylon grades below are mainly determined by the composition and the structure of their molecular chains.