Nylon 6

Nylon 6 (PA 6)

Nylon’s toughness, low coefficient of friction and good abrasion resistance make it an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber. It weighs only 1/7 as much as bronze. Using nylon reduces lubrication requirements, eliminates galling, corrosion and pilferage problems, and improves wear resistance and sound dampening characteristics. Nylon has a proven record of outstanding service in a multitude of parts for such diverse fields as paper, textiles, electronics, construction, mining, metalworking, aircraft, food and material handling.

Nylon is easily fabricated into precision parts using standard metalworking equipment. Its good property profile combined with a broad size range availability have made the material very popular since first introduced in 1946. Today, a variety of extruded and cast nylon grades are available to match specific application demands.

Nylon 6 is a cast material that has improved low-temp impact resistance and better long term heat resistance than extruded Nylon 6/6. Nylon 6 has the highest rate of absorption of all of the PA formulations but is easily modified through the addition of certain additives like glass fiber and ofther compounds.

Cast Type 6
 Virgin: Unfilled-FDA, USDA & 3-A Dairy compliant
 Heat Stabilized: Increased use temperature
 Oil Filled: Increased wear & bearing properties
 MoS2 Filled: Improved load carrying and impact properties
 MoS2 & Oil Filled: Better surface lubricity without losing strength
 Solid Lubricant Filled: Highest Limiting PV and lowest wear rates

  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Cam Followers
  • Cams
  • Forming dies
  • Gears
  • Guides
  • Insulators
  • Pulleys
  • Rollers
  • Sheaves
  • Sleeves
  • Slide Pads
  • Sprockets
  • Thrust washers
  • Valve Seats
  • Wear plates
  • Wheels
  • 3-A Dairy Compliant Formulations
  • Abrasion resistant
  • FDA Compliant
  • High Strength
  • Large Size Economies
  • Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Outstanding Wear Resistance
  • Toughness
  • USDA Compliant