Two of the most widely used cast nylons in the industry, NYCAST® XHA BLUE and NYCAST® 6PA NATURAL have delivered successful performance - with and without lubrication - in a variety of diverse applications, particularly as a bearing material. They are lightweight, offer extremely good wear resistance, high tensile strength and high modulus of elasticity.
Other significant properties include:
NYCAST® XHA BLUE has a heat stabilizer that retards the loss of physical properties as temperature increases. This allows the material to function at approximately 10% higher temperatures than standard grades; meaning NYCAST® XHA operating at 200ºF will have approximately the same physical properties as a standard grade operating at 185ºF. Maximum intermittent temperature for NYCAST® XHA is 330ºF and continuous operating temperature is 250ºF (compared to 230ºF for standard grades).
NYCAST® 6PA-MoS2 is a popular choice as a dry lubricant-filled bearing material. Manufactured to be a more crystalline product with improved wear resistance, NYCAST® 6PA-MoS2 also offers improved compressive strength.