|- Broadest size range availability||- Good mechanical & electrical properties|
|- Ideal balance of strength & toughness||- Heat stabilized|
|- Cast as finished parts & near net shapes (nylon 6)||- Many grade options: FDA compliant, Internally lubricated|
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 6/6 grades are extruded and available in the following cross sections: rod, tubing and sheet.
Nylon 6 products are cast from Quadrant caprolactam-providing you with single source traceability and quality control from raw material to finished product. It is typically supplied in rod, sheet, tubular bar or custom shapes including near net castings. All Quadrant standard extruded and cast nylon grades are profiled on the following page.
Nylons can absorb up to 7% (by weight) water under high humidity or submerged in water. This can result in dimensional changes up to 2% and a corresponding reduction of physical properties. Proper design techniques can frequently compensate for this factor.