Nylon Polyamide Sheet, Rod, Film & Tube
Nylon (polyamide) has enjoyed increasing success in replacing bronze, brass, steel and aluminum as well as wood and rubber in engineering applications. Nylon‘s high impact resistance, high resistance to brittleness and deterioration, high heat distortion temperature, vibration resistance and machinability make it the perfect material for many applications. Nylon exhibits excellent resistance to a wide array of chemicals including, alkalies, dilute acids, and oxidizing agents which cause many metallics to fail. The relatively light weight of nylon eases handling of large parts as well as lessens both inertial and static loads. Nylon plastic is available in a variety of fills and basic shapes including polyamide sheet, rod, film and tubes to meet just about every need. Nationwide Plastics manufactures nylon tubes, nylon sheets, strips and more in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.
Nylon 6 (usually cast) is the second most widely used of the nylons. Its properties are similar to those of 6/6, but it absorbs moisture more rapidly and its melting point is around 70°F lower.
Nylon 11 and 12 have better dimensional stability and electrical properties than the other nylons because they absorb less moisture. These types, which are more expensive than the others, are available compounded with plasticizers to provide greater flexibility and ductility.
Newest additions to the Nylon family of products are transparent molding grades - amorphous polyamides that offer superior performance in hot water, compared with other nylons. A recent development in nylon toughening technology has resulted in the availability of super tough resins, such as Dupont‘s Zytel ST. These materials are 17 times the notched impact resistance of conventional 6/6 nylon.
Industry Tradenames: Ensilon, Nycast, Nycast/612 VS, Nycast/Nyloil, Nycast XHA Nylaflow, Nylatron, Nylatron GS, Nylatron GSM, Nylatron NS & NSM, NylonMD, Nylawear Nylon 101 Oilamid, Para-Lite, Polyamide Polypenco, Polypenco Nylon 101 Polypenco, Sustamid 66, Sustimid 6G, Tecamid, Type 6 (cast) Type 6/6 (extruded), Vekton
Nylon Machining & Rotational Molding
Nationwide Plastics is proud of our reputation as “the authority on plastics manufacturing and distribution,” and make sure that we understand both your application and your requirements so that we will provide you with high quality, tight tolerance products that meet your specifications. Offering a variety of Nylon machining, fabrication and molding services, we will work with you to select the most effective and efficient manufacturing process for your Nylon machined part and manufacture the part to your exact specifications.
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with over 20 pieces of equipment to provide custom plastic turning, milling, routing and sawing services. We specialize in manufacturing large parts and our equipment is designed to process parts up to 148’ or longer, with tolerances to +/- .001, depending on the material. Nationwide Plastics has the capacity to mold custom parts up to 800 pounds, 3/16" wall thickness and maximum swing of 64". Call Nationwide Plastics today for all of your Nylon machining and rotomolding needs.
- Fills: Molybdenum Disulfide (MOS2): A dry lubricant that is popular in bearing applications.
- Oil Filled: With one of the lowest frictional coefficients coupled with the strength and wear of nylon, oil filled is the choice for the most demanding of applications.
- 30% Glass Reinforced: The glass fill provides additional strength and wear needed in load bearing applications.
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