Nylon, one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics, is an extremely versatile engineering plastic. An excellent combination of mechanical performance toughness, low coefficient of friction, and good abrasion resistance and cost make Nylon an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber. Glass Filled variants exhibit increased structural and impact strength and rigidity. Glass filled nylons offer better strength than general purpose nylon but it is highly abrasive and will abrade or gall mating surfaces. While all Extruded Nylon materials have high mechanical strength and superior resistance to wear and organic chemicals, the glass-filled variation has more than double the strength and stiffness of unreinforced nylons and a heat deflection temperature which approaches its melting point. By varying the conditions through the addition of various additives, fillers, lubricants, and colorants during polymerization, the mechanical properties of cast nylon may be altered to suit specific applications. Formulations include molybdenum-disulfide filled, moly and oil-filled blue , and glass-filled grades. Variants within these nylon grades are available to match specific application demands such as FDA compliance, Internally lubricated, heat stabilized, UV stabilized, anti-static, fire retardant, or impact modified.
Nylon is one of the most widely used plastics because of its extreme strength, wear resistance, and self lubricating properties. Nylon is commonly used as a replacement for bronze, brass, aluminum, steel and other metals to reduce weight and noise from metal to metal contact. Its high crystallinity results in a sharp melting point, making its mechanical properties less affected by temperature. It can be found in the form of rod, tubing, or plate. The glass reinforcement gives the material higher compressive strength and rigidity, as well as improved frictional characteristics. The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control.
Glass filled polymers, when compared to native, are much stronger. The qualities of rigidity, strength and hardness are much improved when using glass filled polymers. Glass filled Nylon was among the first polymers that combined short glass fibers within the matrix of the polymer material. Nylon is significantly stronger when glass is added. Glass filled nylon has a lower lubricated wear property than extruded, or cast nylon, but its strength is improved many times over when compared to general purpose nylon grades.
Nylon, one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics, is an extremely versatile engineering plastic. An excellent combination of mechanical performance toughness, low coefficient of friction, and good abrasion resistance and cost make Nylon an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber. Glass Filled nylon Variants of this nylon exhibit increased structural and impact strength, and rigidity. Glass filled nylons offer better strength than general purpose nylon but it is highly abrasive and will abrade or gall mating surfaces. A large number of formulations for nylon, i. Contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative who can help you choose the correct material to meet the needs of your application. This list is intended as a guide of typical materials available for purchase from Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc. For additional information, contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative by filling out the form below. Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size.