These polyamides, commonly referred to as Nylon are available in sheets, rod and tube form. Nylon is produced by either extrusion or casting. The process is in part a determinant of the nylon properties of the end product. Modifiers are added to enhance desirable characteristics.
Nylon is a tough, durable, general purpose engineering material with special grades for specialty applications. Typical application conditions would be medium speed and temperature in a rugged, abrasive, impact and high load environment.
Other benefits of Nylon include:
- Excellent bearing properties
- High impact strength and toughness
- Low power factor requirements
- High wear resistance
- Very good sliding properties
Applications of Nylon sheet, rod, and tube:
- High load bearings
- Wear pads
- Support and Guide wheels
- Conveyor and Tension rollers
- Wire rope sheaves
- Buffer pads
- Gears, etc.