Nylon / Polyamide

AKA: Polyhexamethylene Adiptimide and Polycaprolactam (Cast)

Type 6, Type 6/6, Type 6/12 and Type 12 – Sheet and Rod

This material is used frequently in a self lubricating bearing surface or slide type applications. Resistant to most common chemicals. One of the most popular work horse materials of the mechanical plastics family.

Used in Food Processing, Automotive, Fluid Handling, Electronics and Mining applications. Other brand or trade names for Type 6/6 and Type 6: Vekton, Unipa, Tecast, Nyoil, Tecamid, Sustamid, Capron, Nylatron, Ensilon, and Zytel.

Is Nylon a Plastic…yes, one of the most common plastic materials available. Still not sure Nylon/Polyamide is the proper material for your application, consult our free Plastic Materials Selection Guide.

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Why you should use Nylon/Polyamide:

  • Very Stiff Material – Great Wear Properties
  • Good Mechanical and Impact Properties
  • Self Lubricating & Abrasion Resistant
  • Many Varieties and formulations Available
  • Extremely Durable – Your Home Carpet and Your Much Household Rope are Great Examples
  • Huge range of rod and sheet sizes – available as standard, also massive capacity on special order.

This materials is…excellent wearing and very abrasion resistant. Introduced in 1938, and now one of the world’s most recognized plastic materials. Inherently dimensionally stable makes for consistent finished parts. An extremely tough material used in numerous demanding applications (like Carpet fiber and common Rope). A very popular engineering and mechanical plastic for its exceptional physical properties

Materials Available As:

Nylon Sheet and Sheets:

.062″ (1/16″) – 6.0″ in Natural (Tan – Beige) and Black and MD in 24″ X 48″ and up to 48″ X 96″
Nylon sheet thickness normally in stock: .125″, .187″, .250″, .375″, .500″, .625″, .750″, .875″, 1.0″, 1.250″, 1.500″, 1.750″, 2.0″, 2.250″, 2.500″, 2.750″, 3.0″, 3.50″, 3.750″, 4.0″ and thicker

Film:

.005″ – .062″ in 12″ wide in Natural (Tan – Beige), Black and MD (minimums may apply)

Nylon Rod and Rods:

.125″ – 10″ diameter in Natural (Tan – Beige) and Black up to 120″ lengths
Nylon rod diameters normally in stock:
.125″, .187″, .250″, .312″, .375″, .437″, .500″, .562″, .625″, .750″, .875″, 1.0″, 1.125″, 1.250″, 1.375″, 1.500″, 1.625″, 1.750″, 2.0″, 2.250″, 2.500″, 2.750″, 3.0″, 3.250″, 3.50″, 3.750″, 4.0″, 4.50″, 5.0″ and much larger depending on length

Cast Nylon Type 6 Rod and Rods:

2.0″ – 26″ diameter in Natural (Tan – Beige) and Black up to 120″ lengths in some sizes

Cast Blocks and Discs:

Use your imagination! Discs – 2.0″ x 72″ diameter in Natural (Tan
– Beige) and Black in thicknesses up to 14″ Blocks – Please give us a call. We have supplied huge blocks and large chunks.

Cast Tube (Tubular Bar):

You read that right – tube. 2.0″ – 36″ OD with a huge variety of wall thicknesses. The lengths depend on the wall thickness, but generally up to 48″ long

Special Formulations:

Nylon Massive Blocks, Huge Sheave, Near Net Shapes – Nylon – Polyamide Glass Reinforced in various percentages of glass, Oil Filled, FDA approved Oil Filled, MD Filled, Blue, Type 6, Type 6/12. Custom sizes, formulations and colors. Massive and Near-Net Shapes on special request. Rod and Rods are available up to 120″ long in huge diameters. Sheet sizes up to 48″ X 96″ in most varieties. Give us a try, we can probably do what you need.
These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

Typical Resin Properties:

General Property ASTM Test Typical Value Type 6/6 Typical Value Type 6 Cast
Specific Gravity D792 1.15 1.15
Tensile Strength Yield D638 11,800 12,220
Tensile Modulus D638 470,000 540,000
Izod Impact – Notched D256 1.0 0.8- 1.0
Hardness – Rockwell D785 M79, R118 R115-120
Deflection Temp @ 264psi D648 197 200
Deflection Temp @ 66 psi D648 450 425
Water absorption @ 24 hrs. % 1.2 0.5 – 0.6
Melting Point D789 492 430
Co. Thermal Expansion D696 4.5X10-5 5.0X10-5

“I was amazed at the size range you offered us for our project. We needed something that we thought was very large. You gave us so many choices, and several options that were almost the perfect size. I think we will end up saving about 40% on the cost of material from what we had been using. Thanks” – Robert D.
“Nylon was the perfect material for our part. Works great, is wearing very well, and you had it in stock. We found it easy to use your material, and you had it in stock.” – Cameron L.

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Sheet Items

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Round Rod Items

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Available in Natural, Black and MD