Nylon (Polyamide, Zytel®, Nylon 66)
Well suited for high temperature and wear applications, Nylon’s mechanical properties and a flexural modulus are among the highest of all plastic resins. Outstanding chemical resistance, even at elevated temperatures, resists most common organic compounds and is not attacked by water or pressurized steam. Glass and carbon fillers can increase strength and thermal stability. Unfilled Nylon generates extremely low levels of smoke and toxic gas emission in fire situations. Because of its superior properties, Nylon is actively used in metal replacement applications.
- Excellent friction and wear characteristics
- Extremely high tensile strength
- Maximum working temperature 500°F
- Low moisture absorption
- FDA approved
- Meets UL94 V-0 requirements