Nylon IndexNylon’s toughness, low coefficient of friction and good abrasion resistance make nylon rod, nylon sheet and nylon tube an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber - it weighs only 1/7th as much as bronze.
Using nylon rod, nylon sheet and nylon tube reduces lubrication requirements, eliminates galling, corrosion and pilferage problems, and improves wear resistance and sound dampening characteristics.
Nylon rod, nylon sheet and nylon tube has a proven record of outstanding service in a multitude of parts for such diverse fields as paper, textiles, electronics, metalworking,
mining, aircraft, food and material handling.
Nylon sheet is also an ideal material choice when manufacturing thermal breaks for use in construction projects as a thermal insulator (break) between steels. For more information about our thermal break cutting service please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Main properties of our range of nylon sheet, nylon rod and nylon tube are that :
- nylon has high mechanical strength, stiffness, hardness and toughness
- nylon has good fatigue resistance
- nylon has high mechanical damping ability
- nylon has good sliding properties
- nylon has excellent wear resistance
- nylon has good electrical insulating properties
- nylon has high resistance against high energy radiation (gamma and X-rays)
- nylon has good machinability
The differences in physical properties which exist between the different types of Nylon grades below are mainly determined by the composition and the structure of their molecular chains.
Choose material grade
The following grades of nylon are available to buy online - please select from:
- Nylon 6
Our general purpose grade for thick sheet and large diameter rod - unmodified cast nylon 6 grade exhibits characteristics which come very close to those of nylon 66. It combines high strength, stiffness and hardness with good creep and wear resistance, heat ageing properties and machinability. Thin sheet is extruded nylon 6.
Natural (ivory) & Black
Available to buy in:
Sheet: 0.5mm to 100mm thick Rod: 50mm to 500mm diameter Tube: various OD x ID - including large diameter
- Nylon 66
Nylon 66 is an extruded nylon that has high mechanical strength, stiffness, heat and wear resistance, and also has good creep resistance - but its impact strength and mechanical damping ability are reduced. Well suited for machining on automatic lathes.
Natural (cream) & Black
Available to buy in:
Sheet: 1mm to 50mm thick Rod: 5mm to 250mm diameter Tube: various OD x ID