What is Cast Nylon 6/12?

Nylon; is an extremely versatile engineering plastic making it one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics today. An excellent combination of mechanical performance like low coefficient of friction, good abrasion resistance, toughness and cost make Nylon an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber.
Cast Nylon 6 (polycaprolactam) exhibits all the properties that generally make nylon a superior engineering material: low friction, wear resistance and high strength. Due to the casting process, part size and thickness are almost unlimited without degradation of the material’s internal structure. Cast Nylon 6 provides one of the largest array of sizes and custom shapes of any thermoplastic.
By varying the conditions through the addition of various lubricants, fillers, additives 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, anti- static, heat stabilized, UV stabilized, Internally lubricated, fire retardant, or impact modified.

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