Built-in Oil Lubrication

Nylatech's Self Lubricating Materials are offered for applications where maintenance lubrication is difficult or impossible.

Different grades have been formulated to work optimally for general purpose, FDA, high load, and increased wear and/or abrasion applications:

1. NYLATECH® OIL Offers:

  • Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Reduced "Slip-Stick"
  • Low Moisture Adsorption
  • Reduced or Eliminated need for Lubrication
  • NYLATECH® OIL-NATURAL is FDA and USDA approved
  • Limiting PV = 4,000 psi · fpm


2. NYLATECH® NATURAL-OIL for food contact applications.

This grade to conform with FDA Regulations for direct contact with food.

Typical Applications:

  • General Purpose Bearings and Bushings
  • NATURAL-OIL replaces Stainless Steel in Food processing applications:
  • Bottling, Canning, Packing, Processing
  • Friction/Wear applications in Marine Environment
  • Gears, Sprockets and Power Transmission Components



This material possessing high compressive strength and load bearing properties while being sel-lubricating. NYLATECH® MD-OIL is especially suited for High Load - Low RPM applications, but is a superior replacement for MD in many heavy-duty friction generating applications.


  • Higher Compressive Strength
  • Increased Load Bearing Capacity
  • Improved Dimensional Stability
  • Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Reduced Moisture Adsorption
  • Improved Machinability
  • Limiting PV = 5,500 psi · fpm

Typical Applications:

  • Pillow Blocks
  • Trunnion Bearings
  • Rope Sheaves, Pulleys, Sprockets
  • Slipper Pads
  • Dryer Bushings
  • High Load applications, demanding the benefits of NYLATECH® OIL



4. Nylatech Nythane Oil:


Using the same proprietary process as our Nylatech® Oil, our liquid lubrication offers excellent surface lubricity. In addition to the advantages of Nylatech Nythane, use considerations for Nylatech® Nythane Oil includes the following environments:

  • Increased Wear
  • Moisture Absorption
  • Increased Abrasion

Typical Applications for Nylatech® Nythane:

  • Gears
  • Sprockets
  • Bushings
  • Bearing Blocks