Machinery and parts used in the marine industry are subjected to more than average wear and tear. Being exposed to water, salt, and unique atmospheric conditions, parts used in the marine industry need to be extra tough. Cast nylon more than fits these specific needs.
We’ve found that components made from cast nylon and used in this industry often last longer than their metal counterparts with more and more businesses replacing traditional metal parts, with cast nylon as a result.
Cast nylon parts are used in marine applications due primarily to their exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion. They can withstand hard chemicals and corrosion from saltwater and they are self-lubricating to further protect the part from friction-based damage.
Cast nylon is lightweight, which is critical in applications that float or are submerged in water.
Here are some examples of parts Nylatech has made for the marine industry:
- Rudder bushings
- Dock fenders
- Rope liners
- Lay off rollers
- Anchor rollers
- Pulleys & Sheaves
- Thruster ducts
The Nylatech team has extensive experience across many verticals, especially marine. We’d be happy to talk about your next project with you to see if Nylatech cast nylon might be the right solution for you.