Category Archives: Cast Nylon

Cast Nylon for Construction Applications

As the nation rebuilds post-COVID, we’re helping the construction industry literally rebuild. Did you know cast nylon is a popular material for many construction building supplies and applications? Keep reading to learn more about how cast nylon is used in this vital industry. Applications The typical applications for cast nylon in construction and building are…
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Top 5 advantages of using cast nylon

There is no shortage of options when manufacturing parts. You can choose “traditional” materials like metal or rubber, but there is a more efficient solution that performs significantly better: Cast nylon. Here are what we think are the top 5 advantages of cast nylon plastic over other raw materials. Abrasion Resistance Resisting abrasion is a…
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Proud of our Skilled Trades Workers

Besides being Star Wars Day, tomorrow (May 4) is also National Skilled Trades Day. At Nylatech, our manufacturing team comprises highly skilled workers operating our machinery, planning projects, following strict safety procedures, and maintaining our equipment. These essential team members us safe and get your materials to you on time. We also proudly support skilled…
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Why use Cast Nylon and performance plastics in food processing applications

Food processing facilities churn out thousands of units every day. It can’t afford to stop production for lengthy repairs or because a small part of machinery breaks or fails. That’s why the food processing industry can benefit from using more cast nylon and performance plastics. But, not just any performance plastic will do. In most…
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What are Cast Nylon stock shapes?

Cast Nylon is about one-seventh the weight of traditional materials (like metal), making it an attractive plastic material for parts manufacturing. It’s also more cost-effective when you can use cast nylon stock shapes rather than extruded nylon. Here are some common cast nylon shapes you may encounter: Cast Nylon Sheets Some projects are best manufactured…
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The Ultimate Performance Plastic: Nylatech Nythane

It’s the cast nylon plastic we often recommend for the most demanding industrial applications. Nylatech Nythane grades are a chemically formulated co-polymer that offers engineering material with the high tensile and compressive strength of cast nylon. It also provides excellent wear and abrasion resistance, often a non-negotiable requirement in demanding industrial applications. This ultimate performance…
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Cast Nylon Dictionary

Throughout our website, and when working with our team, we use a variety of plastics terminology. Here is a brief dictionary of common terms used when describing cast nylon plastics: Thermoplastic: This is a material that softens when it’s heated and forms a solid when cooled. The key characteristic of thermoplastic is that this heating…
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Top industries using Cast Nylon Plastics

No matter your industry, cast nylon is probably being used in your equipment. Today we’re taking a look at the main industries we work with at Nylatech and why cast nylon makes a good plastic for parts and components in each market. Agricultural  Cast nylon is perfect for agricultural equipment parts because of its excellent…
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How California Proposition 65 applies to Nylatech Plastics

As part of our commitment to the environment, and in adhering to the laws in states we do business in, we adhere to the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (known as “Proposition 65”). Proposition 65 came into law in 1986 to prohibit businesses from knowingly discharging harmful chemicals into drinking water sources.…
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National Inventors Month: The inventors of nylon plastic

To celebrate National Inventors Month, we thought we’d take a look at the inventors who shaped the future with Nylon plastics. Wallace Carothers worked at DuPont, a company who was known for producing gunpowder, cellulose-based paints, and synthetic ammonia and other chemicals. His teams' experiments with cellulose-based fibres led to them producing fiber rayon, an…
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