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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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Holiday and New Year’s wishes from Nylatech

The year is quickly coming to a close and we going to ring in 2022 in a few weeks. The start of the new year is a good time for individuals and businesses to start fresh and try new things. What will 2022 hold for you and your company? Are you launching something new? Maybe…
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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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Machining Guidelines for Cast Nylon

There are many ways to form and process cast nylon plastic into the perfect shape for your component or project. Here are standard machining methods and guidelines for Cast Nylon plastic. Turning Turning tools for cast nylon plastics are made from high-speed tool steel. The sharpness of the tools is critical for clean cuts. We…
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Solving mining problems with cast nylon

Not all jobs are done in the comfort and safety of a cubical or the “corner office.” Some jobs, like mining, require many boots on the ground, and if operations are not done safely, it can lead to dangerous or fatal consequences. Mining equipment accidents are one of the biggest dangers. Mining equipment is often…
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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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It’s World Food Safety Day (June 7)

Everyone deserves access to safe food and clean drinking water. Today (June 7) is World Food Safety Day and a reminder that we all need to do our part to keep it that way. At Nylatech, we’re doing our part by providing the food processing industry with food-grade cast nylon plastic parts so they can…
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Why cast nylon is perfect for valves and seals

The material you use for your parts and components will affect its longevity, cost, and maintenance. When you need valves and seals for your next project, cast nylon plastic has many benefits over other traditional materials like metal. Here are four features and characteristics that make cast nylon plastic a good material choice for valves…
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Cast Nylon Profiles: Nylatech Oil Grades

Nylatech oil grades are a perfect choice for applications where maintenance lubrication is difficult or impossible. The oil grades of cast nylon are specially formulated to limit moisture absorption so they can be used in moist or water-submerged environments. Here are 2 varieties of oil-grade Nylatech cast nylon plastics: Nylatech Oil In Nylatech-Oil, the lubrication…
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