Think plastics aren't tough? The right performance plastic material can outlast and outperform bronze, steel and aluminum in many applications.
Nylon 6, also known as polyamide 6, is a synthetic thermoplastic material that has several benefits for use in construction components. Here are some of the main benefits of Cast Nylon for construction:
- High strength and durability: Cast Nylon has excellent mechanical properties, including high tensile strength, impact resistance, and fatigue resistance, which make it a reliable choice for construction components that need to withstand heavy loads and harsh environments.
- Chemical resistance: Cast Nylon is resistant to many chemicals, including oils, fuels, solvents, and alkalis, which makes it suitable for use in construction components that are exposed to these substances.
- Low friction coefficient: Cast Nylon has a low coefficient of friction, which makes it a good choice for components that require smooth movement or sliding, such as gears and bearings.
- Good thermal stability: Cast Nylon has a high melting point and good thermal stability, which makes it suitable for use in components that are exposed to high temperatures.
Cast nylon is also highly resistant to corrosion, which makes it an excellent replacement for sheaves and pulleys originally made of steel or aluminum. Rust will never be an issue and lubrication needs are usually significantly reduced, especially in grades with special additives to increase performance.
Cast Nylon is also lighter in weight than steel making installation and maintenance significantly easier.
Overall, Cast Nylon is a reliable and versatile material that can be used in a range of construction components, from gears and bearings to structural components and piping systems. Its strength, durability, chemical resistance, low friction, and thermal stability make it a popular choice for many applications in the construction industry.
Common construction components manufactured in Cast Nylon:
- Sheaves & Pulleys
- Pipe clamps
- Bearing blocks
- Bearing housings
- Chain guides
- Wear strips
- Wear pads
- Bespoke components
- Boom pads
- Slew rings
- Skate rollers
- Outrigger pads
If you have parts wearing out prematurely or OEM parts that are too expensive, call one of our experts. We can help to determine the perfect material at a cost-effective price without long lead times.