Tag Archives: cast-nylon

Chain Guides are Better in Plastic

Decades ago, it would have been surprising to see a plastic chain guide in any industry, let alone in a heavy duty conveyor environment; but now it seems that those dealing with chain-driven equipment have embraced the benefits. Plastic chain guides are known for their ability to reduce friction, dampen noise, soften vibration and even…
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Sealing with Nylon

Valves and seals made of nylon consistently outperform their rubber and metal counterparts. They last longer, can be pre-coloured (no painting) and can take the same amount of pressure (and then some) of components made of other materials. Due to its unique chemical composition, nylon is self-lubricating and won't dry out like rubber seals. Plus,…
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An Ocean of Opportunities

Seawater is brutal on equipment. The salt, the pressure and the regular use all add up to a harsh environment that wears metal and other ROV components down quickly leading to downtime and failure. ROVs are expensive pieces of equipment and every minute of downtime means costs and lost revenue. Metal parts can't stand up…
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Agriculture’s Need for Nylon

Despite the images the term agriculture conjures up for others, those in and related to the industry know it is far more fast-paced and involves a great deal more mechanical aspects than the commonly idealized scene of a cow lazily standing in a field. Farmers and growers work hard and need their equipment to stand…
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Better in the Sun

One of the reasons many cast nylon products are so flexible in their useage is that they are UV resistant, making them ideal for indoor and outdoor applications. The durability and natural lubrication has made cast nylon ideal for replacing rubber and metal parts that wear out quickly like bearings, sprockets, wheels and chain guides,…
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Keep Cranes Stable and Crews Safe

Outrigger pads are essential when working with heavy duty cranes or equipment on any surface. Not only do outrigger pads need to provide stability for the protection of surfaces and maintaining a level vehicle, they also need to be lightweight, portable and have an excellent crush rating to withstand the pressure of outriggers and significant…
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Nylatech is Growing Greener

At Nylatech, we are proud to be part of the International Association of Plastics Distribution's (IAPD) GreenScene Program. The IAPD formed an environmental committee in 2008 which works to help members of the association find ways to apply more sustainability practices in what they do. It's about looking for new opportunities to be better to…
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Marine Safety with Nylon

There is no environment harsher than the open water. With salt, wind and water all at play in varying weather patterns, outfitting boats properly is an important aspect of safety. In the past, many boat elements like rope liners and rollers have been made of rubber, but there is a more durable option - nylon.…
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Nylon Cleans up Wastewater

Few things have the chemical toxic load of wastewater. It isn't just the areas the waste is "supposed" to go that are affected by the chemical interactions - it's also all those places where the waste seeps, creeps and splashes. It's mandatory to ensure all aspects of a facility can handle heavy duty flow as…
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Nylatech IRG Takes A Beating

Nylatech IRG retains the basic physical properties of nylon 6, but has increased impact resistance. Some of the most common applications are, Pile driving pads Vibration dampeners Mechanical stop applications High impact applications Since traditional cast nylon 6 materials are semi-crystalline, they are susceptible to cracking and breaking when subjected to high impact loads especially…
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