Tag Archives: cast nylon

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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.…
Read more

Why Cast Nylon parts are perfect for marine applications

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

Why cast nylon is perfect for finished parts

Cast Nylon is a versatile thermoplastic used in so many finished parts. It’s often a cost-effective alternative to other raw materials. Today we’re going to take a quick look at the most common parts made from Cast Nylon 6 and 6/12 thermoplastics: Bearings and Rollers: Cast Nylon requires little to no lubrication it’s ideal for…
Read more