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Benefits of using Nylon plastics

We’re big fans of Nylon plastic, specifically cast Nylon 6 (polycaprolactam) and 6/12. It’s one of the most widely used engineering plastics used today. Here’s why we love this versatile plastic, and why you will too. Virtually any industry can benefit from cast nylon parts. In the last 23 years we’ve worked with agriculture, construction,…
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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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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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What is Cast Nylon 6/12?

Nylon; is an extremely versatile engineering plastic making it one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics today. An excellent combination of mechanical performance like low coefficient of friction, good abrasion resistance, toughness and cost make Nylon an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber. Cast Nylon 6 (polycaprolactam) exhibits…
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Types of Nylon

The most common type of Nylon are Cast Nylon (Type 6) and Extruded Nylon (Type 6,6). The largest applications for Nylon are bearings, cams, valve seats, gears and other bearing and wear applications that require quiet operation, wear resistance and low coefficients of friction. Nylon is typically not preferred for wet applications as it absorbs…
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