Tag Archives: Plastics

Why cast nylon is best for sawmill equipment

Cast nylon plastic is great for many different applications and industries and today we’re going to look at how it’s used in the sawmill equipment industry. The sawmill and lumber industry is booming with a growth of about 2.4% per year and employing over 86,000 throughout the US. So much of our country and the…
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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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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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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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Nylatech Mining Solutions

Nylatech provides many wear resistant components to the mining industry that reduce maintenance and extend the life of equipment. Materials are available that contain solid lubricant additives, have high pressure-velocity (PV) values, and excellent wear resistance. In many applications, the high wear resistance can be achieved without start-up or running lubrication. These materials also reduce…
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