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Alro Plastics Product: Nylatron®

Nylon is one of the most widely used and versatile thermoplastic resins. Its combination of physical properties and reasonable price make it a favorite choice for numerous applications. Nylons toughness, wear resistance, tensile strength and lubricity make it a good choice for many mechanical machine parts.

Nylon has a consistent history of replacing other materials including: metal, brass, bronze, aluminum and rubber. In replacing metal gears in machinery, nylon can be advantageous because of its ability to reduce noise, use less lubrication and increase gear life. Nylon can also be fabricated on most mills with high precision.

Nylatron® is a registered trade name of Quadrant EPP. The Nylatron® product line features a variety of materials designed to excel in specific applications. Please read below on each specific Nylatron® product for more information.

See also Nylon General Page (click here)
 

Applications:

  • Gears
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Sprockets
  • Wear Pads
  • Sheaves
  • Pulleys
  • Guides
  • Tooling Fixtures
  • Cams
  • Feed Screws
  • Wear Rails
  • Wear Strips
  • Housings
  • Wear Shoes
  • Conveyor Wheels
  • Buffer Plates
  • Sleeves
  • Insulators
  • Scraper Blades
  • Rollers
  • Die Wear Plates
  • Telescoping Boom Wear Pads
  • Slipper Blocks
  • Supports
  • Form Tools
  • Star Wheels
  • Valve Seats
  • Wear Rings
  • Seals
  • Wheels
  • Rubbing Blocks

Engineering Note:

Nylons can absorb up to 7% (by weight) water under high humidity or submerged in water. This can result in dimensional changes up to 2% and a corresponding reduction of physical properties. Proper design techniques can frequently compensate for this factor.

Nylatron® GS (Extruded):

Nylatron® GS (extruded nylon) is a molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) filled nylon offering improved strength and rigidity. With a lower coefficient of linear thermal expansion than Nylon 101, Nylatron GS parts maintain better fit and clearances, and have less tendency to seize as bearings.

See also Nylon MD (click here)

Rod / Round::
- Diameters: 3/16" dia to 2" diameter
- Lengths: 8 foot lengths standard

Sheet / Plate:
- Thickness: 1/16" to 2"; thick (standard increments)
- Sheet sizes: 24" x 48" standard, 24" x 144" offered in 1/4" thick and 3/8" thickness

Tubing / Bushing stock:
- Diameters: 1/2" to 2" OD (wall sections 1/16" to 1/4" )
- Lengths: 8 foot standard lengths

Nylatron® GS (Extruded) Typical Properties
Nylatron® GS (Extruded) MSDS

Nylatron® GSM (Cast or Molded)

Nylatron® GSM (cast nylon) contains finely divided particles of molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) to enhance its load bearing capabilities while maintaining the impact resistance inherent to nylon. It is the most commonly used grade for gears, sheaves, sprockets and custom parts. It is grey-black in color.

Rod / Round::
- Diameters: 2" dia to 12" diameter
- Lengths: 2" dia to 4" dia, 5 foot lengths
- Lengths: 4.25" to 6" dia, 4 foot lengths
- Lengths: 6.25" dia and up, 1 foot lengths

Sheet / Plate:
- Thickness: 3/16" to 4" thick (standard increments)
- Sheet sizes: 24" x 48" standard, 48" x 120" offered in a few select thicknesses

Tubing / Bushing stock:
- Diameters: 1/2" to 2" OD (wall sections 1/16" to 1/4" )
- Lengths: 8 foot standard lengths

Nylatron® GSM (Extruded) Typical Properties
Nylatron® GSM (Extruded) MSDS

Nylatron® GSM Blue:

Nylatron® GSM Blue is the first cast nylon to combine both molybdenum disulphide (MoS) and oil for the load capacity of Nylatron GSM nylon, plus improved frictional characteristics. It excels in higher pressures, and at low speeds-up to 40 fpm. It offers 20% lower coefficient of friction, 50% greater limiting PV, and lower "k" factor than Nylatron GSM, and the lowest "slip-stick" of any nylon product making it ideal for slide pads, thrust washers and trunion bearings. Nylatron GSM Blue should be considered for any oil-filled nylon application. It is dark blue in color.

See also Nylon MD (click here)

Rod / Round::
- Diameters: 2" dia to 12" diameter
- Lengths: 2" dia to 4" dia, 5 foot lengths
- Lengths: 4.25" to 6" dia, 4 foot lengths
- Lengths: 6.25" dia and up, 1 foot lengths

Sheet / Plate:
- Thickness: 3/16" to 4" thick (standard increments)
- Sheet sizes: 24" x 48" standard, 48" x 120" offered in a few select thicknesses

Nylatron® GSM Blue Typical Properties
Nylatron® GSM BlueMSDS

Nylatron® LIG (Oil-filled):

Nylatron® LIG combines the toughness of cast PA6 with an oil-based lubricant that is encapsulated within the nylon matrix. It increases the load bearing performance of the material when compared to unfilled nylons and reduces the coefficient of friction. It is an ideal material for industrial application.

See also Oil Filled Nylon (click here)
See also Nyloil (click here)

Rod / Round::
- Diameters: 2" dia to 12" diameter
- Lengths: 2" dia to 4" dia, 5 foot lengths
- Lengths: 4.25" to 6" dia, 4 foot lengths
- Lengths: 6.25" dia and up, 1 foot lengths

Sheet / Plate:
- Thickness: 3/16" to 4" thick (standard increments)
- Sheet sizes: 24" x 48" standard, 48" x 120" offered in a few select thicknesses
Tubing / Bushing stock:
- Diameters:2" to 18" OD (many different IDs offered )
- Lengths: 13", 26", and 78" depending on OD/ID size



Nylatron® LIG (Oil-filled)Typical Properties
Nylatron® LIG (Oil-filled)MSDS

Nylatron® LFG (FDA compliant):

Nylatron® LFG takes the performance of Nylatron® LIG and adds FDA compliance for applications where food contact is possible. Food packaging and processing equipment users can now benefit from the benefits of this material.

See also Nyloil (click here)

Rod / Round::
- Diameters: 2" dia to 12" diameter
- Lengths: 2" dia to 4" dia, 5 foot lengths
- Lengths: 4.25" to 6" dia, 4 foot lengths
- Lengths: 6.25" dia and up, 1 foot lengths

Sheet / Plate:
- Thickness: 3/16" to 4" thick (standard increments)
- Sheet sizes: 24" x 48" standard, 48" x 120" offered in a few select thicknesses

Tubing / Bushing stock:
- Diameters:2" to 18" OD (many different IDs offered )
- Lengths: 13", 26", and 78" depending on OD/ID size

Nylatron® NSM High Performance (FDA compliant):

Nylatron® NSM is the premium bearing and wear nylon product available today. Solid lubricant additives impart self-lubricating, high pressure/velocity and superior wear resistance characteristics. This wear resistance is delivered without either start-up or running lubrication making it ideal for bearings, gears and wear pads. It is a proprietary type 6 nylon formulation produced using Quadrant EPP's Monocast process. Nylatron® NSM was developed specifically for demanding applications where larger size parts are required. In wear applications, Nylatron® NSM lasts up to 10 times longer than standard Type 6 nylon.

For more info go to the Nylatron® NSM page




Nylatron NSM Typical Properties
Nylatron NSM MSDS

Nylatron® LFG (FDA compliant):

Nylatron® LFG takes the performance of Nylatron® LIG and adds FDA compliance for applications where food contact is possible. Food packaging and processing equipment users can now benefit from the benefits of this material.

See also Nyloil (click here)

Rod / Round::
- Diameters: 2" dia to 12" diameter
- Lengths: 2" dia to 4" dia, 5 foot lengths
- Lengths: 4.25" to 6" dia, 4 foot lengths
- Lengths: 6.25" dia and up, 1 foot lengths

Sheet / Plate:
- Thickness: 3/16" to 4" thick (standard increments)
- Sheet sizes: 24" x 48" standard, 48" x 120" offered in a few select thicknesses

Tubing / Bushing stock:
- Diameters:2" to 18" OD (many different IDs offered )
- Lengths: 13", 26", and 78" depending on OD/ID size

Nylatron® NSM High Performance (FDA compliant):

Nylatron® NSM is the premium bearing and wear nylon product available today. Solid lubricant additives impart self-lubricating, high pressure/velocity and superior wear resistance characteristics. This wear resistance is delivered without either start-up or running lubrication making it ideal for bearings, gears and wear pads. It is a proprietary type 6 nylon formulation produced using Quadrant EPP's Monocast process. Nylatron® NSM was developed specifically for demanding applications where larger size parts are required. In wear applications, Nylatron® NSM lasts up to 10 times longer than standard Type 6 nylon.

For more info go to the Nylatron® NSM page




Nylatron NSM Typical Properties
Nylatron NSM MSDS

Nylatron® LFG (FDA compliant):

Nylatron® LFG takes the performance of Nylatron® LIG and adds FDA compliance for applications where food contact is possible. Food packaging and processing equipment users can now benefit from the benefits of this material.

See also Nyloil (click here)

Rod / Round::
- Diameters: 2" dia to 12" diameter
- Lengths: 2" dia to 4" dia, 5 foot lengths
- Lengths: 4.25" to 6" dia, 4 foot lengths
- Lengths: 6.25" dia and up, 1 foot lengths

Sheet / Plate:
- Thickness: 3/16" to 4" thick (standard increments)
- Sheet sizes: 24" x 48" standard, 48" x 120" offered in a few select thicknesses

Tubing / Bushing stock:
- Diameters:2" to 18" OD (many different IDs offered )
- Lengths: 13", 26", and 78" depending on OD/ID size

Nylatron® NSM High Performance (FDA compliant):

Nylatron® NSM is the premium bearing and wear nylon product available today. Solid lubricant additives impart self-lubricating, high pressure/velocity and superior wear resistance characteristics. This wear resistance is delivered without either start-up or running lubrication making it ideal for bearings, gears and wear pads. It is a proprietary type 6 nylon formulation produced using Quadrant EPP's Monocast process. Nylatron® NSM was developed specifically for demanding applications where larger size parts are required. In wear applications, Nylatron® NSM lasts up to 10 times longer than standard Type 6 nylon.

For more info go to the Nylatron® NSM page




Nylatron NSM Typical Properties
Nylatron NSM MSDS