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Alro Plastics Product: NYLON Family

NYLONS (Cast and Extruded)

Nylon's toughness, low coefficient of friction and good abrasion resistance make it an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber. It weighs only 1/7 as much as bronze.

Using nylon reduces lubrication requirements, eliminates galling, corrosion and pilferage problems, and improves wear resistance and sound dampening characteristics. Nylon has a proven record of outstanding service in a multitude of parts for such diverse fields as paper, textiles, electronics, construction, mining, metalworking, aircraft, food and material handling.

Nylon is easily fabricated into precision parts using standard metalworking equipment. Its good property profile combined with a broad size range availability have made the material very popular since it was first introduced in nylon stock shapes in 1946. Today, a variety of extruded and cast nylon grades are available to match specific application demands.

Cast NYLONS (Type 6, Cast)

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.

Cast Nylon Typical PropertiesCast Nylon Typical Properties
Cast Nylon MSDSCast Nylon MSDS

Extruded NYLONS (Type 6/6, Nylon 101)

Extruded nylon type 6/6 is characterized as having an excellent combination of physical properties including: a high melting point, resistant to repeated impact, low coefficient of friction and a resistance to abrasion.


Nylon 101 Typical PropertiesNylon 101 Typical Properties
Nylon 101 MSDSNylon 101 MSDS

Oil-Filled Nylon (Generic)

A cast nylon with built-in oil lubrication, oil-filled nylon provides superior machinability, performance, and durability compared to other plastic and traditional bearing materials. Three different grades of oil-filled nylon are available to fit the most demanding applications.

Oil-Filled Nylon (Nyloil®)

A cast nylon with built-in oil lubrication, NYLOIL® provides superior machinability, performance, and durability compared to other plastic and traditional bearing materials. Three grades of NYLOIL are available to fit the most demanding applications.

Nyloil® Typical PropertiesNyloil® Typical Properties
Nyloil® MSDSNyloil® MSDS

Nylatron® Family

Nylatron® is a registered trade name of Quadrant EPP. The Nylatron® product line features a variety of materials designed to excel in specific applications.

NyMetal® (Metal Core)

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 be fabricated on most mills with high precision.