Nylon (Polyamide)

Nylon was among the first engineering resins developed. The physical properties of Nylon and relatively low price point make it an ideal material to replace many metal and rubber components. Known as the work horse of the plastics industry it can be used in an endless number of applications. Nylon has low friction properties, good abrasion resistance and can operate without lubrication in many applications.

  • Extruded
  • Cast
Material Form:
  • Sheet
  • Rod
  • Tube
  • Near net Casting
Specialty Grades:
  • Molybdenum Disulfide Nylon (MD)
  • Heat Stabilized Nylon
  • Oil Filled Nylon (Industrial or Food Grade)
  • Molybdenum Disulfide with oil Nylon (MD Oil)
  • Glass Filled Nylon
  • Natural
  • Black
  • MD Grey
  • Oil Filled Industrial Green
  • Oil Filled FDA Natural
  • Heat Stabilized Blue
  • Custom colors available upon request
  • Cast Nylon Sheet Thickness: .250” to 7.00”
  • Extruded Nylon Sheet Thickness: .031” to 3.00”
  • Cast Nylon Rod Diameters: 2.00” to 20.00”
  • Extruded Nylon Rod Diameters: .250” to 6.00”
  • Cast Nyon Tube Diameters: 1.75” to 40.00”
  • Extruded Nylon Tube Diameters: .031” to 8.00”
  • Wear Pads
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Sprockets
  • Rollers
  • Sheaves and Pulleys
  • Outrigger Pads
  • Valves and Seals

Features and Benefits of Nylon

The various types of Nylon are excellent material choices in a variety of applications due to their high wear resistance, thermal stability, strength, hardness, sliding properties and chemical resistance.

Due its chemical structure Nylon is inherently susceptible to moisture absorption. This factor should be taken into consideration when designing parts are considering Nylon for your application.

Learn More

To learn more about polycarbonate and how it can benefit your plastic needs, reach out to the expert team at National Plastics and Seals Inc today. We’re available to answer any questions you may have.