Nylon (PA)

Nylon (PA)

There are many types of nylons commercially available. The combination of versatility, value, and mechanical performance makes it one of the most frequently used plastics today. Developed in 1935 as a synthetic replacement for silk when silk became scare during World War II. It is still used today in many of those same applications.

Common Uses:

  • Consumer products: fabrics, bridal veils, carpets, musical strings, rope, hair combs, nylon stockings, carpet, sportswear, fishing line, brush bristles, film packaging, fluid reservoirs
  • Industrial uses: conveyor parts, housings, fasteners, safety helmets, gears, slides, electrical bearings, cable ties.
  • Automotive industry: gears, cams, oil pans

Physical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity - 1.12 g/cm
  • Tensile Strength - 10000 psi
  • Flexural Strength - 13500 psi
  • Impact Strength - 0.9 ft.-lb./in

General Properties:

  • Good strength
  • Good stiffness
  • Heat resistance
  • Chemical resistance to hydrocarbons
  • Wear resistance
  • Lubricity
  • FDA grades available
  • UL grades available
  • Flame Retardant
  • Good colorability


  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion

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