Nylon

Nylon (Polyamide) is the first synthetic polymer, widely used in all kinds of industries. It is lightweight and shows excellent wear, abrasion, and vibration resistance. It offers high tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, and heat distortion temperature. Nylon shows resistance to chemicals, oxidizing agents, dilution acids and alkalis but absorbs moisture quickly. It also exhibits high impact strength and toughness. Nylon often replaces metals like brass, bronze, aluminum, steel, and non-metals like plastics, silk, rubber, and wood. Available in natural (off-white) and black colors and is FDA, USDA, and 3A Dairy compliant.

Density (lbs/in³): 
0.04
Tensile Strength (psi): 
12,000
Tensile Elongation at Break: 
20%
Flexural Modulus (psi): 
500,000
Hardness Rockwell: 
R115
IZOD Impact (ft-lb/in): 
0.40
Thermal Conductivity (BTU-in/ft²*hr*F): 
1.67