NYLATRON® GSM BLUE (NYLON TYPE 6 – CAST MOLY & OIL FILLED)

NYLATRON® GSM BLUE (NYLON TYPE 6 – CAST MOLY & OIL FILLED)

Material Information

Nylon 6 belongs to the cast nylon family of materials. Cast nylons offer the widest array of sizes or custom shapes of any thermoplastic. Nylons are a frequently used material as replacements for bronze, brass, aluminum, steel, and other metals, especially in bearing or wear applications. Nylons offer excellent wear and impact resistance, have high tensile strength and high modulus of elasticity, and have a high heat distortion temperature. They also resist wear, abrasion, and vibration. Nylons can also withstand a variety of chemicals, alkalis, oxidizing agents, and dilute acids. However, nylons do absorb moisture, so they are not recommended for wet applications. Because of its high crystalinity, Nylon 6 has better heat deflection, better solvent resistance, better hygroscopic characteristics, and better dimensional stability than Nylon 6/6. Nylon 6 is available in rod, tube, and sheet.

Nylatron® GSM Blue is a cast moly and oil filled nylon 6. This combination has the load capability of Nylatron® GSM as well as improved frictional characteristics. It is dark blue in color and is ideal for high load applications where a lower coefficient of friction is needed.

Application

  • Slide pads
  • Thrust washers
  • Bearings

Properties

  • High load capability
  • Self lubricated to improve fictional characteristics
  • Absorbs moisture
  • Lightweight
  • High wear and impact resistance
  • High modulus of elasticity
  • High heat distortion temperature
  • Resists wear, abrasion, and vibration
  • High chemical resistance

Physical

Astm Test Method

Nylatron® GSM Blue

Density (lb/in^3) D792 0.042
Specific Gravity D792 1.15
Water Absorption @ 24 hours (%) D570 0.22
Water Saturation (%) D570 -

Mechanical

Tensile Strength (PSI) D638 10,000
Tensile Modulus (PSI) D638 500,000
Tensile Elongation at Break (%) D638 35
Flexural Strength (PSI) D790 15,000
Flexural Modulus (PSI) D790 425,000
Compressive Strength (PSI) D695 13,000
Compressive Modulus (PSI) D695 425,000
Izod Impact (Notched), ft-lb/in D256 0.9
Rockwell Hardness D785 R117

Thermal

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion,
10^-5/°F
D696 5.9
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi, ºF D648 -
Melting Point, °F D3418 420
Continous Service Temp (Operating), °F - 200
Thermal Conductivity, BTU-in/hr-ft² °F C177 -
Flammability Rating UL94 -

Electrical

Dielectric Strength, Short Term,
(Volts/Mil) @ .125″ Thick
D149 -
Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) @ 73 ºF, 50%
RH
D257 >10^13
Dielectric Constant at 60Hz D150 -
Dissipation Factor at 60 Hz D150 -

NOTE:

The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.