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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® NSM is a cast solid lubricant filled nylon 6. This grade of nylon 6 offers the best wear resistance and lowest coefficient of friction, making it the best bearing and wear nylon product available. The solid lubricant additives make the material self-lubricating. In wear applications, Nylatron® NSM lasts 10 times longer than standard type 6 nylon.


  • Bearings
  • Gears
  • Wear pads
  • Larger size parts


  • 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


PhysicalAstm Test MethodNylatron® NSM
Density (lb/in^3)D7920.042
Specific GravityD7921.15
Water Absorption @ 24 hours (%)D5700.25
Water Saturation (%)D5707
Tensile Strength (PSI)D63811,000
Tensile Modulus (PSI)D638410,000
Tensile Elongation at Break (%)D63820
Flexural Strength (PSI)D79016,000
Flexural Modulus (PSI)D790400,000
Compressive Strength (PSI)D69514,000
Compressive Modulus (PSI)D695400,000
Izod Impact (Notched), ft-lb/inD2560.5
Rockwell HardnessD785R110
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion,
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi, ºFD648200
Melting Point, °FD3418420
Continous Service Temp (Operating), °F200
Thermal Conductivity, BTU-in/hr-ft² °FC177
Flammability RatingUL94HB
Dielectric Strength, Short Term,
(Volts/Mil) @ .125″ Thick
Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) @ 73 ºF, 50%
Dielectric Constant at 60HzD150
Dissipation Factor at 60 HzD150

Disclosure: 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.


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