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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. Nyloil® is a cast nylon with oil lubrication dispersed throughout the material. This built in lubrication reduces friction by as much as 25% on the bearing interface, which can result in longer wear life then the unfilled or moly-filled nylons. Nyloil® is available in a green or natural color. The natural color is FDA and USDA compliant.


  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Replaces stainless steel in food processing applications (natural)
  • Bottling
  • Canning
  • Packing
  • Processing
  • Friction/wear applications
  • Gears
  • Sprockets
  • Power transmission components


  • Self lubricated to reduce friction
  • FDA and USDA compliant (natural)
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Lightweight
  • High wear and impact resistance
  • High modulus of elasticity
  • High heat distortion temperature
  • Resists wear, abrasion, and vibration
  • High chemical resistance


PhysicalAstm Test MethodOil Filled Nylon Type 6
Density (lb/in^3)D7920.042
Specific GravityD7921.16
Water Absorption @ 24 hours (%)D5700.5
Water Saturation (%)D5702.5
Tensile Strength (PSI)D63810,000
Tensile Modulus (PSI)D638425,000
Tensile Elongation at Break (%)D63850
Flexural Strength (PSI)D79015,000
Flexural Modulus (PSI)D790425,000
Compressive Strength (PSI)D69513,000
Compressive Modulus (PSI)D695325,000
Izod Impact (Notched), ft-lb/inD2561.6
Rockwell HardnessD785R110
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion,
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi, ºFD648350
Melting Point, °FD3418450
Continous Service Temp (Operating), °F230
Thermal Conductivity, BTU-in/hr-ft² °FC177
Flammability RatingUL94
Dielectric Strength, Short Term,
(Volts/Mil) @ .125″ Thick
Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) @ 73 ºF, 50%
Dielectric Constant at 60HzD1503.7
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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