Nylon 6/6

FDA Compliant and USDA approved, versatile material

Polypropylene turned plastic partWhy choose Nylon 6/6?

  • Good electrical insulating properties
  • Resistance to alkalis and organic chemicals
  • Operate with or without lubrication
  • Non-abrasive to other materials

What are some common Nylon 6/6 applications?

  • Bearings
  • Wheels
  • Wear pads
  • Air intake manifolds

Nylon 6/6 was the first nylon material available in rod, sheet, and tube form for industrial use. Since its introduction in 1946, it has become the most widely used nylon in American industry. The premium properties offered by Nylon 6/6 led to its broad acceptance in diverse industries, including food processing (it is FDA compliant and USDA approved), machining and electronics. Nylon 6/6 is the strongest, stiffest and has the highest melting point of any unmodified nylon processed by conventional extrusion techniques. It can replace such vastly different materials as steel and rubber because its properties – low friction, high strength, toughness and good abrasion resistance – lie between those of rubber and steel. It is this combination of properties rather than a single area of superiority which make Nylon 6/6 so useful for many different applications. Nylon 6/6 is produced in a wide range of forms and sizes to meet applicable military and association specifications.

Controlled Fluidics uses several varieties of Nylon, including:

  • 30% glass fiber reinforced Nylon 6/6 rod up to 3’’ diameter
  • Nylon ST801 (“Super Tough”) rod up to 2’’ diameter
  • UV stabilized Nylon 6/6 plate up to 1’’ thick
  • UV stabilized Nylon 6/6 rod up to 3.5’’ diameter
Grade Product Characteristics Common Applications
Nylon 6/6Strong, stiff, high melting point, low friction, good abrasion resistanceAerospace components, bearings, wheel, air intake manifolds

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