Nylon 6/6

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

Why Choose Nylon 6/6?

  • High wear and abrasion resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Resilience and impact resistance
  • Non-abrasive to other materials
  • Noise dampening characteristics
  • Good electrical insulating properties
  • Resistance to alkalies and organic chemicals
  • Ease of fabrication
  • Able to operate with or without lubrication
  • FDA compliant
  • USDA approved
  • Light weight
  • Conformability

Does this sound like the right material for the job? Talk to our engineers, and get your project started today.