Product Description

What is Nylon?

Nylon engineering rod is a versatile and durable cylindrical material made from nylon plastic, renowned for its exceptional toughness, impact resistance, and suitability for many industrial applications.  Also known as Ertalon, Polyamide, Nylatron, Tecast T, Zytel,  Techtron

What are the properties of Nylon?

  • High toughness and impact resistance.
  • Excellent wear and abrasion resistance.
  • Good chemical resistance to oils, greases, and some solvents.
  • Low friction coefficient, making it suitable for bearing and sliding applications.
  • High strength and stiffness, especially in comparison to other plastics.
  • Relatively low moisture absorption, leading to dimensional stability.
  • Good electrical insulating properties.
  • Resistant to many common chemicals and alkalis.
  • Can withstand a wide range of temperatures, typically from -40°C to around 120°C (-40°F to 248°F) depending on the specific grade.
  • Versatile processing capabilities including machining, injection molding, and extrusion.
  • Available in various colors and formulations for specific applications.

Keep in mind that the specific properties can vary depending on the grade and manufacturer of the nylon material.

Is Nylon Plastic Rod Food Grade?

Nylon materials that are often considered food grade include Nylon 6 and Nylon 6/6.

How strong is Nylon?

Nylon engineering rods are known for their remarkable strength, typically boasting tensile strengths in the range of 10,000 to 15,000 psi (69 to 103 MPa). This impressive strength is particularly notable considering nylon’s relatively lightweight nature. It enables the material to withstand significant mechanical loads, making it suitable for a wide array of applications, such as gears, bearings, machine components, and structural parts. The specific strength can vary depending on the grade and formulation of the nylon, and it’s crucial to select the appropriate grade to match the demands of the intended application for optimal performance and longevity.

How does Nylon wear?

Nylon engineering rods are highly hard-wearing due to their exceptional abrasion resistance and durability, making them suitable for applications involving repeated friction, wear, and impact.

Can Nylon handle water and outdoor conditions?

Yes, nylon engineering rods generally have good water resistance and can withstand outdoor conditions well due to their low moisture absorption, durability, and resistance to UV degradation, making them suitable for outdoor applications.

Uses of Nylon:

  • Gears and sprockets in machinery.
  • Bearings and bushings.
  • Wear-resistant components.
  • Conveyor system parts.
  • Rollers and wheels.
  • Electrical insulators.
  • Automotive components.
  • Structural supports.
  • Fasteners and threaded components.
  • Food processing equipment parts.
  • Medical equipment components.
  • Marine hardware.
  • Sports equipment components.

Nylon engineering rods are chosen for these applications due to their strength, toughness, wear resistance, and versatility.

What colour is Nylon Engineering Rod?

It is a “Natural” colour which is cream/opaque, and can also be sourced in Black.

Environmental and end of life considerations

Nylon engineering rods can have a relatively long service life and can be recycled, contributing to environmental sustainability, but their end-of-life disposal may still involve challenges due to limited recycling infrastructure for certain grades.

Why choose BB Engineering Plastics as your Plastic Rod Supplier?

With 25+ years’ experience in the supply of engineering plastic sheet and rod, Busy Bee is proud of our ability to source and supply small batch quantities quickly and efficiently to the Australian market. So, if you are looking for cut to size engineering solid plastic rod supplier, Busy Bee is your one stop shop.

Check out our other Plastic options online:

Acetal Rod

PTFE Teflon Rod

Polycarbonate Flat Sheet

Not sure which option is best for you?  Please Contact Us and our friendly team will be happy to help.

DISCLAIMER: It’s always the clients decision to ensure that the materials are right for the specification.


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