Allplastics Engineering offers a new type of cast nylon produced by the addition of a special oil to the polymer structure. Laboratory tests have proven that this second generation oil filled product dramatically reduces friction in comparison to standard cast nylon.
Oil filled nylon offers the following benefits over standard nylon:
- High degree of self lubrication
- Reduced coefficient of friction (up to 50%)
- Increased wear resistance (up to x10), due to less heat build up
- Reduced heat build up
- Reduced moisture absorption 5 % v 7 %
- Increased dimensional stability
Oil filled nylon is ideal for manufacturing unlubricated, highly loaded and slow moving parts, or machine parts where external lubrication is impossible. Oil filled nylon is also suitable for manufacturing textile machinery components where pollution by external lubrication has to be avoided.
Oil filled nylon is available in green or yellow, in sheets of 2000 x 1000mm, with a thickness of 10 to 50mm. Additionally, oil filled nylon is available as rods in diameters of 20 to 500mm, and as tubes of 80 to 500mm.