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Nylon 6: Cast Nylon 6 & Extruded Nylon 6 | Plastic Stockist

Plastic Stockist offers both cast and extruded nylon 6 in sheet, plate and rod. Nylon is one of the most widely used plastics today due to its exceptional bearing and wear properties. Nylon has replaced many traditional materials over the years such as steel, aluminium, bronze, wood and other metals.

Extruded Nylon 6 offers good mechanical strength, stiffness, toughness and wear resistance. These properties, together with good electrical insulating ability and good chemical resistance makes extruded nylon 6 a good general purpose grade for mechanical construction and maintenance.

Cast nylon 6 offers very similar properties to extruded nylon 66 plastic. It combines high strength, stiffness and hardness with good creep properties. Cast nylon 6 has excellent wear resistance properties, the natural finish is suitable for food contact making this ideal for food processing applications. Good impact resistance and noise dampening properties with the availability of larger sizes make cast nylon 6 an ideal material choice for machined parts. All Nylons can also be easily machined.

Common uses for Nylon 6

Nylon 6 is a versatile plastic and used extensively as a general purpose plastic for applications in mechanical construction and maintenance. Nylon 6 in the natural finish is FDA approved and is used in many applications in the food processing industry. Application examples for Nylon 6 include bearings, gears, nuts, wheels, valve seats, rollers, piston guides, damping plates, rope pulleys and washers.