Cast Nylon

Cast Nylon is a thermoplastic material, that is made with anionic block polymerization. This plastic product bases on the raw material “Caprolactam”. By adding the activator and catalyst to the monomer caprolactam, a chemical reaction takes place – the polymerization. A physical process takes place at the same time -the crystallisation. The result is a highly molecular and highly crystalline nylon.

Due to the non-pressurized manufacturing process almost no internal stresses, which allows extensive possibilities of shaping. Polyamide is one of the most versatile construction materials and is now used successfully in many areas as a substitute for aluminum, bronze or steel.

Properties of Cast nylon

  • high impact strength
  • high mechanical strength, stiffness and hardness
  • good sliding properties
  • good chemical resistance
  • good damping properties
  • good machining properties
  • high degree of crystallinity
  • good sound-dampening properties
  • good resistance to wearl
  • Gute Kriechfestigkeit
  • good weldability
  • good electrical insulating properties

Application examples

  • sliding elements, plain bearings
  • drive wheels
  • container rollers
  • running and guide rollers
  • bearings and bushings of all kinds
  • pulleys, sheaves
  • gears
  • transport rollers
  • coiler mandrel
  • calender rolls
  • filter plates
  • augers
  • control curves
  • spur gears
  • shaking rods
  • spindle curve, stem nut
  • evaporator cores
  • sealing washers
  • Delivery pipes for hydraulic transport of solids like sand, gravel and dredging technology (JULON-Tubesystem)

Depending on the application, the already good material characteristics of nylon can be optimized by modification of the standard material.These include the addition of oils, MOS2, heat or thermal aging stabilizers, and additives for improving the impact resistance.

Bezeichnung BeschreibungFarbenEigenschaften
PA 6GCast nylonall available colorsgood mechanical strength, stiffness and hardness
PA 6G GOLCast nylon with Oil-Additivesall available colorsgood slide properties, high abraision resistance
PA 6G with MOS2Cast nylon with MOS2-Additiveblackgood slide properties, high abraision resistance
PA 6G GW (brown, black) stabilizedCast nylon with heat stabilizorbrownish, blackheat stabilized, UV-resistance improved
PA 6G HICast nylon high impactall available colorshigh impact resistance
PA 6G GPEGusspolyamid mit Festschmierstoffall available colorsgood slide properties, high abraision resistance
PA 6G Kalander CCast nylon for calandering Applicationsnatural, black, bluecalandering quality
PA 6G FG-NaturCast nylon with Foodgrade-Certificate EU10/2011naturalFoodgrade-Certificate EU10/2011
PA 6G FG-BlauCast nylon with Foodgrade-Certificate EU10/2011blueFoodgrade-Certificate EU10/2011