Nylon (polyamide)


  • Tough
  • Low coef­fi­cient of friction
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Ideal replace­ment for bronze bear­ings or bushings
  • Some ver­sions are heat-stable and FDA-compliant
  • Translu­cent
  • UV-resistant

Com­mon uses

  • Rollers
  • Wear pads
  • Gears
  • Noz­zles
  • Sound damp­en­ing
  • Sprock­ets
  • Star wheels


Mate­r­ial Specifications

ASTM or UL test Prop­erty Nylon 6
D792 Den­sity (g/cm3) 1.13
D570 Water absorp­tion, 24 hrs (%) 2.9
D638 Ten­sile strength (psi) -
D638 Ten­sile mod­u­lus (psi) -
D638 Ten­sile elon­ga­tion at break (%) No break
D790 Flex­ural strength (psi) No yield
D790 Flex­ural mod­u­lus (psi) 1.5
D2240 Hard­ness, Rockwell R104
D256 Izod notched impact (ft-lb/in) 2.2
D696 Coef­fi­cient of lin­ear ther­mal
expan­sion (x 10–5 in/in/F°)
4.5 x 10–5
D648 Heat deflec­tion temp at 264 psi (F°) 340
D3418 Melt­ing temp (F°) -
- Max oper­at­ing temp (F°/C°) -
C177 Ther­mal con­duc­tiv­ity
(BTU-in/ft2–h– F°)
UL94 Flam­ma­bil­ity rating -
D149 Dielec­tric strength (V/mil)short time, ⅛” thick -
D150 Dielec­tric con­stant at 60 Hz 7.2
D150 Dis­si­pa­tion fac­tor at 60 Hz -
D257 Vol­ume resis­tiv­ity (ohm/cm) at 50% RH 1012

These are typ­i­cal val­ues for ref­er­ence and com­par­i­son only. They should not be used as a basis for design spec­i­fi­ca­tions or qual­ity con­trol. Con­tact us for the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ com­plete mate­r­ial prop­erty datasheets. All val­ues were taken at 73°F (23°C) unless oth­er­wise noted.

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