Nylatron® GS Nylon

Nylatron® GS is a cast Nylon 6 with MsO2 as a solid lubricant filler that exhibits outstanding toughness, low coefficient of friction and good abrasion resistance making it an ideal replacement for a wide variety of materials from metal to rubber. Nylatron® GS reduces lubrication requirements, eliminates galling, corrosion and improves wear resistance. It has high impact strength as well as sound dampening characteristics. It is an excellent choice for wheels, rollers and cable pulleys.

Nylatron® GS is easily fabricated into precision parts using standard metalworking equipment. Tolerances of +/-.002 are easily achieved with experience.  Broad size range availability and a variety of extruded and cast nylon grades are available to match specific application demands.

Specification Test Value Units
Specific Gravity, 73°F  D792  1.16
Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F  D638  12,500 psi
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F  D638  480,000 psi
Tensile Elongation (at break), 73°F  D638  25 %
Flexural Strength, 73°F  D790  17,000 psi
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity  D790  460,000 psi
Shear Strength, 73°F  D732  10,500 psi
Compressive Strength – Ultimate  300 psi
Compressive Strength at 2% Deformation  300 psi
Compressive Strength at 10% Deformation  D695  1,000 psi
Deformation Under Load %
Compressive Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F  D695  420,000
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Modulus) psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Yield) psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Ultimate) psi
Hardness, Durometer (Shore “D” scale)  D2240  D85
Hardness, Rockwell (Scale as noted)  D785  115 Rockwell R
Izod Impact, Notched @ 73°F  D256 Type “A”  .5 ft.lbs/in. of notch
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Static  .25
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Dynamic  PTM 55007  .20
Maximum Static Bearing Load (P)  300 psi
Maximum Unlubricated No Load Bearing Velocity (V)  30 ft/minute
Maximum Limiting PV (Unlubricated)  5,000 psi x ft/min.
Wear Factor “K” x 10-10  90 Cubic in.-min/ft.lbs.hr
Sand Wheel Wear/Abrasion Test UHMW=100
Minimum Mating Surface Hardness Rockwell (Brinnell)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion  E-831 (TMA)  4.0 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion // to Laminates  4.0 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion I to Laminates  4.0 in/in/°F x 10-5
Softening Point °F
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi  D648  200 °F
Embrittlement Temperature °F Min.
Continuous Service Temperature in Air  220 °F Max.
Short Term Service Temperature  260 °F Max.
Tg-Glass Transition (Amorphous) °F
Melting Point (Crystaline) Peak  D3418  500 °F
Thermal Conductivity  F433  1.7 BTU-in/(hr/ft2°F)
Dielectric Strength Short Term  D149  350 Volts/mil
Volume Resistivity  D257  >1013 ohm/cm
Surface Resistivity ohm/cm
Dielectric Constant, 106 Hz
Dissipation Factor, 106 Hz
Flammability @ 3.1mm(1/8 in.) UL94  UL 94  V-2
Arc Resistance seconds
Water Absorption, Immersion 24 Hours  D570 (2)  .3 %
Water Absorption, Immersion Saturation  D570 (2)  7.0 %
Machinability Rating  3 1=easy, 10=difficult
Rod Diameter Availability (Off the Shelf)  1.0  6.0 inches
Sheet Thickness Availability (Off the Shelf)  .125  3.0 inches
Characteristics / Attributes  Excellent toughness / High strength and impact resistance / High moisture absorption