Nylon

Nylon ProductsConsidered to be one of the oldest engineering thermoplastics, Nylon has been tested and used for just short of 100 years. It features a nice balance of lightweight weight, strength and toughness and replaces a variety of materials from metal to rubber. Natural extended and cast Nylon grades conform to the FDA, USDA, and 3A-Dairy regulatory compliance standards. Both of these forms of Nylon are easy to order from Polymershapes, plastics distributors. We also stock standard grades including: Extruded, Unfilled, Glass Filled, Heat Stabilized, Lubricant Filled, Molybdenum Disulfide Filled, and Oil Filled.

We stock the follow Nylon sheet, rode, and tube products. Custom sizes can be quoted and ordered by contacting us. Cast Nylons and Oil Filled Nylon tube are available.

Standard ShapesSheet, Rod, Tube
SheetDimensions: 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″, 12″ x 48″, 24″ x 24″, 24″ x 48″, 48″ x 96″, 48″ x 120″
Thickness: 0.030″ – 4″
RodDiameter: 0.060″ – 12″
Length: 8′ – 10′
TubeOutside Diameter: 2″ – 8″
Length: 26″ – 96″

This important material was first synthesized by Dupont during WWII as a counter to commonly used silk materials. Researchers sought to produce a material that would replace silk, due to silk being difficult to import from Japan. For 9 years, Dupont’s research departments refined and tested this new material, and in 1939 it debuted at the World Fair in New York.

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