Nylon/ Nylatron
Trade Names
Nylon, Ertalon, Nylatron
Sheets, Rods, Tubes
Natural (White/Cream/Ivory), Black, Grey-Black, Green, Blue
Similar Plastics
Acetal, Oil Filled Nylon

Nylatron GSMNylatron NaturalGlass Filled Nylon

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Nylon & Nylatron Plastic Rods & Sheets

Nylon Sheet and Nylon Rod have become the most well known engineering plastics due to their excellent properties. Nylon rod and sheet act as an all rounder product and are capable of many situations, being a safe and dependable plastic.

Nylon sheets, plates, tubes or rods within the polyamides, are commonly referred to as "nylon", each with distinguishable differences between the types. The most important ones are: Nylon PA 6, PA 66, PA 11 and PA 12. The differences in physical properties which exist between these types of nylons are mainly determined by the composition and the structure of their molecular chains.

Nylon 6 is perhaps the most popular used nylon grade used throughout Europe due to its properties, and Nylon sheet is particularly easy to machine, be it through automated machines or manual machinery. Ertalon and Nylatron are the brand names for Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 grades.

What is the difference between cast and extruded Nylons?

The main difference lies in the manufacturing process. Cast polyamide products are manufactured by means of a chemical reaction process. This allows products with extremely large dimensions and custom cast parts to be manufactured. Water absorption and dimensional changes are lower in CAST. The crystallinity is greater so that wear resistance and machinability are better. Extruded absorbs more moisture and is thus tougher and has greater impact and vibration damping properties.

What effects to glass and carbon fibre additives have on plastics?

The initial aim is to increase values for strength and rigidity, especially at high temperatures. The plastic becomes harder and has lower elongation, i.e. it is less elastic and breaks when strained. Improved dimensional stability and tighter tolerances can be achieved. The coefficient of thermal expansion is significantly lower. In some cases there are similarities with aluminium or steel. During machining operations the fibre additives cause increased tool wear.

Extruded Nylon & Cast Nylon Characteristics

  • High mechanical strength, stiffness, hardness and toughness
  • Good fatigue resistance
  • High mechanical damping ability
  • Good sliding properties
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Good electrical resistance
  • High resistance against high energy radiation (gamma and X-rays)
  • Good machinability