Nylatron vs Polymer PTFE/FEP Machining

Nylatron is a tradename for a family of nylon plastics, typically filled with molybdenum disulfide lubricant powder. It is used to cast plastic parts for machines, because of its mechanical properties and wear-resistance.

PTFE (polytetrefluoroethylene) is a soft, low friction fluoropolymer with outstanding chemical  and weathering resistance. PTFE is stable at temperatures up to 500oF and it is often used in high temperature environments. PTFE also has excellent electrical insulating properties.


Comparison of Nylatron and Polymer PTFE/FEP Property Values


Material Applications

Nylatron:Metals Processing;Pulp and Paper;Marine;Valves;Pumps;Textiles;Food Processing;Bearings;Metal Forming;Mining Equipment;Material Handling;Bottling;Equipment;Oil Field Applications;Packaging Equipment;Food Processing;Wear Strips.

Polymer PTFE/FEP:Cabling solutions;Non lubricated bearings;O-rings;Seals;Capacitors;Semiconductor manufacturing;High temperature electrical parts;Gaskets;Valve components.

Material Properties

Nylatron:Excellent wear resistance;High mechanical strength;Machinability.

Polymer PTFE/FEP:Excellent dielectric properties;Inertness to most chemicals;High heat and chemical resistance;Very low coeffiecient of friction;Excellent radiation resistance;Zero moisture absorption;Relatively insensitive to power frequency;Machinability.

Post time: Feb-14-2018