Nylon / Polyamide (PA)

Polyamide which is commonly known as nylon is available in both cast (PA6G) and extruded (PA6 & PA66) with many additive options to provide a solutions for individual applications.

Nylon (polyamide) is a hard wearing versatile material that is perfectly suited to most high impact, high load, wear applications. It is the best all-round general purpose engineering thermoplastic polymer.

Nylon is available in many grades, in sheet, rod and tube stock.

Advantages

  • High Impact Resistance
  • High Load Capabilities
  • Great abrasion resistance
  • Low co-efficient of friction
  • High Mechanical Strength
  • Good Chemical Resistance

Applications

  • Gears and Sprockets
  • Bushes and Bearings
  • Conveyor Decks
  • Guides
  • Rollers
  • Supports
  • Pulleys & Sheaves

Grades

  • Unfilled
  • Oil filled for low friction & wear Resistance
  • MoS2 for wear resistance & strength retention
  • Food grade
  • Heat stabilised
  • Impact modified
  • Special highly lubricated

Industries

  • Mining
  • Timber & Forestry
  • Waste Water and sewage treatment (STP)
  • Rail, Trucks and Transport
  • Construction & Building
  • Packaging
  • Bottle & Beverage
  • Crane, Hoist & Lifting
  • Poultry

Nylon Sheets Help Build the Modern World

As a material, nylon came into its own during the war years when silk for stockings was in short supply. But to say that was the only application for this versatile plastic is to miss a myriad of possibilities. Today, you can buy nylon sheets for use in many industries, including (but not limited to): mining; timber and forestry; rail and transport; construction and packaging.

A Range of Capabilities Leads to A Range of Uses

Known to the chemical world as "polyamide," nylon can be cast or extruded into forms that suit a variety of applications which would completely get the best of a lesser material. Hard-wearing and
versatile, it’s the best general-purpose engineering polymer for high-impact, high-load situations.

Aside from its high load capabilities and impact resistance, polyamide is low-abrasion, meaning that it produces low friction when moulded into machine parts like wheels, gears, and cogs. As a chemically resistant material, it is well-suited for containing highly reactive substances that might dissolve other materials.

Nylon can be further sub-categorised into different grades for performance requirements in various applications. It can be food grade, heat-stabilised, or impact modified. It can be oil-filled for low
friction and wear resistance. Adding the inorganic compound MoS2 reinforces its strength and lowers friction, as well as providing semiconductor capabilities for use in electronics. Thanks to the lightweight flexibility of the material, computer manufacturers often rely on nylon for use in the conducting cables that attach laptop screens to their motherboards.

Polyamide sheets even have uses that are positively out-of- this-world. Look at pictures of NASA spacecraft such as the IKAROS probe, and you'll see that its billowing solar sails – used to power the
craft in deep space – are made from sheets of nylon.

Buy Nylon Sheets From a 100% Australian-Owned Company

Solutions In Plastic offers nylon sheets for sale with the pride of being 100% Australian owned and operated. You can buy nylon sheets with confidence, knowing that our team goes to great lengths to
ensure customer satisfaction, whether through the peerless quality of our work, our attentive and responsive customer service, or our competitive pricing.

Our polyamide sheets are part of an expansive product line that serves businesses, organisations, and individuals throughout Australia. Our machining and fabrication capabilities are among the most
advanced in the industry and include Routing, CNC & Manual lathes, spindle moulding & milling capabilities. From one-off parts to large-scale product runs, no job is too large or too small for the skilled plastic technicians at Solutions In Plastic.

Further, the dedicated plastic machinists in our fabrication shop understand the unique challenges of engineering plastics and ensure that all machining work is performed at our in-house shop to guard against contamination.

If your goal is to find nylon sheets for sale in Australia, give us a call or fill out the information on our contact page, and a member of our team will get back in touch with you to see how we can provide the perfect solution for your engineered plastic needs.