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Black Nylon Rod (6)

PA - Polyamide

Other common trade names: Ertalon


Nylon Rod can be machined much easier and quicker than materials such as Bronze or Brass which have traditionally been chosen in past years.

Nylon Rod is also much lighter in weight than Bronze which can help dramatically with reduced labour costs and reduced risks of injury connected with some longer bearings and components. Nylon Rod is normally specified for bearings etc as the wear and abrasion resistance is very good, it is also used for pulleys and bushes, this is because it can withstand high pressure due to its very high strength, in fact it can withstand up to one tonne per square inch. 

Key Benefits:
  • High mechanical strength
  • Good fatigue resistance
  • High mechanical damping ability
  • Good sliding properties
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Can be bonded with modern adhesives
  • Excellent oil and chemical resistance
  • Shock resistance and absorption
  • Sleeve and slide bearings
  • Wear pads
  • Support and guide wheels
  • Conveyor rollers
  • Tension rollers
  • Sleeves for wheels and rollers
  • Pulleys and pulley linings
  • Bushes


Note: Nylon Rod finds difficult in damp or wet conditions where tight tolerances are also important, this is because Nylon Rod is hydroscopic which means that it will absorb moisture causing the material to expand, this may not be a problem but in tight tolerance applications this slight expansion may cause binding issues.