Nylatron® GSM Blue
- Broadest size range availability
- Good mechanical and electrical properties
- Ideal balance of strength and toughness
- Many grade options: FDA compliant, internally lubricated, heat stabilized
- Cast as finished parts and near net shapes (nylon 6)
The first cast nylon to combine both molybdenum disulphid (MoS) and oil for the load capacity of Nylatron GSM PA6, plus improved frictional characteristics. It excels in higher pressures, and at low speeds-up to 40 fpm. It offers 20% lower coefficient of friction, 50% greater limiting PV, and a lower "k" factor than Nylatron GSM PA6, making it ideal for slide pads, thrust washers and trunion bearings. Nylatron GSM Blue PA6 should be considered for any oil-filled nylon application. It is dark blue in colour.
Nylons can absorb up to 7% (by weight) water under high humidity or submerged in water. This can result in dimensional changes up to 2% and a corresponding reduction of physical properties. Proper design techniques can frequently compensate for this factor.