POLYAMID WITH EMBEDDED LUBRICANT
Sustaglide®, a specially formulated
cast polyamide with an embedded thermoplastic lubricant additive, is available
from Sustaplast Engineered Plastics. Lubricity is enhanced reducing the
coefficient of friction lower than that of conventional materials. For example,
the material combines the outstanding mechanical and thermal properties of cast
nylon with the excellent sliding properties of polyethylene.
Successful applications are typically found
in machinery, conveyors, etc., in industries such as: food processing, beverage
and bottling, chemical processing, electronics manufacturing and assembly, among
others. The material is most cost-effective in applications where resistance to
wear is crucial. Other characteristics include: exceptional abrasion, impact and
chemical resistance and low deformation under load. It resists temperature
extremes and hostile environments.
Sustaglide®'s material specific gravity
is 1.14 g/cm3, tensile strength is 80 N/mm2 and Shore hardness is 82.
Application temperature range is -40°F to 221°F (-40°C to
105°C). It is supplied in a wide range of sheets, tubes and rods, plus
custom shapes and sizes. Intricately designed parts made from the material are
either machined or molded from resin.
For more information, contact Mark
Bogin, Sustaplast, L.P., 170 Rodeo Drive, Edgewood, NY 11717, 631-242-0175,
800-832-6787, Fax 516-242-5121, Web: www.sustaplast.com.