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Nylon & Acetal Shapes

Wear Pad Grade Applications

Quadrant EPPÕs new NylatronĀ® WP is an economical option of a high-performance material developed specifically for wear pad grade applications. It has superior wear-resistance, low-friction and stress-free properties that make it a viable choice for demanding applications and extending the life of parts.

Designed for durability and sustainability, Nylatron WP is made with QuadrantÕs proprietary self-lubricating Nylon 6 formation that outlasts standard cast nylons (Type 6 Nylon) in wear applications. With less downtime and reduced maintenance, end-users benefit from the increased performance and productivity, saving time and money.

Nylatron WP is lighter weight than metal which helps to reduce chatter and the loss of control, or stick slip that is associated with it. Recognized for its toughness and good abrasion resistance properties, Nylatron WP provides noise reduction and corrosion resistance.

Because it can withstand higher loads, Nylatron WP can reduce or possibly eliminate the need for costly lubrication systems and keep equipment running efficiently. Nylon, which is inherently impact resistant, is used in wear pad applications because of its low friction properties. Nylatron WP and QuadrantÕs Nylatron product line are easily machined and quickly fabricated.

For more information, contact Kim Imes, Quadrant EPP, 2120 Fairmont Avenue, Reading, PA 19612, 800-366-0310/610-320-6709, Fax: 800-366-0301, E-mail:, Web:

Increased Production Capacity & New Cutting Capabilities

GEHR Plastics Inc., a worldwide leader in the extrusion of semifinished thermoplastics, has added more production equipment and a new 18ā€¯ CNC Band Saw on the heels of their recent 26,500 ft. expansion. GEHR offers acetal rod in copolymer black and natural. Electrostatic dissipative and solid lubricant filled versions are also available. Acetal rod is available from 1/4" to 20" in natural and black color in 4- and 8-foot lengths in addition to the standard 5- and 10-foot lengths. Acetal ESd rod is offered from 1" to 3" in natural color. Sheets are sized 24" x 96" and 48" x 120" from 1/4" to 8" in natural and black color. GEHR also extrudes rod, slab, profiles and tube in a wide range of thermoplastics.

For more information, contact Bill Shields, GEHR Plastics USA, 24 Creek Circle, Boothwyn, PA 19061, 800- PVC-GEHR/610-497-8941, Fax: 610-497-8901, E-mail:, Web:

Stock Shape Acetals & Nylons

Ensinger offers a wide range of engineering plastics that are ideal for machining a variety of parts. Produced in ISO 9001:2008 certified facilities from premium grade resins, Ensinger materials show consistently low internal stress that leads to dimensional stability and the ability to hold tighter tolerances. Based on the application, designers can choose from several popular brand name products, including DELRINĀ®, TECAFORMĀ®, TECAMIDĀ®, and TECASTĀ®.

DELRIN and TECAFORM are acetal products that are used extensively in bushings, bearings, pulleys, and other wear products. TECAFORM, an acetal copolymer can be found in general industrial bushings, rollers, and pulleys. EnsingerÕs DELRIN shapes are made from homopolymer resin manufactured by DuPont. They offer superior tensile properties, fatigue endurance, and creep resistance when compared to acetal copolymers. It is ideal for use in surface wear applications on conveyors such as bushings, fittings, and impellers. It has excellent chemical resistance to hydrocarbons, solvents, and natural chemicals. Both products exhibit low moisture absorption.

TECAMID and TECAST are nylon products. TECAMID, used in bushings, bearings, pulleys, and other wear parts, is extruded nylon that is chemical resistant to hydrocarbons, ketones, and esters. TECAST, a cast nylon, provides an excellent combination of bearing properties, toughness, strength, and lightweight. Stock shapes of TECAST are available in almost limitless size range and can be cast to custom specifications.

For more information, contact Bruce Dickinson, Ensinger, Inc., 365 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington, PA 15301, 800-243-3221/856-227-0500, Fax: 724-746-9209, E-mail:, Web:

Smaller Rod & Larger

Nylatech, Inc. now offers cast nylon rod in 36" down to 3/4" diameter and tube in 52" lengths up to 24" outer diameter. Specializing in manufacturing cast nylon 6 and 6/12 as rod, sheet and tubular bar as well as finished or semi-finished custom cast components, Nylatech offers a variety of grades including NylatechĀ® Oil, PVM, SL and Nythaneā„¢. These materials offer a range of properties from selflubricating with a low coefficient of friction to increased impact resistance.

For more information, contact Calvin Petersen, Nylatech, Inc., P.O. Box 455, Everson, WA 98247, 800-506-9566/360-966-2838, Fax: 360-966-2838, E-mail:, Web:

Copolymer Acetal

Rochling Engineering Plastics SUSTARINĀ® C (Acetal) is a general purpose copolymer acetal that is porosity free. The technology used in their manufacturing process ensures that every sheet and rod is free of centerline or core porosity. SUSTARIN C is easily machined with excellent dimensional stability for close tolerance parts. A low coefficient of friction and excellent wear properties, especially in wet or moist environments, make it easy to see why SUSTARIN C is one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics available today.

They offer the following certification for their acetal: ASTM POM 0211, D6778, FDA21 CFR 177.2470, ASTM POM 211, D 6100 and the material is USDA compliant.

For more information, contact Birgit Moecks, Rochling Engineering Plastics, 903 Gastonia Technology Parkway Dallas, NC 28034, 704-884-3506, Fax: 704-922-1835, E-mail:, Web:

Stock Shapes

Quantum Polymers manufactures and sells engineering plastic and high performance plastic stock shape products. Engineering plastic material offerings include acetal and nylon. These materials are available in unfilled, electrostatic dissipative and carbon/glass/teflon fiber-reinforced grades. Quantum specializes in offering stock shape high performance materials in short delivery times, custom sizes and low minimums. Quantum also develops custom stock shape products for the most demanding applications - those that require physical, mechanical and electrical properties beyond the reach of standard off-the-shelf plastics products.

Their state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest manufacturing and logistics technology to produce cost effective, high quality products with unparalleled flexibility in delivery time.

For the past 26 years, Quantum has successfully deployed plastic materials in the aerospace, bio-medical, energy, food processing, healthcare, semiconductor and transportation industries.

For more information, contact Ellen Witherspoon, Quantam Polymers, 211 Executive Drive, Suite 1, Newark, DE 19702, 877-737-7012/302-737-7012, Fax: 302-737-7035, E-mail:, Web:

Extruded Stock Shapes

Hi-Tech Profiles, specializes in the extrusion of all engineered thermoplastic materials in sizes ranging from 0.050" to 2.5" OD. The company offers an extensive line of tubing, hollow rod, and bushing stock in nylon and acetal that is in stock and available for immediate shipment. Custom sizes are quoted upon request with over twenty different materials to choose from including; ECTFE, Polycarbonate, PVDF and Polysulfone. Custom cutting and printing are available upon request. Co-extruded tubing with two and three layer construction, in sizes ranging up to 1" OD, is also available.

For more information, contact Brian McGregor, Hi-Tech Profiles, Inc., 15 Gray Lane, Ashaway, RI 02804, 800-342-5495, Fax: 401-377-2423, E-mail:, Web:

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