Nylon Plastic (PA)

Benefits of Nylon (Polyamide) Plastic Injection MoldingNylon Plastic Injection Molding

Nylon plastic (PA) is a synthetic thermoplastic polymer commonly used in injection molding applications. It’s a versatile, durable, flexible material often used to as a more affordable alternative other materials like silk, rubber, and latex. Some other benefits of nylon polyamide include:

  • High melting temperature
  • Low friction
  • High tensile strength
  • Resistance to chemicals and abrasions

The chemical composition of Nylon gives it a high melting point, making it an excellent alternative to metal components in high-temperature environments, like car engines and other types of high-friction machinery. Like other thermoplastic materials, nylon plastic turns to liquid at its melting point rather than burning, meaning it can be melted down and remolded or recycled. Nylon material also doesn’t heat up easily when used in high friction applications.

Nylon is usually combined with other materials to improve various qualities. For example, filling nylon with glass fibers increases its tensile strength while also making it less flexible and more brittle.

With plastic injection molding, Retlaw casts glass-reinforced nylon plastic into the components you need for your industry.

Get Custom Nylon Plastic Parts

Properties of Nylon Plastic (PA):

Name Nylon (PA), or Nylon Polyamide
Chemical Formula (C12H22N2O2)n
Melting Point (°C) ~220°C
Tensile Strength ~11,000 psi
Impact Strength ~0.6 fit-lb/in notched Izod
Hardness Level (Rockwell) R115
Flexural Modulus ~16,000 psi

Uses for Nylon Plastics in Everyday LifeNylon Rope

Nylon is an extremely versatile plastic material. Along with industrial and mechanical uses, Nylon is commonly used for a variety of products, including:

  • Fabric and clothing
  • Fiber for ropes and threads
  • Rubber reinforcement (such as for car tires)
  • Food packaging films
  • Filament for toothbrushes
  • Fishing line
  • And much more

With plastic injection molding, nylon polyamide can be cast into gears, bushings, plastic bearings, and other components for mechanical equipment like engines.

Nylon Plastic (PA) Injection Molding from Retlaw Industries

If you need components with a high melting point and low friction, as well as resistance to chemicals and abrasion, nylon plastic is an excellent choice. Contact Retlaw Industries to design and manufacture your OEM components, such as:

Retlaw’s professional machinists, assemblers, and quality control specialists will ensure your injection molded Nylon products are made to your exact specifications. Contact us today to get a quote on our thermoplastic parts for your particular industry. 

Contact the Nylon (PA) plastic manufacturers at Retlaw Industries for a quote on injection molding.
For over 40 years, Retlaw has produced quality injection molding tools which has led us into thermoplastic injection molding for a wide variety of industries. With over 19 injection molding machines, decades of collective experience, and over 50,000 square feet under roof and room to expand, we are always ready for your new projects.
Learn More
Let’s get together and build a solution.