High Wear Resistance and Low Friction

Nylatron® is a brand of nylon 6/6-based engineering plastics known for their exceptional strength, durability, and self-lubricating properties. Widely used in industrial high P-V (pressure-velocity) applications, Nylatron materials offer high wear resistance and low friction, making them suitable for bearings, gears, and other mechanical components.

Why Nylatron®

Why Nylatron®

Nylatron® is suitable for many applications due to its excellent combination of properties, including high strength, wear resistance, and self-lubricating characteristics. Nylatron's® ability to withstand heavy loads, reduce friction, and endure in challenging environments makes it a preferred choice for manufacturing components like bearings, gears, bushings, rollers, and other mechanical parts where durability and smooth operation are crucial.

Characteristics and Properties

Nylatron® is used in diverse industries where applications require high P-V (pressure-velocity). Markets include manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, and more, where its combination of strength, wear resistance, and self-lubricating properties can provide significant benefits to the performance and longevity of components and systems. Characteristics and properties found across the product line include:

  • Very high strength, stiffness, and durability
  • Superior wear resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Electrically insulative
  • Machinable
  • Good thermal properties
  • Excellent Toughness
  • Noise reduction
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Weight reduction (vs metal)

Markets and Applications



Aerospace applications involve the use of Nylatron® in aircraft components such as bearings, bushings, and sliding pads, where its strength and self-lubrication qualities are essential for reliable and efficient performance. Common applications include:

  • Bearings and bushings for flight control systems
  • Sliding pads and wear strips
  • Gears and actuator components
  • Guide rails and rollers for aircraft interiors
Automotive and Mobility

Automotive and Mobility

Nylatron® finds application in the automotive industry for manufacturing thrust washers, timing gears, suspension bushings, and other parts that require high strength, durability, and low friction. Typical applications include:

  • Thrust washers
  • Valve seals
  • Timing gears
  • Suspension bushings
  • Bearings and bushings for transmission systems
  • Lifter guides
  • Engine components
Construction and Building

Construction and Building

Nylatron® is used in architectural hardware, window and door rollers, and machinery components in the construction and building sector. Some typical applications include:

  • Window and door rollers
  • Architectural hardware components
  • Conveyor systems for construction materials
  • Gears and bearings for construction machinery
Energy and Power Generation

Energy and Power Generation

In the energy and power generation industry, Nylatron® is utilized for power transmission equipment like gears and sprockets, thanks to its wear resistance and durability. Some typical applications include:

  • Gears and sprockets for power transmission
  • Bearings for wind turbine systems
  • Bushings for hydroelectric power equipment
  • Conveyor components for coal and biomass handling


Nylatron® is widely employed in industrial manufacturing for producing components like gears, bushings, rollers, and wear pads. Its exceptional wear resistance and self-lubricating properties contribute to smoother operations and extended product lifespans. Common applications include:

  • Gears and gear racks
  • Bearings and bushings
  • Rollers and pulleys
  • Wear pads and slide plates
  • Conveyor chain, sprockets, and components
  • Caster wheels
  • Actuator levers


Nylatron® is utilized in marine applications for bushings, bearings, and other parts that need to withstand saltwater exposure and harsh marine environments. Some typical applications include:

  • Bearings and bushings for marine propulsion systems
  • Deck hardware components
  • Seals and gaskets for marine applications
  • Rollers for marine winches and cranes
Medical Devices

Medical Devices

Nylatron's® combination of properties makes it suitable for medical equipment components like gears, bearings, and instrument parts, where precision and reliability are crucial. Some typical applications include:

  • Gears and drives for medical equipment
  • Bearings and bushings for imaging systems
  • Components for surgical instruments
  • Conveyor system parts for automated medical processes
Mining and Heavy Machinery

Mining and Heavy Machinery

Nylatron's® toughness and wear resistance are advantageous for mining equipment components such as gears, rollers, and bushings. Some typical applications include:

  • Gears and bushings for mining equipment
  • Rollers and bearings for conveyor systems
  • Wear pads for earthmoving machinery
  • Components for crushing and grinding equipment
Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas

Nylatron's® chemical resistance and self-lubricating attributes make it suitable for components in drilling equipment, valves, and pumps used in the oil and gas sector. Some typical applications include:

  • Valve seals
  • Pump components and impellers
  • Gears and couplings for drilling equipment
  • Bushings for offshore platform machinery
Textile and Packaging

Textile and Packaging

Nylatron's® self-lubricating and low friction properties are valuable for components in textile machinery, packaging equipment, and printing applications. Some typical applications include:

  • Rollers and guides for textile processing equipment
  • Conveyor system components for packaging lines
  • Bearings and bushings for printing machinery
  • Gears for paper and cardboard processing
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