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Nylacast Oilon Cast Nylon 6, Lubricated (Lubricant Oil Filled)
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Nylon (Polyamide PA); Nylon 6 (PA6)

Material Notes: Oilon was a break through of the first magnitude in the world of cast nylons, developed in the early 70s by Nylacast and introduced to the market in 1974. Oilon was the very first authentic lubricated Nylon, having a blended liquid lubricant system built in during the process stages, which obviously resulted in a substantial increase in bearing life, 5 times that of Natural cast nylon and 25 times that of phosphor bronze! The lubricant contained within the material will not drain, machine, spin, leech or dry out and never needs replenishment. A uniformed distribution of the lubricant throughout the product guarantees a constant performance over the whole service life and improvements in rate of wear, sliding frictional properties, abrasion resistance and stick slip performance are just a few of the benefits offered by this material. Oilon has been successful in considerably enlarging the application possibilities of nylons in many areas and specifically that of unlubricated moving parts. Oilon has acquired an unmatchable track record over the past 40 years and continues to go from strength to strength, for Nylacast has over this period produced thousands of tons of Oilon and the trend continues. There have been many imitators over the years since Oilon has been introduced, however, Oilon has not yet been equalled by its rivals and remains the premier oil-lubricated nylon available from any source. Oilon is suitable for use in applications in both the food and pharmaceutical industries.


  • First authentic lubricated nylon
  • Improved wear and abrasion resistance
  • Improved PV characteristics
  • Improved coefficient of friction and stick/slip characteristics
  • Consistent wear performance throughout product life
  • Reduced water absorption
  • Excellent mechanical, thermal and chemical resistance properties
  • Good dimensional stability
  • FDA compliant for direct food contact applications
  • Blended liquid lubricant system
Typical Application:
  • Wear pads
  • Support rails
  • Sheaves
  • Rollers
  • Guide plates
  • Bearings
  • Spacers
  • Pulleys
  • Spacers
  • Brake blocks
  • Conveyor rail
  • Pipe Clamps
  • Gears
  • Bushes
  • Wear Strips
  • Bespoke Components

Information provided by Nylacast Ltd.

Available Properties
  • Density, ISO 1183:1987, method A
  • Water Absorption, ISO 62:1999, Immersion @ 23°C
  • Moisture Absorption at Equilibrium, ISO 62:1999, 50% RH, 23°C
  • Water Absorption at Saturation, ISO 62:1999, Immersion @ 23°C
  • Hardness, Shore D, ISO 868:2003
  • Tensile Strength, Yield, ISO 527-1/2:1993, Sample Type 1B, 50mm/min
  • Elongation at Break, ISO 527-1/2:1993, Type 1B, 50mm/min
  • Tensile Modulus, ISO 527-1/2:1993, E-modulus; Type 1B, 50mm/min
  • Flexural Strength, ISO 178:2001, 1.5mm/min
  • Flexural Modulus, ISO 178:2001, 1.5mm/min
  • Compressive Strength, ISO 604:2002, Type B, 5mm/min
  • Compressive Modulus, ISO 604:2002, Type B, 5mm/min
  • Izod Impact, Notched (ISO), ISO 180:2000, Type A
  • Coefficient of Friction, Dynamic, 31.4m/min
  • K Factor (Wear Factor), [m*3/Nm], 31.4m/min
  • Volume Resistivity, IEC 60093:1980-01
  • Surface Resistance, IEC 60093:1980-01
  • Dielectric Constant, IEC 60250:1969-01
  • Dielectric Constant, IEC 60250:1969-01
  • Dielectric Strength, IEC 60243-1:1998-01
  • Dissipation Factor, IEC 60250:1969-01
  • Comparative Tracking Index, IEC 60112:2003-01
  • CTE, linear, ISO 11359-2:1999
  • Thermal Conductivity, ISO 8301:1991, Mean T = 20°C
  • Melting Point
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air, Intermittent
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air, Continuous
  • Deflection Temperature at 1.8 MPa (264 psi), ISO 75
  • Minimum Service Temperature, Air, Intermittent
  • Minimum Service Temperature, Air, Continuous
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, ISO 11359:1999
  • Flammability, UL94
  • FDA
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PA, Polyamide

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