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Nylacast Nylube Cast Nylon 6, Lubricated (Blended Solid and Liquid Lubricant)
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Nylon (Polyamide PA); Nylon 6 (PA6)

Material Notes: Nylube was introduced into the Nylacast product range in 1989 as a logical progression to Oilon with already outstanding performance as a bearing material. Since that time, it has proved to be Nylacast’s supreme wear resisting grade and one of the most important developments from Nylacast in new materials. Nylube contains a combined liquid/solid lubricant system which allows for a coefficient of friction as low as 0.08. This is below that of almost any other polymer available at present. Nylube has substantially improved the wear resistance abilities compared to that of any other currently available lubricated grade of cast nylon, whilst retaining excellent physical property characteristics. The material is particularly suited to dry running bearing applications throughout a wide load, speed and temperature range (up to 120ºC). Like Oilon, Nylube is suitable for use in applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries.


  • Outstanding wear and abrasion resistance
  • Significantly improved PV characteristics
  • Improved operating temperature capability
  • Outstanding lubrication and low coefficient of friction
  • Greatly improved stick/slip capabilities
  • Wide load, speed and temperature operating range
  • Consistent wear performance throughout product life
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Reduced water absorption
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Blended solid/liquid lubricant system
  • FDA compliant for direct food contact applications
Typical Application:
  • Wear pads
  • Stabilisers
  • Stoppers
  • Pulleys
  • L-shape wear pads
  • Sheaves
  • Rollers
  • Sliders
  • Stoppers
  • Bushes
  • Slide pads
  • Bearings
  • Gears
  • Winches
  • 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, IEC 60695-11-10:2003-08
  • FDA
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Category Notes
PA, Polyamide

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