Nylon is one of the most commonly used engineering thermoplastics. It is an outstanding combination of mechanical properties like toughness, low coefficient of friction and good abrasion resistance. It is being an ideal replacement for a wide range of materials from metal to rubber because of its cost.
Glass-Filled Nylon is created by adding powdered glass to the nylon resin or by extruding the plastic with glass fibers. The variants exhibit increased structural, impact strength and rigidity. The inclusion of glass fibers to nylon in various amounts 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% increases tensile strength, stiffness, compressive strength and low thermal expansion coefficient over conventional unfilled grades.
By varying the conditions through the addition of various additives, fillers, lubricants, and colorants during polymerization, the mechanical properties of cast nylon may be altered to suit specific applications. Formulations include molybdenum-disulfide filled, moly and oil-filled (blue), and glass-filled grades. Variants within these nylon grades are available to match specific application demands such as FDA compliance, Internally lubricated, heat stabilized, UV stabilized, anti-static, fire retardant, or impact modified.