Nylon is easy to fabricate and has many superior properties compared to other materials. Nylon is used in a number of parts such as bearings, bushings, washers, seals, gears, guides, rollers, wear plates, fasteners, insulators, forming dies, sleeves, liners, cooling fans, etc. Nylon's properties include high wear and abrasion resistance, with low coefficient of friction and high strength to weight ratio. Nylon has corrosion resistance to alkalis and organic chemicals. Nylon is non-abrasive to other materials, has noise dampening characteristics and is also a good electrical insulator.
This is used in applications requiring higher compressive strength and rigidity than standard unfilled Nylon. Nylon is significantly strengthened by the addition of glass fibers. The added glass provides stability and rigidity, but reduces the non-lubricated wear properties. For instance, 30% Glass-Filled Nylon has 200% better strength than general purpose Nylon. Offering improved tensile, compressive and flexural properties over unfilled Nylon, Glass-Filled Nylon provides increased load bearing characteristics and is the choice in applications where added stiffness, rigidity and dimensional stability are required.