Aline Components, a leading plastic injection molding and manufacturing company, offers Nylon-PA, or polyamide, a thermoplastic material, for custom plastic parts or components in dynamic industrial applications. Customers from broad range of markets internationally, nationally, and regionally in Bucks County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland are using Nylon-PA and are discovering how useful it can be. We invest in high quality Nylon-PA resins such as Zytel® from Dupont and Celanese® from Ticona for the highest performance of our products in a variety of applications.
Nylon-PA is a common example of a polymer known as polyamide, which contains monomers joined by peptide bonds. Many variants of polyamide nylon exist and exhibit different properties, but generally speaking this thermoplastic material is rigid, translucent, has a long service life, and is creep and wear resistant. Lightweight, yet heavy duty, Nylon-PA is most suitable for applications involving toxic chemicals, high humidity levels, and extreme temperature conditions.
Properties of polyamide nylon differ according to moisture content and crystallinity. When custom plastic parts or components undergo moisture absorption the dimensional and physical properties change. To optimize properties for such circumstances, Aline Components anneals or conditions parts and components after the plastic injection molding and manufacturing process. Nylon-PA’s properties are also affected by the crystalline nature of the variant. As a result, Aline can improve the modulus and strength through the use of glass fiber and other reinforcements.
Nylon-PA exhibits a superior resistance to abrasion and has a low tendency to stress cracking. Depending on the variant, Nylon-PA performs well in prolonged service temperatures between 80 and 120°C and for short periods at 140 and 200°C. Polyamide nylon has a low linear coefficient of thermal expansion and maintains dimensional stability close to the melt region. To further improve dimensional stability in temperature changes, Aline can obtain variants that are reinforced with glass fiber. For applications involving chemicals, Nylon-PA is ideal due to its resistance to fuels, oils, benzene, fats, and most solvents including aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, esters, alcohols, and ketones.