Nylon / Acetal / Plastic

The Plastics range.

We stock nylon and acetal in round rod, (also known as round bar) tube and sheet.
Our Plastic tube ranges are supplied with the internal diameter undersized and the outside diameter oversized to allow for finishing to the stated dimensions.
Nylon 6 round rod is available in diameters from 6mm to 150mm and acetal round rod is available with diameters ranging from 10mm to 250mm. These products are also supplied oversized to allow for machining to the stated sizes.
Both the Plastic tube and round rod is supplied in lengths up to 3000mm.
Acetal and Nylon plastic sheets are in stock in a range of thicknesses and sizes to meet your requirements.
Our entire Plastics range is available in both black and an off white, natural colour.



Plastic properties and uses.

Plastics such as nylon 6 and acetal can be easily machined, making them suitable for a wide range of engineering purposes.

Nylon is one of the most commonly and widely used general purpose grade thermoplastic. It has high impact resistance, is vibration and abrasion resistant and has excellent tolerance to elevated temperatures. Nylon is particularly suitable for thermal breaks and as an insulator between steels.

Nylon 6 can absorb up to 7% of its weight in water when submerged or in high humidity conditions which can lead to dimensional changes, to allow for such fluctuations, appropriate techniques are important to factor in during the product design stage or consider using an acetal product for such applications.

Our Acetal is a copolymer, (COMC) that is strong, resistant to wear, has high impact strength, is resistant to strong alkalis and has good sliding properties. Acetal is an excellent choice for plastic bearings as it out performs nylon with its superior strength and sliding properties. Its low moisture absorption properties give it excellent dimensional stability for close tolerance machine parts when used in high moisture or submerged applications. Acetal is inert which also makes it suitable for use in food preparation areas.

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Buying Plastics from Metals4u guarantees you the highest quality product at the best price with free delivery on all orders over £75. (conditions apply) If you cannot see the product size you require on the website, please call our customer services representatives on 01937 534318 who will be happy to help you place a custom order.



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