HYDEX® 4101 & 4101L (lubricated) is a very stable chemical compound that can withstand high impact without deterioration. It is approved for direct contact with food by the FDA and is ideal for machined parts in food processing equipment. HYDEX™ 4101 has excellent resistance to typical cleaning chemicals such as chlorine and caustic solutions and has a very low moisture absorption rate, as much as 15 times less than nylon.\

  • Good chemical resistance properties
  • High impact strength
  • A wear factor up to 50% better then PET-P
  • Very low moisture absorption rate
  • Excellent machining qualities
  • No center line porosity

HYDEX® 4101 & 4101L (lubricated) exhibits a broad range of outstanding properties for a variety of applications, especially in the food processing industry. It is ideal for applications such as cams, bearings, gears, food pistons, wear strips, scraper blades, valve bodies and conveyor components.

Properties Condition Value Test Method Comment
Mechanical Modulus of elasticity (tensile test) 380,000 psi ASTM D 638
Tensile strength 7,200 psi ASTM D 638
Elongation at yield 40 % ASTM D 638
Modulus of elasticity (flexural test) @ 73°F 390,000 psi ASTM D 790
Impact strength (Izod) 0.7 ft-lbs/in ASTM D 256
Coefficient of friction Dynamic (vs steel) 0.11 1) 1) per LNP EPALP-TB001
Coefficient of friction Static (vs. steel) 0.08 1)
Wear rate @2000 PV 38 psi-fpm 1)
Thermal Deflection temperature @ 264 psi 195 °F ASTM D 648
Service temperature Max Continous Use 221 °F 2) 2) per UL746B
Other Limiting PV @ 100 fpm 15,700 psi-fpm 3) 3) per LNP EPALP-TB003
Moisture absorption @ 24 hrs, 73°F 0.07 % ASTM D 570

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