Modern Plastics offers Tecamid® nylons including Tecamid®, Tecamid® ST, and Tecamid MDS®. Nylon was the first engineering resin. It has been used in applications ranging from electronic, marine, and automotive industries to fibers used to make carpet.
Nylon has outstanding wear resistance and low frictional properties. It has very good temperature, chemical, and impact properties. However, nylon’s one weakness is a propensity to absorb moisture and thus have poor dimensional stability.
TECAMID® has an excellent balance of properties which make it an ideal material for metal replacement in applications such as automotive parts, industrial valves, railway tie insulators, and other industry uses whose design requirements include high strength, toughness, and weight reduction. Tecamid® ST is a type 6/6 nylon that is super tough. Tecamid® ST also has an increased impact resistance and toughness over Tecamid® 6/6.
TECAMID MDS® is an extruded “moly” filled nylon 6/6, which is gray in color. The addition of particles of molybdenum disulfide enhances the surface lubricity and wear resistance over unfilled nylon. In applications requiring high lubricity, this material may be a good candidate. In addition to the greater lubricity there are many additional property enhancements that occur.
TECAMID MDS® has enhanced properties which make it an ideal material to replace metals in machinery. It can increase the life of many moving parts as well as provide a noise reduction benefit and requires less lubrication. A very stable compound with many industrial applications.
Properties of Tecamid MDS:
- Low surface friction
- Increased surface hardness
- Increased heat resistance
- Higher tensile properties
- Improved dimensional stability
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