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Nylon & Acetal Shapes

High Tensile Strength, Creep & Fatigue Resistance

Ensinger’s Delrin® stock shapes are manufactured from DuPont Delrin resin. They possess high tensile strength, creep and fatigue resistance, and excellent toughness. Engineers consistently specify DuPont Delrin stock shapes made by Ensinger because of their increased physical properties, which can be as much as 20% higher than other acetals. Ensinger uses a proprietary extrusion process that produces shapes with lower stress and better dimensional stability that leads to consistent and reliable mechanical parts. Delrin stock shapes exhibit low moisture adsorption and are chemically resistant to hydrocarbons, solvents, and neutral chemicals.

While these properties are impressive, it is the material’s significantly better fatigue endurance that makes Ensinger Delrin much more ideal for most industrial applications than its acetal copolymer counterparts. It is a popular choice for manufactured plastic gears. As automotive engineers look to reduce weight, improve energy efficiency and fuel economy, as well as lower noise output, Delrin has become increasingly popular. Its higher strength characteristics and better fatigue endurance make it an excellent choice to replace metal gears while maintaining or improving long term performance. Other popular applications include auto safety system components; conveyor parts, such as bushings and bearing housings; fasteners and clips; fuel system components; and home appliance parts.

For more information, contact Bruce Dickinson, Ensinger, 365 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington, PA 15301, 800-243-3221/856-227-0500, Fax: 724-746-9209, E-mail:, Web:

Colored Acetal Sheet

Ensinger Penn Fibre Inc. manufactures Delrin® colored sheets from homopolymer acetal using DuPont Delrin® 150 Resin. It is a crystalline plastic which offers an excellent balance of properties to bridge the gap between metals and plastics. It possesses high tensile and flexural properties, along with creep resistance and toughness, while exhibiting low moisture absorption, and fatigue endurance.

Applications for colored Delrin sheet include: color coded parts including washers and shapes, various industrial and commercial panels, color coded shims (indicating thickness), doctor blades for rotogravure printing, containment blades for printing, point of purchase displays, stiffeners for arts & crafts and musical instruments (pics, guitar frets, bridge).

Delrin 2’ X 4’ stocked sheets are available .031”, .062” and .125” thick in red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange, fluorescent pink, fluorescent green, natural and black.

Custom size sheets, coils, strips, punched & CNC parts are available upon request.

For more information, contact Mark Kreisher, Ensinger Penn Fibre Inc., 2434 Bristol Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020, 800-662-7366, Fax: 215-702-9552, E-mail:, Web:

Nylon Profiles

Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc. (PET), extrudes custom and stock nylon shapes, in FDA, heat-stabilized and MDS filled grades of Nylon 6 and Nylon 12. Semi-rigid or flexible grades are available for most custom shapes. Profiles can be made in natural, standard or custom colors as required. Petro also offers custom cut to length capabilities.

MDS modified Nyla-Glide GR profiles are best suited to protect conveyor rails, beds and products from sliding surface friction. They are also excellent as striker plates and liners, these profiles require no lubrication to lessen friction.

PET can also custom extrude profiles based on customer drawings.

For more information, contact Mike Patterson, Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc., 205B Hallock Ave., Middlesex, NJ 08846, 800-229-3338/908-789-3338, Fax: 908-789-0434, E-mail:, Web:

Food and Agricultural Nylon

Nylatech are specialists in manufacturing cast nylon 6 and 6/12 as rod, sheet and tubular bar as well as finished or semifinished custom cast components. Available in a variety of grades these materials offer a range of properties from self-lubricating with a low coefficient of friction to increased impact resistance.

Nylatech offers food grade materials that are high quality, long-lasting, certified and tested for safety and qualification in the food processing industry. They supply components for a wide variety of uses in food processing including: conveying, packing, bottling, and canning. All of their materials are certified and tested for safety and qualification in the food industry.

Benefits of Nylatech food grade materials include: exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, high impact strength, self-lubricating, corrosion and chemical resistance, low co-efficient of friction, high visibility and colors for increased safety and lightweight.

Typical applications include; scrolls, wear plates, chain guides, bushings, sprockets, dough chains/cutters, bumper blocks, conveyors, pulleys & sheaves and conveyor chains.

Nylatech also supplies engineering cast nylon parts to manufacturers and suppliers within the Agricultural industry. They have worked with experts within the industry to develop new components for agricultural equipment that are cost effective and add to production efficiencies. Agricultural applications include: pipe clamps, bearing blocks, bearing housings, chain guides, gears, wear strips and pads, scrapers and bespoke components.

For more information, contact Calvin Petersen, Nylatech, Inc., P.O. Box 455, Everson, WA 98247, 800-506-9566/360-966-2838, Fax: 360-966-2838, E-mail:, Web:

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