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Nylon & Acetal Shapes

Unfilled POM-C Copolymer
TECAFORM® AH natural is an unfilled POM-C with a unique balance of physical properties not available in most other thermoplastics. This unfilled POM-C copolymer is manufactured by Ensinger, Inc. and offers a range of key characteristics, some of which include high crystallinity and a good degree of toughness (even in the low temperature range), combined with good chemical resistance. This product is produced and stocked in both white and black.

The main features that make TECAFORM AH natural stand out are its high mechanical strength and rigidity, excellent wear and low moisture absorption. It also has excellent dimensional stability, along with good wear properties, and is easy to machine. This engineering plastic is made for wide-ranging applications in many different industries. Target industries include food technology, food processing, agricultural machinery and paper/packaging machinery. It can also be found in such heavy-duty industries as, gear manufacturing, automotive industry, conveyer technology, and the construction industry.

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:

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 Hal lock Ave., Middlesex, NJ 08846, 800-229-3338/ 908-789- 3338, Fax: 908-789-0434, E-mail: sales@, Web:

Food & Agricultural Nylon
Nylatech, Inc. is celebrating their 25th year in business. They recently added a CNC panel saw to offer cut-to-size for all their cast nylon and acetal materials. They specialize 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, Nyla tech, Inc., P.O. Box 455, Everson, WA 98247, 800-506-9566/360-966-2838, Fax: 360-966-2838, 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., 221 S. Church Street, P.O. Box 160, Greenwood, DE 19950, 800-662-7366, Fax: 215-702-9552, E-mail:, Web:

Tubular Bars
Plastifab Industries offers one of the widest ranges of extruded extra large tubular bars in standard materials such as HDPE, polypropylene, LDPE, PPS, nylon, acetal and Delrin ® AF. Current size offerings range from a combinations of 22” outside diameter to 1.75” inside diameter.

Combining longer length availability than other traditional engineering thermoplastics processes, these tubular bars reduce machining costs and provide greater flexibility in many applications.

For more information, contact Andrea Herrmann, Plastifab Industries, 7777 Transcanadienne, Saint Laurent, Quebec, H4S 1L3, Canada, 800-361-4774/514-325- 9840, Fax: 514-325-5222, E-mail:, Web:

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