Nylon & Polyamide Castors
Nylon Casters - High Performance, Value for Money
Nylon Castors andPolyamide Castors by Bulldog™
What is Polyamide?
Polyamide is a hard plastic like material that is used inthe manufacture of a large range of Industrial and Domestic products, includingCastor Wheels. Polyamide can either be aSynthetic or naturally occurring material. It is formed by Polymers containing monomers of amides joined by peptidebonds. Examples of naturally occurring Polyamidesinclude Silk and Wool, whereas an example of Synthetic (man-made) Polyamidecould be Nylon or Aramids, where the material is manufactured byPolymerisation.
So, What is Nylon?
Nylon is simply a synthetic type of Polyamide, and the twoterms can be used interchangeably. It should be noted however that whilst Nylonis always a type of Polyamide, a Polyamide may not necessarily always be Nylon(as other types of Polyamides exist). Castor Wheels can be manufactured from Nylon Polyamide and other typesof Polyamide, however they generally maintain similar characteristics.
Nylon Castors are one of the most common Castor wheelmaterials found in use today. They offerexcellent value for money, considering the mechanical properties that areprovided at a relatively low cost.
Nylon is relatively low cost, with the raw materialtypically costing 40% less than rubber based materials. However, Nylon has the benefit of Higher WearResistance and Increased Load Capacity compared to rubber, making themextremely cost effective, and hence heavily used on cost sensitive applicationand equipment.
Properties of NylonCastors
- Durable & High Wear Resistance Wheeloffering Long Service Life
- High Load Capacity and Light Weight
- Low Cost Manufacturing Method, Ideal for HighVolume Production
- Shock and Crack Resistance
- Resistant to many chemicals, cleaning fluids andcontaminants
- Ideal for Hard and Soft Flooring
Nylon Castors are used on many types of applications, fromhouse hold appliances such Sofas and Chairs, Office Environments such as Desks,Computer Trolley Wheels, Industrial Applications such as Portable Pumps, Generatorsand Garage Equipment and Commercial Environments such as Goods Cages, and Carts.
Within this website you will find the following types ofNylon Castors:
As always, we recommend that customer contact BulldogCastors Ltd to discuss their application and product suitability. The above information is provide for guidanceonly and should not be relied upon without first contacting us.
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