A “NYLON DREAM TEAM”
Today we are talking about a hygroscopic polyamide polymer: nylon. Thanks to its properties, this material is widely used in the mechanical industry for the production of gears, pulleys, screws, threaded rods, wheels and much more. It turns out to have a good resistance to mechanical stress, even at low temperatures, and it is often preferred to other materials due to its high power of attenuation, absorption capacity and subsequent decrease of an often violent and unwanted force. Think of its use in the marine environment, where corrosion from sea water and the continuous shocks and vibrations, could damage most of the materials on the market; but not nylon, which is also found to have good chemical resistance to organic and inorganic compounds, although it isn’t build for acids and humidity, because of its hygroscopy. One of the qualities of nylon is its extreme lightness; as a matter of fact, it is 7 times lighter than steel.
We have mentioned mechanics as the area of major use of this material and, going further into the specifics, we discover that the plastic screws sector is a category where nylon 6.6 takes over, thanks to the characteristics listed above. Therefore, we cannot fail to mention Panozzo S.r.l., a company with years of experience, that has created a true “Dream Team” of nylon assembly, always ready for action where the use of steel is not permitted or recommended, primarily in the marine and automotive sectors. Each Panozzo nylon screw has characteristics and peculiarities that add up to the material used; think, for example, of saddle washers, knurled screws, wing nuts or countersunk washers, as well as plastic hexagonal head screws. A real “Nylon Dream Team” that includes many other products, all to be discovered and tested.