Common uses: Wear pads, support rails, sheaves, rollers, guide plates, bearings, spacers, pulleys, brake blocks, conveyor rail, pipe clamps, gears, bushes, wear strips and bespoke components.
The benefits of oil-filled plastics
Improved PV characteristics.
Improved coefficient of friction and stick/slip characteristics.
Consistent wear performance throughout product life.
Reduced water absorption.
Excellent wear, abrasion, mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance properties.
Good dimensional stability.
Limitations of the Oilon material
All polyamides absorb or emit moisture (different for different types).
The moisture acts as a plasticizer and lowers the tensile strength, creep resistance, and rigidity while increasing the impact strength and component dimensions.
The electrical properties are strongly influenced by the moisture content.
The length extension varies with temperature and moisture content.
The polyamides are attacked by strong mineral acids and acetic acid; they are dissolved by phenols. Some types are attacked by formic acid.
Oilon plastic – Specific properties
Oilon® plastic also referred to as oil-filled nylon, is homogeneously permeated with an oil-based lubricant. It is a PA 6G material with microscopically small oil droplets embedded and bound in the material. The lubricating effect remains on the surface even after machining and wear. Oilon is thus a superb material for bearings and bushings. This material has been developed specifically for unlubricated, highly loaded, and slowly moving parts applications.