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Non-Metallic & Plastic Material Selection Criteria

Much more than simply picking texture or color, plastic material selection criteria can greatly affect performance, safety, and durability. In order to make the right choice for your application, it’s important to know a material’s unique characteristics and how they will affect your specific project. To effectively answer these questions, you’ll need to be familiar […]


Customer Highlight: How NPF Improved Yield

Since 1927, New Process Fibre has been committed to producing high performance, cost-effective products. By performing every step of our manufacturing process in-house rather than outsourcing, we maintain oversight of the entire project to eliminate discrepancies, ensure timely delivery, and provide customers with high quality finished products. One of our customers, recently utilized our in-house […]


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Extrusion vs. Stamping: Which Is Best For Your Project?

Non-metallic fabrication encompasses a host of manufacturing techniques, each with its own distinct benefits. Thermoplastics, fibres, and other non-metal materials offer increased fabrication flexibility, allowing designers and engineers to choose from multiple production methods to maximize performance, quality, and cost-effectiveness. Two of the most common non-metal fabrication techniques are extrusion and stamping. While both processes […]


Avoid Outsourcing: Add New Process Fibre to Your Supply Chain

Imagine a world of manufacturing with zero outsourcing, vast material options, and experts on every project — that’s exactly what you get when you work with New Process Fibre (NPF). After almost 90 years in business, our team is skilled at working quickly and cost-effectively to ensure that even the most unique custom projects move […]


How NPF Maintains Quality With the Use of Keyence IM 6225

As part of our continued dedication to excellence in quality, New Process Fibre (NPF) has recently acquired and integrated a Keyence Instant Measurement (IM) 6225 Image Dimension Measurement System into our quality assurance processes. An optical comparator, the IM 6225 is a cutting edge precision measuring system. It features highly precise optic components and a […]


Sourcing Nylon Washers: Stamped vs. Molded

Nylon is a family of chemical, heat, and wear-resistant materials that are frequently used in diverse industry applications including aerospace and military, automotive, construction, marine, plumbing, and healthcare. For Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), nylon’s versatile properties and durability make nylon washers excellent replacements for standard metallic washers. The two most popular methods to source and […]


Black Nylon Washers for the Automotive Industry

Black Nylon Washers: Ideal for Automotive Applications Demanding automotive customers rely on us at New Process Fibre Company for our excellent quality parts and in-house custom manufacturing capabilities. We offer the industry’s most flexible, versatile, and in-demand products, including black nylon washers. Highly preferred throughout the automotive industry, black nylon washers offer a strong and […]


The Benefits of Using Nylon 6, Nylon 6/6, and Nylon MDS Over Metal

Manufacturers have considerable options when it comes to selecting material to create nonmetallic stamped parts. Nylon is becoming increasingly popular because of its versatility, especially in nonmetallic washers. With its many product variations, nylon is exceptionally well-suited for use in a range of industries. The material, in its different forms, is ubiquitous in food processing […]


Project Highlight: Specialty Washer for an HVAC Player

New Process engineers and technicians received a call from a company in Texas with whom we had never worked. This company was in a tight spot and asked if we could deliver 100,000 specialized non-metallic washers – by the next morning. The company manufactures compressors used in all of the major HVAC industry players’ products. […]


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Using PTFE & Nylon 6 in Plumbing Applications

When choosing the right materials for plumbing applications, water resistance and durability are paramount. While metals have traditionally been used for plumbing components, there are non-metallic alternatives capable of the same level of performance as metals, but are often less expensive. Nylon 6 and PTFE are just two examples. Nylon 6 Nylon 6 is often […]


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DID YOU KNOW...

THERMOPLASTIC FORMULAS, SUCH AS NYLON AND TEFLONTM PTFE, PROVIDE A HIGH-PERFORMANCE, LOW-COST ALTERNATIVE TO THE TRADITIONAL METAL WASHERS, GASKETS,AND SPACERS?

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