Nylon Washers

New Process Fibre is unique in several ways. We believe that our ability to provide OEMs with cost-effective and innovative stamping solutions for nonmetallic parts is second-to-none. Moreover, our huge inventory of die-sets gives us the ability to turn around both large and small runs very quickly. That is why we are viewed as industry leaders in the fabrication of nylon washers. Check out our catalog section here to see if our washers are a fit for your next project.

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Here are some quick facts to give you a better idea of our machining capacity:

  • 75 punch presses with various tonnage ratings — 14 of which are high-speed presses that operate at up to 400 strokes per minute. Our machines process both strip stock and coil stock,
  • More than 8,000 washer dies in stock, and
  • A huge inventory of materials, including several types of Nylon — in various colors.
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Industry Applications for Nylon Washers

Nylon — perhaps most well known as a common fabric in clothing — is actually a strong and highly versatile material that is used in all sorts of demanding industry applications. For instance, the medical industry uses Nylon to make medical instruments; the plumbing industry uses Nylon to provide trustworthy seals; and the fire safety industry uses Nylon in sprinkler systems due to the material’s reliability.

At New Process, we use Nylon to make flat washers with exceptional performance characteristics. We use four different types of Nylon: Nylon 6, Nylon 6/6, Nylon MDS, and Nylatron®.

Nylon 6 is the same material found in fabric, but we use it as a replacement for brass, steel, aluminum, and other metals. Its high strength makes it suitable for gears, spacers, washers, and plumbing parts.

Nylon MDS is a type of Nylon 6 designed for food grade applications. It is also the hardest and strongest type of Nylon, so it is well suited for moving components such as gears, bearings, and wheels.

Nylon 6/6 is a high viscosity Nylon with exceptional strength and temperature resistance. It is often used in chemical and electrical applications.

Nylatron®, a trademark of Quadrant, is a Nylon 6/6 and Nylon MDS blend that is self-lubricating and therefore has very low surface friction. It is used in applications where lubricants are not suitable for various safety or practical reasons.

Most of our clients that use Nylon washers fall into one of the following five industries:

More About Nylon Washers

One of the most commonly used hardware products is a washer, which is a thin disk typically used for distributing the load of a threaded fastener such as a screw, bolt, or nut. Washers are highly useful as they not only prevent corrosion, but they can be designed for a large range of applications. Furthermore, they come in a wide variety of materials, including aluminum, bronze, steel, copper, and nylon.

Nylon is a synthetic material that can be melted into various shapes and fibers. Known for its versatility, nylon is a popular option for its machinability, chemical and abrasion resistance, and flexibility. It comes in a number of types, including Nylon 6, Nylon 6/6, Nylon MDS, and Nylatron®. Nylon is also a non-flammable material that is non-toxic as well as weather resistant. Because of these properties, nylon is often the preferred material for washers.

Nylon washers are particularly useful as a lightweight, durable alternative to standard metallic washers. Offering excellent insulation and strong adsorption properties, nylon washers are ideal for chemical and electrical applications. These washers are valuable for their ability to maintain their appearance and performance over a prolonged period of time.

Benefits of Nylon Washers

One of the key advantages of nylon washers is the fact that they possess low surface friction. As a result, they do not deteriorate as easily as metallic washers, which can be susceptible to rust. Nylon washers, on the other hand, can be used in applications where surfaces rub together thanks to their high-wear resistance. Additionally, since nylon washers are excellent insulators, they can be used to install components in areas that are temperature-sensitive.

With better adsorption properties than metallic washers, nylon washers are an excellent choice for noise and shock adsorption. They are designed with protective layers, making theme extremely abrasion-resistant. For that reason, nylon washers will not corrode when exposed to harsh chemicals.

Cost is another key benefit, as nylon washers are significantly less expensive than metallic washers. Because nylon washers offer anti-friction capabilities, they are the ideal choice for fasteners. Nylon washers can be designed in various sizes and thicknesses depending on the intended use or application. They can compress under pressure, thus making them the best available option for applications in which tight seals are required. Common industries that use nylon washers include aerospace and defense, automotive, construction, marine, medical, oil and gas, and plumbing.

Options from New Process Fibre

Nylon materials from New Process Fibre meet all LP-410 Standards, ensuring that quality is met for custom shapes, washers, gaskets, spacers, and insulators. We offer nylon flat washers in a range of different colors to meet specific application needs. Colors we have available include black, white, red, yellow, green, blue, and natural. Request a quote today for more information on our nylon washers.

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What’s the difference between Nylon & Nylon MDS?

Nylon is a foundational material on which Nylon MDS is based. It is a version of Nylon with the addition of fine particles. This addition is crucial as it helps improve the load-bearing capacity of the material while still preserving the impact resistance of nylon.

What temperature can nylon washers withstand?

Heat resistant nylon washers are used in a variety of industrial and domestic applications because of their unique combination of properties. These components have exceptional strength when subjected to temperatures as high as 400° F.

How does Nylon perform in high humidity environments?

Nylons performs well in high humidity environments, as it’s able to absorb moisture in equilibrium with the relative humidity of its immediate surroundings.

Does our Nylon meet LP410 Standards?

New Process Fibre’s Nylon materials meet all LP-410 Standards, assuring that quality is met for custom shapes, washers, gaskets, spacers, and insulators.

Does Nylon come in colors? Can we extrude any color?

Our Nylon flat washers are offered in a range of different colors to meet specific application needs. Nylon flat washers are offered in black, white, red, blue, yellow, green and natural.



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