Nylon 4.6

Compared with conventional nylons, nylon 4.6 has a better retention of stiffness and creep resistance over a wide range of temperatures as well as a superior heat-ageing resistance. These improved physical properties are determined by the composition and structure of the material’s molecular chain.

nylon 4.6 is ideally suited to applications in the higher temperature range (80-150°C) where the stiffness, creep resistance, heat-ageing resistance, fatigue strength and wear resistance of standard cast nylons are not sufficient.

nylon 4.6 has all the main characteristics normally associated with cast nylons – high mechanical damping, sliding and machining properties and good electrical insulation. It also exhibits excellent resistance to high-energy radiation.

Temperature range: -40°C to +135°C
(-40°C to +70°C in water)

Nylon 4.6 for high temperature applications


  • High mechanical strength and toughness
  • High temperature resistance
  • Heat-ageing resistance
  • Good machining properties
  • Excellent wear resistance


  • Sleeve and slide bearings
  • Wear strips and pads
  • Thrust washers
  • Bushings
  • Gears
  • Insulators


**Only available on indent. Not in stock.
Rod from 5mm to 200mm
Sheet from 10mm to 100mm


Rod Standard length: 3000mm
Sheet Standard sizes: 1000 x 610mm and 3000 x 610mm