Nylon │ Magnalon is commonly known as Polyamide.  It is a synthetic polymer and can come in a wide range of different plastic grades including Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 (PA6 and PA66).  Nylon is a thermoplastic and was invented and first produced by DuPont in February 1935 and benefits the plastic manufacturing industry by being used in a wide range of mechanical parts, cables, flooring, and electrical equipment.

Nylon can be typically described according to numbers as you may have noticed was mentioned above.  This relates to the molecular structures.  Although there are many types of Nylon, the two most common types that come in rod and sheet are Nylon 6 and Nylon 66.

Both types of Nylon have very similar properties including the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties.

NYLON 6 (PA6) Extruded

While modifiers can be an additional enhancement to achieve desirable characteristics of Nylon, Nylon is a durable and strong plastic with multipurpose engineered applications.  Nylon is one of the most used Polymers and can be found in applications such as high load bearings, buffers and pads, support wheels and guides and even in the gears to guitar strings. Nylon 6 is a lightweight substitution for aluminium and bronze and nonferrous metals.

Magna Plas Victoria has the capability to offer a heat stabilised and impact modified grade of Nylon 6.  Nylon is well suited to several industries including Food, Health and Medical, Agricultural and Farming, Electrical and Automotive.


  • Nylon 6 has excellent and beneficial bearing and sliding properties
  • Nylon 6 as ideal fatigue and high wear resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Exceptional resistance to creep, wear and a high heat tolerance

NYLON 66 (PA66)

Magna Plas Victoria extrudes Nylon 66 (PA66) onsite in our Victorian manufacturing plant.  The universal Nylon 66 is a semi crystalline thermo plastic is also recognised for its exceptional resistance to high temperatures.  It is important to note Nylon 66 has a better stiffness, tensile modulus and flexural modulus than that of Nylon 6.


  • Ideal sliding properties
  • Abrasion resistant and low friction
  • Nylon 66 is generally resistant to many oils including diesel and petroleum and can create a more rigid texture while resisting abrasion as mentioned
  • Low power factor requirements
  • Good thermal and chemical resistance
  • Outstanding bearing and wear
  • High melting point
  • Nylon often eliminates the need for external lubrication
  • Easy machinability


  • Flex bows (Tarp bows)
  • Wear pads, buffer pads and bearings including high load bearings
  • Nylon bushes and flanges
  • Rollers and wheels including guiding wheels
  • Gears
  • Rope Pulleys
  • Slide plates
  • Automotive components
  • Harvesting components that are useful in the Agricultural Industry such as Grape and Olive Farming

In addition to knowing what material you may require, below may assist you.  Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need further clarification as our team will be happy to help.

Less crystalline

More crystalline

Lower mould shrinkageCan exhibit greater mould shrinkage

Lower melting point

Higher melting point
Lower heat deflection temperatureHigher heat deflection temperature
Higher water absorption rateLower water absorption rate
Less chemical resistance to acidsHigher chemical resistance to acids
Withstands high impact and stress and better stands up to hydrocarbonsRigid, tensile modulus and flexural modulus
Lustrous surface finish and easy to colourEasy to colour with multiple options with Magna Plas


  • Extruded │ Sizes available from 6mm – 100mm dia.
  • Colour options for Magnalon round rod profiles include natural, black, grey, blue, red, green and yellow and brown
  • A custom colour can also be arranged

Magna Plas Victoria’s onsite CNC Machine Workshop has the capability of producing for you high volume standard parts or custom machined components. Please do not hesitate to let us know what you need regarding Nylon CNC machined parts.

Magna Plas Victoria extrudes our Nylon plastic onsite, allowing us to be committed to providing you with your plastic needs in an efficient manner.  We are here to help with your requirements and are happy to discuss any customer requests or enquiries with a high level of customer service.  We appreciate you supporting local manufacturing and would be happy to discuss any products you require, including custom Nylon extruded profiles.

Please contact us with any drawings or enquiries you may have, we can provide you with high quality advice and a high level of customer service to ensure your needs are met when ordering with us. If you require a non-obligation quote, please do not hesitate to contact us today.