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Replacing traditional materials with engineering plastics can result in increased performance and cost savings

The equipment which you manufacture or use is working fine, it gets the job done to standard. Do we end things there? Or ponder on how to innovate and improve, after all that is engineering.

The use of engineering plastics in todays technology and equipment, through inherent material properties, can lead to the delivery of significant performance, safety and efficiency increases, with no compromise on quality. Ultimately this leads to overall cost savings or increased margins for manufacturing companies.

Take for example a simple bush on a piece of equipment. Made from steel it will perform in its capacity to its intended purpose. Made from an engineering plastic such as Nylacast Oilon, the bush will still perform to its intended purpose, this time in a greater capacity. The Nylacast Oilon bush is lighter by seven times, corrosion resistance with no need for coating or external protection, and self lubricating with no need for greasing, maintenance, machine downtime, providing an increased bearing life.

But thats just a simple bush, how is that going to save you money or increase margin? Apply the same advantages gained from the Nylacast Oilon bush over a steel bush to the many parts, applications and opportunities on one piece of equipment, from simple bushes and spacers to complex gears and custom components. You then have a significant overall weight saving, drastically reduced and even eliminated maintenance need and machine downtime, no need for additional grease, lubrication, protective coating and paints. Overall this leads to huge cost savings, increase in user safety and ultimately reduced cost and increased productivity which leads to increased production and profit.

Nylacast offer a wide range of engineering plastics suitable for many industries and applications. From ATEX approved materials to FDA approved plastics, offered in low and high volume to suit client need and specification.

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