AUSTLON

AustLon® is a high grade engineering plastic manufactured exclusively by McNeall Plastics Pty Ltd, a wholly owned Australian company.

AustLon® is a monomer cast nylon produced by a unique process known as activated anionic adiabatic polymerisation. This method of nylon production results in a highly crystalline engineering plastic, which means a tougher, wear resistant engineering plastic. AustLon® is the preferred material where issues stemming from abrasive wear, impact strength, bearing strength, noise, weight and corrosion have been difficult to resolve.

AustLon® provides superior performance — with and without lubrication — in a range of applications, in particular as a bearing material. AustLon® is lightweight, offers extremely good wear and abrasion resistance, high mechanical strength and high modulus of elasticity when compared to other industrial plastics.

Other advantages of AustLon® include:

  • High impact resistance
  • Excellent noise reduction and vibration dampening
  • Resistance to brittleness and UV deterioration
  • Low friction due to high lubricity
  • Exceptional machinability
  • Suitable for the food industry
  • Flexibility of design
  • Resistance to chemicals and corrosion

Plus, AustLon® is Australian-made, with 100% of production done in-house at our NSW and QLD headquarters. With AustLon® you don’t have to worry about any potential disruption or delay to supply, or be concerned about a lack of quality. You can be confident that when you choose AustLon® and McNeall Plastics you are selecting an engineering plastics partner that outsmarts and outperforms the rest.

AUSTLON® GRADES

AustLon®

C100

 Hard. Nylon PA 6G polymer.

Olive green in colour. AustLon® C100 oil filled has been specially developed by McNeall Plastics using blended machinery lubricants that perform well under heavily loaded applications. AustLon® oil filled should be selected for sleeve bearings, wear plates and slides.

AustLon®

C90

Semi-resilient. Nylon PA 6/12G co-polymer.

AustLon® C90 is 90% Caprolactam (Nylon 6) + 10% Laurinlactam (Nylon 12), PA6/12G. The addition of laurinlactam significantly improves the impact properties over AustLon® C100, with a slight reduction in hardness and wear properties. This makes AustLon® C90 ideal for applications that experience impact, such as gears, coupling components and items that may be subject to rough treatment.

AustLon®

C80

Resilient. Nylon PA 6/12G co-polymer.

AustLon® C80 is 80% Caprolactam + 20% Laurinlactam. It is also PA6/12G. This unique product offers superior impact properties over other cast nylons. AustLon® C80 is ideal for severe impact application, such as pile driving pads where a hammer repeatedly impacts on the material. It should also be noted that the addition of nylon 12 reduces the percentage moisture absorption. This in turn reduces the amount of dimensional change.

AUSTLON® TYPES

AustLon® Oil-Filled

Contains high viscosity, industrial grade oil which is evenly dispersed within the material. AustLon® oil filled material provides an oil boundary layer to reduce friction. The oil used enables designers to accomodate higher surface pressures.

Mechanical

Mechanical SI Units C100
Density g/cm3 1.14
Tensile Strength N/mm2 65
Yield Strength N/mm2 65
Modulus of Elasticity: Bend N/mm2 2400
Modulus of Elasticity: Tensile N/mm2 2600
Impact Strength (Charpy): 23C KJ/mm2 63
Shore D.Hardness 81

Thermal

Melting Point ºC 216
Thermal Conductivity W/MºC 0/25

Electrical

Dielectric Constant: 50HZ 3.7
Dielectrical Strength: Dry kV/mm 35

AustLon® Natural

Free of any additives. It is ideally suited to applications where food grade compatibility is a primary requirement. In addition, natural AustLon® provides excellent electrical insulating properties.

Mechanical

Mechanical & SI Units C100 C90 C80
Density g/cm3 1.15 1.14 1.12
Tensile Strength
N/mm2
78 65 60
Modulus of Elasticity: Bend
N/mm2
2900 2000 1800
Modulus of Elasticity: Tensile
N/mm2
3350 2300 2000
Impact Strength (Charpy):23C
kJ/mm2
54 No break No break
Shore D.Hardness 79 80 76

Thermal

Thermal C100 C90 C80
Melting Point ºC 216 208-210 202-206
Co-efficient of Linear Expansion 106/ 70-80 75-95 80-115

Electrical

C100 C90 C80
Dielectric Constant: 50HZ 3.7 3.7 3.7
Dielectrical Strength: Dry kV/mm 35 25 25

AustLon® Black

Is highly crystalline and the hardest material. It is well suited to applications that require resilience to high surface pressures (eg. rollers and wire rope sheaves). AustLon® black also has exceptional ultra-violet (UV) properties for long-term outdoor applications.

Mechanical

Mechanical  SI Units C100
Density g/cm3 1.16
Tensile Strength N/mm2 80
Modulus of Elasticity: Bend N/mm2 2950
Modulus of Elasticity: Tensile N/mm2 3250
Impact Strength (Charpy):23C kJ/mm2 50
Shore D.Hardness 81

Thermal

Thermal
Melting Point ºC ºC 216
Thermal Conductivity W/MºC 0.25

Electrical

Dielectric Constant: 50HZ 3.7
Dielectrical Strength: Dry kV/mm 35

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