AUSTLON (PA6 G)

AustLon® (PA6 G) is a high grade engineering plastic manufactured exclusively by McNeall Plastics Pty Ltd, a wholly owned Australian company.

AustLon® (PA6 G) 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® (PA6 G) is the preferred material where issues stemming from abrasive wear, impact strength, bearing strength, noise, weight and corrosion have been difficult to resolve.

AustLon® (PA6 G) provides superior performance — with and without lubrication — in a range of applications, in particular as a bearing material. AustLon® (PA6 G) 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® (PA6 G) 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® (PA6 G) is Australian-made, with 100% of production done in-house at our NSW headquarters. With AustLon® (PA6 G) 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®
(PA6 G) and McNeall Plastics you are selecting an engineering plastics partner that outsmarts and outperforms the rest.

AUSTLON® (PA6 G) GRADES

McNeall Plastics manufactures 3 primary grades of AustLon® (PA6 G): 

AustLon®

(PA6 G)

C100

 Hard. Nylon PA 6G polymer.
100% Caprolactam.

AustLon® (PA6 G) C100 is hard and tough, and measures 80 shore “D” in hardness, which makes it ideal for demanding wear applications. AustLon® (PA6 G) C100 is processed by casting into a mould, providing a very flexible product. It is also readily machinable meaning it is the product of choice for low to medium volume production runs.

AustLon® (PA6 G) C100 is well suited to weight bearing applications, such as sleeve bearings, wear plates, rope sheaves, bushings and slides.

AustLon®

(PA6 G)

C90

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

90% Caprolactam (Nylon 6) +
10% Laurinlactam (Nylon 12). PA6/12G.

The addition of laurinlactam significantly improves the impact properties over AustLon® (PA6 G) C100, with a slight reduction in hardness and wear properties.

Similar materials to AustLon® (PA6 G) use a chemical plasticiser additive to improve impact properties and machinability. These plasticisers are often used because they cost less and reduce processing time of cast nylon whilst providing some benefits to impact properties. At McNeall Plastics we have resisted using such additives to provide the highest quality product to our customers.

AustLon® (PA6 G) C90 is ideal for applications that experience impact, such as gears, profile formers, chain guides, coupling components and items that may be subject to rough treatment.

AustLon®

(PA6 G)

C80

Resilient. Nylon PA 6/12G co-polymer.
80% Caprolactam +
20% Laurinlactam. PA6/12G.

This unique product offers superior impact properties over other cast nylons, making ideal for severe impact applications, 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® (PA6 G) C80 is ideal for applications such as pile cushions, buffer pads and wear pads that require impact resistance.

AUSTLON® (PA6 G) TYPES

AustLon®
(PA6 G)
Natural

  • Cream colour
  • Free of any additives
  • Ideal for applications where food grade compatibility is a primary requirement.
  • AustLon® Natural (C100 & C90) material is FDA, USDA and 3A Dairy compliant.
  • Provides excellent electrical insulating properties

AustLon®
(PA6 G)
Carbon-Infused 

  • Black colour
  • Infused Carbon acts as a dry lubricant, improving wear properties over AustLon® Natural
  • Carbon improves the manufacturing process reaction properties, producing a harder, more wear-resistant product
  • Exceptional ultra-violet (UV) properties significantly reduces UV degradation
  • Highly crystalline and the hardest, more wear-resistant AustLon®
  • Machinability ensures very fine finishes are achievable
  • Ideal for long-term outdoor applications and ones that require resilience to high surface pressure such as rollers and conveyor chain wear strips.

AustLon® 
(PA6 G)
Oil-Infused 

  • Olive green in colour
  • Specially developed using blended machinery lubricants that perform well under heavily loaded applications
  • Contains high viscosity, industrial grade oil that is evenly dispersed within the material.
  • Provides an oil boundary layer to reduce friction, accommodating higher surface pressures.
  • Ideal for applications such as sleeve bearings, wear plates and slides.

AUSTLON® (PA6 G) INFORMATION

Chemical Name:

Polycaprolactam [NH (CH2) 5 CO] n + modifiers

Common/Trade Names:

AustLon® C100 Natural, AustLon® C90 Natural, AustLon® C80 Natural, AustLon® C100 Oil Filled, AustLon® C100 Black, AustLon® C90 Black

Abbreviation:

AustLon®

Properties (Colour):

Natural (Off White), Oil (Olive Green) and Black

Applications:

Bearings. Slides. Bushes. Rollers. Rope Sheaves. Wear Strips. FDA approved. Food & Pharmaceutical Applications. Gears. Pile Driving Pads. Cutting Strips.

Machining:

Excellent.

Types:

Rods. Sheets. Plates. Tubes. Blocks. Specialty Shapes.

Chemical Resistance:

Excellent with most chemicals. This applies particularly to bases, organic solvents, petroleum, greases, oils and salt solutions

How does AustLon® differ to other cast nylons?

Whilst AustLon® is similar to other brand named monomer cast nylons, it does have distinct differences due to variations in the manufacturing process. For example, AustLon® C100 cast nylon is a harder, more wear resistant product than other available cast nylon brands. This is because AustLon® is 100% caprolactam.

**The information above is to be used as a general guide only. For further information or to discuss your requirements please contact the team at McNeall Plastics.**

AUSTLON® (PA6 G) MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

MECHANICAL
S.I Units C100 Natural C100 Black C100 Oil Filled C90 Natural C80 Natural
Density g/3sm3 1.15 1.16 1.14 1.14 1.12
Tensile Strength N/mm2 78 80 65 65 60
Yield Strength N/mm2 78 80 65 65 50
Modulus of Elasticity: Bend N/mm2 2900 2950 2400 2000 1800
Modulus of Elasticity: Tensile N/mm2 3350 3250 2600 2300 2000
Impact Strength (Charpy): 23C kJ/mm2 54 51 63 No break No break
Notched Impact Strength: 23C kJ/mm2 9 7 11 10-20 15-20
Ball Indentation Hardness: 30C N/mm2 124 128 120 110 90
Creep Rate Stress for 1% Elongation N/mm2 20 17 15
Creep Rate Stress for 2% Elongation N/mm2 24 22 20
Shore D Hardness 79 811 81 80 76
THERMAL
S.I Units C100 Natural C100 Black C100 Oil Filled C90 Natural C80 Natural
Melting Point 0C 216 216 216 208-210 202-206
Thermal Conductivity W/M0C 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Specific Heat kJ/kg0C 1.67 1.67 1.64 1.67 1.67
Co-efficient of Linear Expansion 106/0 70-80 70-80 75-95 75-95 80-115
Safe Temperature: Short Period 0C 180 180 180 160 150
Safe Temperature: Continuous 0C -40-110 -40-110 -40-110 -40-110 -40-110
Heat Distortion Temperature 0C 80 80 80 80 65
ELECTRICAL
S.I Units C100 Natural C100 Black C100 Oil Filled C90 Natural C80 Natural
Dieelectric Constant: 50HZ 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7
Dieelectrical Strength: Dry kV/mm 35 35 35 25 25
Dieelectrical Strength:Immersed H20 kV/mm 15 15 15 15 15

AUSTLON® (PA6 G) AVAILABILITY LISTINGS:
SPINCAST TUBES, STANDARD PLATES & RODS

SPINCAST TUBE AVAILABILITY INFORMATION

Notes:

The tube code specifies a guaranteed finish diameter from the tube purchased. T5020 guarantees that a customer will be able to clean up to a FMS OD of Ø 50mm x a FMS ID of Ø 20mm.

All tubes bore sizes are sold in 5mm increments.

  • AustLon® Natural Tube is available in 1200mm lengths only.
  • AustLon® Black Tube is available in 1200mm and cut into 600mm lengths.
  • AustLon® Oil Filled Tube is available in 1200mm and cut into 600mm lengths.
  • Selected Oil Tubes greater than Ø 200mm are available in cut lengths *300mm, please call us on 02 9858 0177 or 07 3883 4722.

Table Information:

  • All AS-CAST sizes are given as a guide only and will vary in dimension.
  • ## Tubes with FMS ID bore less than 60mm have an As Cast bore size approximately 5-8mm less than the quoted FMS ID.
  • ## Tubes with FMS ID bore greater than 60mm have an As Cast bore size approximately 3-6mm less than the FMS ID.
Tube Order Code Nom. Tube Size Tube Inside
Diameter
Range mm
Standard Length
Available 
Standard Standard
Length Available
Length Available
(Oil Tube Only)
As Cast O.D.
(size out of mould)
As Cast I.D.
(size out of mould)
T50ID Ø 50 T5020-T5040 1200mm 600mm Ø 54 ##see above
T60ID Ø 60 T6020-T6050 1200mm 600mm Ø 66 ##see above
T70ID Ø 70 T7020-T7060 1200mm 600mm Ø 74 ##see above
T75ID Ø 75 T7525-T7565 1200mm 600mm Ø 77 ##see above
T80ID Ø 80 T8030-T8065 1200mm 600mm Ø 82 ##see above
T85ID Ø 85 T8530-T8570 1200mm 600mm Ø 87 ##see above
T90ID Ø 90 T9030-T9075 1200mm 600mm Ø 93 ##see above
T100ID Ø 100 T10035-T10085 1200mm 600mm Ø 104 ##see above
T110ID Ø 110 T11035-T11090 1200mm 600mm Ø 114 ##see above
T120ID Ø 120 T12040-T120100 1200mm 600mm Ø 122 ##see above
T130ID Ø 130 T13040-T130110 1200mm 600mm Ø 133 ##see above
T140ID Ø 140 T14045-T140120 1200mm 600mm Ø 143 ##see above
T150ID Ø 150 T15050-T150130 1200mm 600mm Ø 155 ##see above
T160ID Ø 160 T16050-T160140 1200mm 600mm Ø 164 ##see above
T170ID Ø 170 T17055-T170150 1200mm 600mm Ø 173 ##see above
T180ID Ø 180 T18060-T180160 1200mm 600mm Ø 184 ##see above
T190ID Ø 190 T19065-T190170 1200mm 600mm Ø 197 ##see above
T200ID Ø 200 T20070-T200180 1200mm 600mm *300mm Ø 211 ##see above
T220ID Ø 220 not available ##see above
T230ID Ø 230 T230100-T230200 1200mm 600mm *300mm Ø 234 ##see above
T245ID Ø 245 T245120-T245215 1200mm 600mm *300mm Ø 248 ##see above
T255ID Ø 255 T255140-T255225 1200mm 600mm *300mm Ø 258 ##see above
T270ID Ø 270 T270160-T270240 1200mm 600mm *300mm Ø 274 ##see above
T280ID Ø 280 1200mm 600mm *300mm ##see above
T290ID Ø 290 T290180-T290260 1200mm 600mm *300mm Ø 297 ##see above
T305ID Ø 305 T305200-T305275 1200mm 600mm *300mm Ø 308 ##see above
T320ID Ø 320 T320200-T320290 1200mm 600mm *300mm Ø 327 ##see above
T340ID Ø 340 TBA 1200mm 600mm *300mm ##see above
STANDARD PLATE AVAILABILITY INFORMATION

Notes:

  • Sized listed above are maximum sizes, however all plate is available cut to order size.
  • Custom cast sizes of plate or cast blocks are also available, standard casting times apply.

Planing Capability:

  • Plate widths up to 600mm can be planed to 3.5 mm minimum – 220mm maximum thickness. Thickness accuracy over 600mm width: Parallel (+0.25 – 0.00mm), Thickness (+0.20 – 0.00mm)
  • Plate widths 600mm to 1220mm wide be planed to 7.5mm minimum – 22omm maximum thickness. Thickness accuracy at 1200mm wide: Parallel (+0.35 – 0.00mm), Thickness (+0.20 – 0.00mm)
METRIC PLATE
Plate Size (mm) Maximum Length (mm) Maximum Height (mm)
6 2000 600
8 2000 1200
10 2000 1200
12 2000 1200
15 2000 1200
20 2000 1200
25 2000 1200
30 2000 1200
40 2000 1200
IMPERIAL PLATE
Plate Size (mm) Maximum Length (mm) Maximum Height (mm)
25 1220 1220
30 1920 800
35 1220 900
40 1220 800
50 1220 800
60 1220 800
70 1220 800
80 1220 800
100 1220 800
STANDARD ROD AVAILABILITY INFORMATION

Notes:

  • Machined rod diameters are 0.5 to 2mm over Nominal Diameter listed.
  • Rods over Ø 120mm are available in cut lengths of 200m or 300mm.
  • Rod diameters not listed are available, however standard casting times apply.
MACHINED ROD
Nom. Diameter AustLon® C100 Oil
300mm
AustLon® C100 Oil
600mm
AustLon® C100 Black
300mm
AustLon® C100 Black
600mm
AustLon® C100 Natural
300mm
AustLon® C100 Natural
600mm
AustLon® C90 Natural
300mm
AustLon® C90 Natural
600mm
Ø 12
Ø 16
Ø 20
Ø 25
Ø 30
Ø 40
Ø 50
Ø 60
Ø 70
Ø 80
CAST ROD
Nom. Diameter AustLon® C100 Oil
500mm
AustLon® C100 Black
500mm
AustLon® C100 Natural
500mm
AustLon® C90 Natural
500mm
AustLon® C80 Natural
500mm
Ø 90
Ø 100
Ø 110
Ø 120
Ø 130
Ø 140
Ø 150
Ø 160
Ø 170
Ø 180
Ø 190
Ø 200
Ø 250
Ø 300

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