Rods and Sheets

Omniacetal (Acetal / POM)

  • Good sliding properties, high surface strength and rigidity, low moisture absorption, great dimensional stability
  • Resistant to alkali and organic compounds
  • It is very easy to machine and offers an excellent surface finish
  • Black, Blue and Natural acetal rods and sheets are all Food Safe
  • Uses include bearings, guides, gear wheels, fittings, valve and pump components

Omniamid 6G (Cast Nylon Natural)

  • Very good wear resistance, even in demanding environments
  • It is slightly tougher and harder than the extruded nylon 6
  • Like all nylons it is hygroscopic (absorbs moisture) so it has poor dimensional stability

Omniamid HR (Cast Nylon Black)

  • The addition of graphite and special lubricant results in properties better than those of the above natural PA6G
  • Lower friction coefficient and higher shock resistance
  • Applications include large gears, pulleys, sheaves, wheels, rollers, sliding blocks, guides. Resistant to alkali, solvents and inorganic compounds

Omniamid OIL (Oil-filled Nylon – Yellow)

  • Contains 6% special lubricating oil
  • The unique method of production results in micro distribution of the oil particles which is homogenous
  • Low friction coefficient
  • Higher shock resistance and better wear properties

Akulon 6® (Nylon 6)

  • Extruded nylon offers a combination of mechanical strength, stiffness, toughness and wear resistance
  • Omnia Plastica use a high viscosity polymer which results in a product of outstanding quality
  • Natural nylon 6 is Food Safe

Akulon 6GF30® (Nylon 6 + 30% Glass)

  • Glass-filled nylon has better dimensional stability than standard Nylon 6
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • High compression strength
  • Black colour

Akulon 66® (Nylon 66)

  • Nylon 66 is more rigid/harder than Nylon 6
  • Much easier to machine than Nylon 6 on Swiss & Cam automatics

Arnite® (PETP)

  • Low friction coefficient. High mechanical strength, stiffness and hardness with good creep resistance
  • Excellent wear resistance (equal to nylon 6)
  • Better resistance to acids than nylon and acetal
  • Excellent bearing & bushing material
  • Like acetal it is very easy to machine
  • Arnite® is Food Safe

Omnialite XLF

Omnialite XLF is our premium bushing / bearing grade material

  • Long life, hard wearing
  • Dimensionally stable, even in water
  • Self-lubricating (contains PTFE)
  • High pressure-velocity rating
  • Food contact compliant

HDPE / PE300: High Density Polyethylene

  • Good chemical resistance to acids, detergents and hot water
  • Very good impact strength and excellent wear resistance, even at low temperatures
  • Low friction coefficient
  • Food Safe

HMWPE / PE500: High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.

  • Mol Weight 500,000, Good chemical resistance and better impact strength than HDPE
  • Good electrical insulating properties. Used for guides, rollers, chopping blocks. Available in 5 colours. Food Safe

UHMWPE / PE1000: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.

  • Mol Weight 5 mil. Good chemical resistance. Excellent abrasion resistance, Superior impact strength and very low friction coefficient. Operates at temperatures as low as -200⁰C.
  • PE1000 is widely used in conveyors, bottling and packaging machines. Food Safe

UHMWPE / PE8000 Premium Grade

  • Mol weight 9.2 mil. Good chemical resistance, low friction and excellent impact strength. Food safe. Colour: Blue-Grey. Much lower (better) wear properties than the popular PE1000:- Sand Slurry abrasion test: PE8000 = 80, PE1000 = 100, PE1000 Regen = 130.
  • PE8000 is also available in Anti-Static (special conductive carbon additive). UV resistant.

Polypropylene

  • High mechanical and tensile strength but low notched impact strength
  • Brittle at low temperature. Withstands attack by alkali and acids
  • Food Safe
  • Used in pumps, valves, tank fabrication, flanges, bushes

Phenolic Cotton F3 (PFCC201, NEMA C)

  • Finest quality laminated cotton fabric and phenolic resin.
  • Colour Brown. Sheet 2030 x 1030 mm or Cut-to-size.
  • Tough, with excellent impact strength and wear resistance.
  • Uses include gears, pulleys, rollers, bearings.
  • Maximum continuous temperature +100°C, intermittent +120°C

Phenolic Paper P1 (PFCP201, NEMA X)

  • Finest quality laminated cellulose paper and phenolic resin.
  • Colour Dark Brown. Sheet 2030 x 1030 mm or Cut-to-size.
  • Good mechanical strength, low-voltage electrical applications.
  • Uses include flash barriers, control panels, jigs, fixtures.
  • Not suitable for use in humid or moist conditions.
  • Maximum continuous temperature +100°C, intermittent +120°C.

Epoxy Glass FR4/G10, G11

  • Finest quality laminated woven glass cloth and epoxy resin.
  • Colour Light Green. Sheet 1010 x 1030 or 2030 x 1030 mm.
  • Outstanding electrical properties and excellent mechanical strength
  • Suitable for use in high humidity and moist environments.
  • FR4 has same properties as G10 but is Flame Retardant (UL94 V0).
  • Uses include terminal boards, transformer spacers, slot wedges.
  • FR4/G10 Maximum continuous temperature +130°C.
  • G11 Maximum continuous temperature +140°C.

PVC

  • Flame retardant plastic with excellent chemical resistance, high mechanical strength and low stress cracking
  • Poor impact strength
  • Used for pump and valve bodies, tank fabrication, galvanic industry

PTFE (Teflon®)

  • Best chemical resistance, lowest friction coefficient and high temperature range (-200⁰C + 260⁰C)
  • Good dielectric strength
  • Excellent weather resistance and insensitive to UV rays
  • Poor mechanical properties. Food Safe (non-toxic)
  • Used for O-rings, valve seats, stem seals, gaskets, insulators, guides, bellows

ETCHED PTFE

  • Sodium Ammonia etching of PTFE offers excellent bond strength.
  • Etching is on one side of the PTFE sheets and skived tape.
  • Etched sheets measure 1200 x 1200 x 1, 2, 3 and 6 mm thick.
  • Skived tape is on 1200 mm wide rolls and sold per linear metre.
  • Material is covered with black cloth to prevent UV degradation.

PVDF

  • Better tensile strength, mechanical strength and dimensional stability than PTFE
  • Excellent chemical resistance and good temperature range (-30⁰C +150⁰C)
  • Food safe (FDA compliant) and has a UL94 flammability rating of V.0
  • Used for flanges as well as pump and valve components

PEEK

  • High strength, rigidity and dimensional stability
  • Low friction coefficient
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Very good electrical insulation properties
  • Food Safe
  • Maximum continuous temperature 150°C
  • Very expensive

Polysulfone

  • High performance thermoplastic
  • Excellent dimensional and thermal stability
  • Superior electrical properties
  • Outstanding resistance to steam sterilization
  • Non-toxic
  • UL94 V-0 self-extinguishing

Standard Stock:

Materials
Ø RODS mm
Colours
SHEETS mm
Colours
Acetal / POM
6 – 300
Natural & Black
3 – 80
Natural & Black
Acetal / POM
20 – 120
Blue
10 – 20
Blue
Nylon 6
6 – 70
Natural & Black
3 – 12
Natural
Cast Nylon
70 – 300
Natural & Black
10 – 100
Natural & Black
Oil-filled Nylon
50 – 120
Yellow
10 – 40
Yellow
Glass-filled Nylon
30 – 80
Black
Nylon 66
8 – 32
Natural (Ivory)
Arnite® / PETP
16 – 150
Natural & Black
10 – 40
Natural
OmniaLite XLF
20 – 130
Light Grey
10 – 30
Light Grey
HDPE / PE300
10 – 300
Natural & Black
3 – 40
Natural & Black
HMWPE / PE500
10 – 100
Natural & Black
UHMWPE / PE1000
20 – 200
Natural
10 – 60
Natural
UHMWPE Regen
10 – 60
Green & Black
Phenolic Cotton
20 – 80
Brown
3 – 50
Brown
Phenolic Paper
1.5 – 12
Dark Brown
Epoxy Glass FR4
1.5 – 10
Pale Green
Polypropylene
10 – 300
Natural & Pebble Grey
3 – 30
Natural & Pebble Grey
Polysulfone
30 – 80
Amber
PVC
8 – 300
Grey
3 – 30
Grey
PEEK
16 – 50
Beige
PTFE
6 – 130
Virgin (White)
3 – 30
Virgin (White)
PVDF
12 – 110
Natural
10 & 20
Natural
Polycarbonate
30 – 100
Opaque

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