Nylon Balls

Nylon Balls (Zytel®, Polymide) are used in check valves, light load bearings, knobs and toggle switches and other applications where low cost and resiliency are more important than hardness. Nylon has good resistance to alkalis, petroleum products and various mild chemicals.


Physical Properties

Specific Gravity 1.14
Water Absorbtion (Method A, 24hr)% 1.2
Tensile Strength at Yield, 100 psi 11.2, 12.0
Elongated at Yield, % 5.25
Elastic Modulus In Tension, 10 to the 5th power psi —–
Flexural Strength in Tension, 10 to the 5th power psi —–
Elastic Modulus in Flexure, 10 to the 5th power psi 4.12, 1.75
Compressive Strength at Yield, 1000 psi —–
Rockwell Hardness (Method A) R121, R108
Maximum Service Temperature in °F 250
Natural Color off-white
Color Possibilities unlimited
Clarity translucent to opaque

Zytel® is a registered trademark of DuPont.

The information on this web site is intended for guidance only. Since we gathered technical data from various technical sources, the actual mechanical and physical properties will vary from one lot of material to the next. Therefore, we accept no liability for deficiencies or damages arising from the use of this data, and customers should determine the suitability of a material or product by conducting practical tests under realistic conditions.