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  Technical Specifications

Hydlar® combines the properties of nylon with the wear resistance of Kevlar® Aramid fiber. The composite material is strong, tough and resists wear—up to 20 times greater than nylon alone. The Kevlar® also eliminates galling of mating surfaces and provides excellent flexural and tensile strength. Hydlar® outperforms metals, glass or other reinforced plastics. The properties of Hydlar® make it ideal for pulleys, bearings, casters, rollers, high-strength wheels, and aerospace and automotive applications.

  Grades and Colors

  • Hydlar® Z
    Hydlar® Z is a composite of nylon and Kevlar®. It is the basic and most common form of Hydlar® available. Hydlar Z is not FDA, USDA or 3A-Daiary compliant.
  • Hydlar® ZT
    Hydlar® ZT contains a small amount of PTFE for increased lubricity, making the product more wear-resistant. (Custom run minimum)
  • Hydlar® ZM
    Hydlar® ZM contains a small amount of Molybdenum Disulphide for greater surface hardness, greater lubricity and improved wear-resistance. (Custom run minimum)

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  Key Properties:

  • Outstanding wear resistance
  • Virtually no abrasion to counter surfaces
  • Good temperature resistance
  • Excellent Machinability
  • Good Mechanical properties

  Standard Shapes and Forms:

  • Sheet: .250” – 2” thick
  • Rod: .250” – 5” diameter
  • The range of sizes and shapes are grade specific. Please contact us for more information.

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