Technical Information

Material Specification

Looking for Technical information? Nylon or Acetal are our main materials used to make buckles, fasteners and accessories. Read on for an in depth look at these parts.

Acetal

Acetal is a crystalline thermoplastic polymer material. It has excellent tensile strength, stiffness, surface hardness and chemical resistance. These types boast excellent flexural memory and property retention when subjected to repeated loading. The normal short-term use temperature ranges from -40°C to +132°C. This material is mainly for high performance uses. Physical properties remain consistent across a wide range of temperature, relative humidity, and weather conditions.

Acetal Special Grade

Special Grade Acetal is tougher than the standard version. This material possesses all of the positive attributes of standard Acetal combined with superior resistance to impact loads. Designed to withstand the toughest of environments and excessive treatment, Special Grade is recommended for military applications for personal load carriage in particular.

Nylon 6/6

A thermoplastic polyamide resin. this material  has good tensile strength, chemical resistance, stiffness and flexural memory. Nylon is excellent in high temperature applications. The normal short-term use temperature range is -40°C to +199°C. However, it is a resin that attracts water. Therefore, humidity changes will alter the physical properties. When dry, tensile strength is higher and impact is lower. When wet, tensile strength is lower and impact strength is higher.

Elastomeric Resin

A thermoplastic material that is a flexible plastic. Bridging the gap between rubbery elastomers and rigid plastics. It exhibits low temperature flexibility, toughness, chemical resistance and abrasion resistance. Normal short-term use temperature range is 0°C to 145°C. Material properties will change outside of this range. Individual parts may perform differently due to this.

Polypropylene

Used to make Polypropylene material, UV stable yarn reduces fading and gives wear resistance whilst maintaining durability. Polyprop is available in many different types based on the needs. In conclusion, you can find out more about Polyprop typing here

Please Note –

The info provided on this page is a guideline when considering what materials to use in your applications. This is not guaranteed data as a result For this reason, the above provided is subject to the raw material and may vary by product, design or specific loading needs.

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