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Nylon tube – some points we must know

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What is nylon tube?

Nylon tubing is a tubular material made of nylon that is commonly used to transmit fluids or gases. Nylon tubing is often highly abrasion resistant, high strength, high temperature resistant, chemically resistant and lightweight, making it widely used in many fields, such as automotive, machinery, aerospace, medical and industrial manufacturing industries. In the automotive manufacturing industry, nylon tubing is often used to make lines for brake systems, fuel systems and air conditioning systems, as well as lines for transferring coolants and lubricants. In the medical industry, nylon tubing is often used to manufacture medical devices such as infusion tubes, tracheal tubes and artificial blood vessels.

Manufacturing process and flow of nylon tube

The manufacturing process of nylon tube usually includes the following steps:

  • Material preparation: The main material of nylon tube is nylon resin, and some additives and stabilizers usually need to be added. These materials are mixed evenly in a certain ratio and then melted to become the raw material of nylon tube.
  • Extrusion molding: The raw material of nylon tube is put into the extruder for heating and extrusion to make it into a tube. This process needs to control the temperature of the extruder, the shape and size of the extrusion head to ensure the quality of the nylon tube.
  • Cooling and stretching: The extruded nylon tube is cooled through the cooling water tank and stretched on the stretching machine to make it reach a certain size and strength.
  • Cutting and coiling: The stretched nylon tubes are cut by cutting machine and then coiled into rolls for easy storage and transportation.
  • Testing and packaging: Certain quality tests are performed on the nylon tubes, such as appearance inspection, dimensional measurement, tensile strength test, etc., and then they are packaged and marked, ready to be sent to the market.

In general, the manufacturing process of nylon tubes mainly includes steps such as raw material preparation, extrusion molding, cooling and stretching, cutting and coiling, testing and packaging. These steps require precise control and efficient operation to ensure the quality and performance of nylon tubes.

Types of nylon tubes

There are many types of nylon tubes, which can be classified according to different applications, characteristics and specifications. The following are some common types of nylon tubes:

  • PA6 nylon tube: made of nylon 6 (polycaprolactam), with high strength and wear resistance, commonly used in machinery, automotive and aviation.
  • PA11 nylon tube: made of nylon 11, with good flexibility and corrosion resistance, commonly used in industry, agriculture and construction, etc.
  • PA12 nylon tube: made of nylon 12, with high heat resistance and chemical corrosion resistance, commonly used in automotive braking system, fuel system and air conditioning system and other pipelines.
  • PA66 nylon tube: made of nylon 66, with high strength, rigidity and temperature resistance, commonly used in mechanical, automotive and electrical fields.
  • Threaded nylon tube: processed into a threaded shape on the basis of ordinary nylon tube, commonly used in the connection of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Air brake hose: specially used for piping of automobile air brake system, with high pressure resistance and heat resistance.
  • Oil suction hose: specially used for the oil piping system of mechanical equipment and engine, with better oil resistance and wear resistance.

In general, the types and uses of nylon tubes are very wide, and can be selected and applied according to actual needs.

Nylon pipe PVC pipe comparison

Nylon pipe and PVC pipe are two commonly used piping materials, here are some comparisons of them:

  • Material characteristics: Nylon pipe is a synthetic fiber material with excellent strength, toughness and wear resistance, while PVC pipe is a plastic material with better corrosion resistance and insulation properties.
  • Operating temperature: Nylon pipe usually has a wide operating temperature range, and can be used in the temperature range of -40℃ to 120℃, while PVC pipe has a narrow operating temperature range, usually between -10℃ and 60℃.
  • Corrosion resistance: nylon pipe has better chemical resistance and can resist the erosion of corrosive substances such as acids, alkalis, petroleum and solvents, while PVC pipe can only withstand some neutral or weak acid and alkali corrosive media.
  • Application areas: Nylon pipe is widely used in machinery, automobile, electronics, aviation, etc. It is suitable for transporting various media such as liquid, gas, oil, powder, etc., while PVC pipe is usually used in water supply and drainage systems, ventilation pipes, cable sheathing, etc.
  • Cost: In general, PVC pipe is less expensive than nylon pipe, but in some special occasions, nylon pipe’s characteristics such as wear resistance and corrosion resistance may be more suitable for actual needs, so you need to consider factors such as cost and performance when choosing pipe materials.

Overall, nylon pipe and PVC pipe have their own advantages and disadvantages, the application occasions and requirements are different, choose the right material to achieve better results.

Nylon tube PU tube comparison

Nylon pipe and PU pipe are both commonly used piping materials, here are some comparisons of them:

  • Material characteristics: Nylon pipe is a synthetic fiber material with excellent strength, toughness and wear resistance, while PU pipe is a polyurethane material with better oil resistance, wear resistance and heat resistance.
  • Operating temperature: Nylon tube usually has a wide operating temperature range, and can be used in the temperature range of -40℃ to 120℃, while PU tube has a narrow operating temperature range, usually between -40℃ to 90℃.
  • Wear resistance: Nylon tube has excellent wear resistance and is suitable for conveying high-speed fluids and abrasive media, while PU tube has slightly less wear resistance than nylon tube, but is still better than many other tubes.
  • Application areas: Nylon tubes are widely used in machinery, automobile, electronics, aviation and other fields, and are suitable for conveying various media such as liquid, gas, oil, powder, etc., while PU tubes are mainly used in pneumatic components, hydraulic components, automation equipment and other fields.
  • Cost: In general, the cost of PU pipe is higher than that of nylon pipe, but in some special occasions, the characteristics of PU pipe such as oil resistance, wear resistance and heat resistance may be more suitable for the actual needs, so you need to take into account factors such as cost and performance when choosing piping materials.

In general, nylon and PU pipe have their advantages and disadvantages, the application and requirements are different, choose the right material to achieve better results. Need to choose the pipe material according to the actual needs.

Advantages of Nylon Tubing

Nylon tube is a synthetic fiber material with several advantages as follows:

  • Strong wear resistance: nylon tube has excellent wear resistance, can withstand the impact of high-speed motion media and abrasive media, suitable for hydraulic transmission systems, automotive braking systems, machine tools and other mechanical fields.
  • Good toughness: nylon tube has excellent toughness and strength, can withstand high pressure and impact, not easy to break, suitable for a variety of mechanical equipment and conveying systems.
  • Strong corrosion resistance: nylon tube has good corrosion resistance, can withstand the erosion of a variety of chemical media, will not deteriorate and aging because of corrosion.
  • High stability: the physical and chemical properties of nylon tube are stable, not easy to aging and decomposition, long service life.
  • Good temperature adaptability: Nylon tube can be used in a wide range of temperatures, usually between -40℃ and 120℃, suitable for use in a variety of environmental and climatic conditions.

In summary, nylon tube has excellent wear resistance, toughness, corrosion resistance, stability and temperature adaptability, and is an excellent piping material, widely used in machinery, automotive, electronics, aviation and other fields.

Why choose products from SHOTON

  • Durability: Nylon pipe has the advantages of wear resistance, corrosion resistance, oxidation resistance, high temperature resistance, etc. It can withstand various harsh working environments and has a long service life.
  • Lightweight: nylon tube has the advantage of light weight compared with other piping materials, which can reduce the weight of the overall equipment and save energy.
  • Safety: Nylon pipe is non-toxic, tasteless, non-flammable, non-conductive, safe and reliable, and meets various industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Processability: Nylon tube is easy to process into various shapes and can be adapted to different pipeline installation needs.
  • Economical: The cost of nylon pipe is relatively low and has the advantage of cost performance, which can reduce the cost of the overall equipment.

The above are the general advantages of nylon pipe as a piping material. Choosing the right piping material for your needs requires consideration of the specific working environment, medium, temperature, pressure and other factors.

FAQ

How to choose the right nylon pipe?

Choosing the right nylon pipe requires consideration of many factors, such as the pipe size, wall thickness, and material. You should also consider factors such as the application area, working pressure and temperature of the pipe. If you are not sure which nylon pipe you should choose, you can seek advice from SHOTON.

How much does nylon pipe cost?

The price of nylon pipe varies by size, material and supplier. In general, larger sizes and higher quality materials will result in higher prices. It is recommended that you compare prices from different suppliers when purchasing nylon tubing and choose the option that best meets your needs.

Is it possible to purchase custom made nylon tubing?

Yes, some suppliers can provide custom nylon tubing. If you need a non-standard size or shape of pipe, ask us about customization options and costs.

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