GENERAL DESCRIPTIONHydlar ® Z material combines the properties of Nylon with the strength and wear resistance of Kevlar ® aramid fibers. The resulting material is strong, tough, and has excellent wear resistance --- up to 20 times that of standard nylon. This material is available in rod and sheet forms only.
GENERAL PROPERTIES outstanding wear resistance high mechanical properties non-galling surface good chemical resistance good temperature resistance
HYDLAR ® Z GRADESHydlar ® Z
Hydlar ® Z is the basic, most common grade available. This Nylon material with Kevlar ® aramid fibers only. Hydlar ® Z is NOT FDA,USDA, or 3A-Dairy compliant.
Hydlar ® ZF
Effective in January 2006, Hydlar ® ZF (FDA, USDA and 3A-Dairy compliant) material is no longer being produced. The manufacturer of the resin has changed the formulation and it is no longer FDA compliant. Check with us for availability of the "ZF" grade of compliant material before proceeding.
Hydlar ® ZT
Hydlar ® ZT has the added benefit of a small amount of PTFE added for increased lubricity (lower friction) resulting in improved wear resistance.
Hydlar ® ZM
Hydlar ® ZM has the added benefit of a small amount of Molybdenum Disulphide added for improved surface hardness and increased lubricity (lower friction) resulting in improved wear resistance. NOTE: Effective in October 2008, Hydlar ® ZM material is no longer stocked, but is available by special custom order only. Check with us for availability of the "ZM" grade of material before proceeding.
TYPICAL PROPERTIES of HYDLAR ® Z
|ASTM or UL test||Property||Hydlar Z|
|D570||Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%)||0.8|
|D638||Tensile Strength (psi)||16,000|
|D638||Tensile Modulus (psi)||1,300,000|
|D638||Tensile Elongation at Break (%)||4|
|D790||Flexural Strength (psi)||23,000|
|D790||Flexural Modulus (psi)||900,000|
|D695||Compressive Strength (psi)||19,300|
|D695||Compressive Modulus (psi)||-|
|D785||Hardness, Rockwell||M80 - M100|
|D256||IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in)||2.7|
|D696||Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
|D648||Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi
470 / 243
|D3418||Melting Temp (°F / °C)||- / -|
|-||Max Continuous Use Temp, short term (°F / °C)||300 / 149|
|-||Max Continuous Use Temp, long term (°F / °C)||230 / 110|
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)
|D149||Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick||-|
|D150||Dielectric Constant at 60 Hz||-|
|D150||Dissipation Factor at 60 Hz||-|
NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.HYDLAR is a trademark of Ensinger-Hyde.
All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.