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 NYLATRON® is a brand name that dates back to Polypenco, when DSM acquired Polypenco and Erta the brand names were reviewed and consolidated. The majority of Nylon products were branded ERTALON® but the most established Polypenco brands such as NYLATRON® were kept.


Nylatron GSM®  is a cast, partially cross-linked, Nylon 6 material modified by a carefully controlled level of finely divided particles of molybdenum disulphide additive. The  molybdenum disulphide enhances its bearing and wear behaviour without impairing the impact and fatigue resistance inherent to unmodified cast nylon grades. It is a very commonly used grade for gear wheels, racks and pinions.

In generally for bearings / bearing surfaces ERTALON® LFX is more suited to high load / low speed applications, NYLATRON® GSM (cast Nylon 6 + MOS2) is a good "all rounder", while NYLATRON® NSM is suitable for applications requiring higher speed but lower loads.

NYLATRON GSM Material data sheet NYLATRON GSM Safety data sheet


  • Rod  50mm to 500mm

  • Tube 50mm O/D x 20mm I/D to 600mm O/D x 570mm I/D all made to order.

  • Plate 10mm to 100mm

A list of the most common Sizes etc that are readily available as standard items can be down loaded here

ERTALON® and NYLATRON® are registered trademarks of Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products


The information given here is believed to be correct, but completeness and accuracy are not guaranteed. The user shall be fully responsible for determining the suitability of products for the intended use.