NYLON has an ease of fabrication and many superior properties. Nylon has found wide application for bearings, bushings, washers, seals, gears, guides, rollers, wear plates, fasteners, insulators, forming dies, sleeves, liners, cooling fans and many other parts. Nylon's properties include high wear and abrasion resistance, with low coefficient of friction and high strength to weight ratio. Nylon has corrosion resistance to alkalis and organic chemicals. Nylon is non-abrasive to other materials, has noise dampening characteristics and is also a good electrical insulator. Nylon materials are not UV stabilized, but are USDA and FDA compliant Best Engineering Plastics 100% Plastics Black/White Nylon Rod is the generic name for a family of long-chain polymeric amides. General characteristics of the nylons include toughness,strength,abrasion and fatigue resistance,low coefficient of friction,resiliency and heat resistance.