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Composite gear: MINLON (Nylon 6) - RUBER

Composite gear: MINLON (Nylon 6) - RUBER

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Hi to everyone,

I am interested in making a composite mechanical gear for a water pump, comprising of two parts. The first one will be a polymer and the second one rubber which will be vulcanized (in the presence of S) on top of it at 160 degrees Celsius. I have the following questions about the selection of the polymer:

1) Is MINLON (mineral reinforced Nylon 6) a proper selection for the polymer in terms of mechanical characteristics? If not, any other suggestions?

2) The adhesion between MINLON and the rubber part is a crucial characteristic in our application. Will this composite system (polymer-rubber) be able to handle torsional stresses?

3) During the vulcanization process at 160 degrees Celsius, will the MINLON part remain stable?

Thanks in advance

RE: Composite gear: MINLON (Nylon 6) - RUBER

Eparissis, you ought to know that rubbers are polymers too. I would talk to the manufacturer's technical people about Minlon's stability and other characteristics.

RE: Composite gear: MINLON (Nylon 6) - RUBER

(OP)
I know rubbers are polymers. I am just referring to MINLON as THE polymer because i am interested in MINLON's characteristics specifically. I am in touch with manufacturer's technical people anyway. Thanks for the reply!

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