Applications Of “CAPLON” NYLON-6


Nylon-6 & its compounds is known for their superior mechanical properties, resistance to wear & heat, good impact strength, high resistance to fatigue. They also have resistance to various oils & lubricants thus make them a good choice for various automotive compounds for under the bonnet & near the engine. Various exterior compounds are also made of Nylon-6 & its blends as given below:

  • Cylinder head Covers
  • Fuel Strainers
  • Radiator Fan
  • Wheel Cover & hub
  • Grill Aprons
  • Handle Knobs for window regulators
  • Fasteners, Clips & Connectors
  • Fuse Boxes
  • Scooter Nose & Handle top
  • Relay switches Assembly
  • AC shroud
  • Sun Visor brackets & holders
  • Power steering oil reservoirs
  • Timing belt covers
  • Air bag housings
  • Gearbox Consoles
  • Air ducts
  • Headrest support

Nylon-6 resin & its compounds with FR additives(Halogenated & Non-halogenated) are having quite good electrical properties like Di-Electric strength, tracking resistance & flame retardant properties(as per UL standards) therefore used in many electrical & electronic applications like:

  • MCB Housing
  • Terminal block
  • Connectors
  • Coil bobbins
  • Stabilizer boxes for Desk lamps
  • Plastic magnets
  • Modular switch parts
  • Telephone/Exchange parts
  • Power Capacitor Housing
  • Switch cases

As the humidity level increases & also temperature increases, there is decrease in electrical & insulation properties of Nylon-6, however they are widely used for low temperature frequency applications.


Nylon-6 is having superior mechanical properties & in various applications metal is replaced by Nylon-6 & its compounds. Higher abrasion resistance, low friction coefficients, high impact is making it worthwhile in many engineering & textile applications:

  • Power tool Housing
  • Castors
  • Impeller fans
  • Chain Saws
  • Harvesters (Plow teeth)
  • Portable Stitching machine
  • Bobbins
  • Picker bush bobbins
  • Drive Pulley
  • Outboard motor engine covers
  • Gear, bushes & rods
  • Water meter casing
  • Yarn separators
  • Shuttles & Ring traveler

Nylon-6 is also used extensively in domestic appliances, household items & construction. Some of major applications are listed below:

  • Fishing reels & nets
  • Floor brushes
  • Baby Carriage parts
  • Room freshener containers
  • Eyeglass frames
  • Luggage handles & wheels
  • Cigarette lighter casing
  • Bristles for brushes
  • Cooker & utensil handles
  • Shoe soles
  • Door handles
  • Buttons
  • Gas regulators
  • Cable ties
  • Packaging films (Biaxially oriented & multilayer films)
  • Floor adjusters
  • Agricultural chemical bottles