Regular visitors to Hillhead will be used to seeing Nylacast on stand P1 in the pavilion, where they have been for many years. But, they say, there are always new people who need to be persuaded that lubricated Nylon really is better than steel for some components in machinery.
Caterpillar, JCB and many other manufacturers already know and fit Nylacast products as standard on many of their products. They already appreciate that Nylacast components will last 25 times longer than phosphor bronze, are lighter, are fit-and-forget maintenance free and are, roughly speaking, a third of the price of steel.
Based in Leicester, Nylacast have been manufacturing their products for more than 35 years and now make a range of 18,000 different designs of rods and tubes from which their components are precision engineered, not injection moulded.