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Established over 40 years ago and based in Leicester, Nylacast are a world renowned manufacturer of engineering polymers. We have many years of experience providing unique solutions for many different applications, across a variety of industries. Our range of engineering polymers have been designed as a superior alternative to the more traditional materials used in component manufacture. Materials such as bronze, steel, cast iron and ceramic may have their relative benefits but there are still many drawbacks, including the continual need for maintenance and lubrication, as well as issues with corrosion, strength and lifespan. We create polymers which attempt to resolve these issues, incorporating features such as high tensile strength, self-lubrication and a resistance to corrosives, which provide a wealth of benefits to end users. Just some of these benefits include, increased component lifespan, weight reduction, noise dampening, electrical insulation, thermal insulation and a resistance to abrasion, just to name a few. Our in-house research, development and testing facility allow us to create completely bespoke creations, designed to meet the specific requirements of our clients.

We strive to provide the best customer service possible. If you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to contact our fantastic customer service team and they will do everything they can to help. Alternatively, you can visit our website which contains information on all of our products and services, as well as an overview on our company as a whole. 


Dock Bumpers

Manufactured from Cast Nylon, our range of dock bumpers offer protection from the daily wear and tear experienced by docks and dock bays. The bumpers themselves are incredibly lightweight and easy to install and benefit from being naturally resistant to corrosion and abrasion. It should also be noted that our bumpers don't require any maintenance and won't need to be replaced at a later date. If you would like to find out more, please visit the website.


Trailer Plates

Warehouse trailer plates are fitted into the ground and prevent damage from the trailer feet, as well as protecting nearby cargo and personnel. Our trailers are created using Nylaclast polymers which offer a wealth of benefits, including corrosion resistance, high impact strength and high visibility. It should be noted that our plates are available in a range of different sizes, to suit all requirements. To find out more, please visit the website.


Crane Outrigger Pads

Crane outrigger pads play an incredibly important role during crane operation. They provide essential support for crane outriggers and therefore prevent accidents such as capsizing, which can cause damage, injury or even death. Our Bigfoot crane outrigger is utilised by many different crane hire companies and benefits from an effective and unique design. The pads themselves are light enough to move around but strong enough to withstand damage. We should point out that we also offer the Littlefoot outrigger pad which has been designed for use with lorry mounted cranes.


Winch & Spooling Shells

Our range of winches and spooling shells benefit from being constructed from a unique Nylacast polymer. Compared with standard materials such as steel, components made from our polymer are much lighter and less likely to be affected by issues such as corrosion. In terms of winches and spooling shells, these particular components benefit from being maintenance free and self-lubricating. Being lighter, our winches and spooling shells are also much easier to install.



Our range of sheaves differ from standard components in that they are manufactured from a unique nylon polymer. This means they have a variety of different advantages over products made from materials such as steel. Just some of these benefits include, lighter weight, increased wire rope life, reduced maintenance and protection against corrosion. We offer products to suit every requirement and it's for this reason that we can provide sheaves in a wide range of diameters, anything from 1" to 82".



The creation of cheap, clean energy has never been more important. Thanks to our many years of experience within the engineering industry, and the unique materials that we use, we have a lot to offer the energy sector. As our polymers are lightweight, maintenance free, anti-corrosion and self-lubrication, they can be used to create a wide range of problem solving components within the energy industry. Our experts can work closely with clients in order to create a solution, from conception all the way to completion.



Our polymers are widely used within the marine industry, whether it be in the boats themselves, or within docking equipment. Just some of the benefits to utilising our polymers include, lower costs, longer lifespan, less maintenance, less corrosion, less wear and a lighter weight. If you have any questions on our marine applications, don't hesitate to visit the website, alternatively you can contact our customer service team directly.



The construction industry are continually looking for new technologies and materials in order to improve efficiency, safety and lower costs. We have many years of experience in the manufacturing of unique components for the construction sector. Our work within construction includes everything from product redesigns, to complete solutions. Our polymers can offer a variety of benefits, including lower costs, longer lifespan and a greater resistance to corrosion. To find out more, please visit the website.


Nylacast PA 6 Natural

Used as the base of every grade of Nylacast material, PA 6 Natural is created using ionic polymerisation. With an exceptionally high tensile, flexural and compressive strength, PA 6  is used in a wide range of applications. Some of the other benefits of PA 6 Natural include a natural wear resistance as well as an excellent creep resistance. It should also be pointed out that it is available in a selection of different colours, including black.


Nylacast Oilon

Created 42 years ago, Nylacast Oilon was the first lubricated nylon available on the market. Thanks to this built in lubrication, Oilon had a substantially longer lifespan when compared with standard nylon or phosphor bronze. It should be pointed out that Oilon also benefits from high impact strength and excellent wear and abrasion resistance. If you have any questions about this product or any of our solutions, feel free to visit the website or you can contact us by phone or email.


Nylacast Nylube

Introduced in 1989, Nylube built upon the success of Oilon by offering the same lubricating properties but with a substantial improvement in wear resistance. Nylube can be utilised in the manufacture of a wide range of components, including rods, tubes, plates as well as custom casting and cut to size pieces. If you would to discuss your options, please feel free to contact us directly.


Nylacast Aquanyl PA 6/12

A copolymer of Nylon 6 and Nylon 12, Aquanyl PA 6/12 is created using the anionic polymerisation process. PA 6/12 has improved on its constituents by reducing water absorption and increasing stability and impact strength. As with all of our polymers, PA 6/12 can be used in the manufacture of a range of different components, including rods, plates and tubes, as well as many more. To find out more, please visit the website.


Nylacast Moly

Part of the Cast Nylon 6 family, Moly differs from other polymers thanks to the addition of Molybdenum Disulphate which improves crystallisation. Moly benefits from lower water absorption, improved compressive strength, improved wear and antifriction properties and of course, it's also self-lubricating. More information about these or any of our products can be found online.


Nylacast Impact

As the name suggests, Nylacast Impact has been created for high impact applications. As well as standing up to high stress situations, impact is also excellent for noise reduction. Furthermore, Nylacast Impact has excellent resistance to thermal, chemical and mechanical stressors. It should be noted that this polymer can be used to create a variety of different components, from rods and plates to more bespoke options.



Nylacast Special Grades

We understand that every customer is different and will therefore require their own solution, it's for this reason that we have designed a selection of special grades of material. These special grade materials include, Nylubed Glass Filled (higher compressive strength), Nylube MO (enhanced load bearing capabilities), Nylube Food Grade (FDA approved for food and pharmaceutical use) and NYLASTAT (suitable for certified ATEX zones). It should also be noted that we have the capability to create a completely custom grade of material, to suit any specific requirements.


Custom Formulation

Sometimes the project may require certain qualities that our current formulations can't provide. When this happens, we work closely with our clients in order to create a completely new custom formulation, designed to provide a complete solution. This is thanks in a large part to our many years of experience, as well as the collaboration between our engineers and in-house chemists, all of whom are highly trained experts.


Semi Finished Products & Stock Shapes

We stock an extensive range of semi-finished products and stock shapes, with sizes to suit everybody. Just some of the products within this range include, cast plates, rods, small OD rods and tubes. It should also be noted that many of our semi-finished products and stock shapes are available in a selection of grades and finishes, to suit a variety of requirements. If you need more information, feel free to visit the website.


Custom Casting

Our custom casting service allows us to create bespoke components which have been designed and manufactured with a specific profile in mind. One of the benefits of using a component or tool which has been made to an exact specification is a greater degree of efficiency and therefore minimisation of waste. If you would like to discuss your options further, feel free to get in touch with our customer service team, either via phone or email.


Cut to Size/Finishing

Our cut to size/finishing services allow us to produce products which are customised to the clients own specification. These services include, sawing, billeting, 2-side rotary planing and 4-side planing. If you would like to find out more about out cut to size/finishing, feel free to visit the website. Alternatively, you can contact our customer service team directly, by phone or email.




Registration Number: 05949301
VAT Number: GB897 3869 39
Registered at Companies House:28 September, 2006 (17 years and 8 months ago)
No of Employees: 251-500
Annual Turnover: 20-50m
Parent Company: Nylacast
Company Type:
  • Manufacturer
  • Distributor
  • Fabricator
UK Branches: Leicester

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Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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Brand & Trade Names

  • Nylacast AQUANYL Engineering plastic which is a co-polymer of PA 6 and PA 12 for reduced water and moisture absorption. Perfect for subsea environments. Learn more here: https://www.nylacast.com/aquanyl
  • Nylacast Bigfoot Crane outrigger pad, the correct tool for increasing safety and stability of mobile crane operations and lifting. Stronger and safer than wood, PE and Metal. Manufactured from premium material, Nylacast Big Foot is more versatile and long lasting than other crane pads on the market. Learn more here: https://www.nylacast.com/bigfoot-crane-outrigger-pad
  • Nylacast Dock Bumpers Protect high investment warehouse loading bays and docks with Nylacast dock bumpers. Learn more here https://www.nylacast.com/dock-bumpers
  • Nylacast Impact Unique grade of engineering plastic with added impact resistance, perfect for a range of applications and industries. Learn more here: https://www.nylacast.com/impact
  • Nylacast Littlefoot The perfect small dimension outrigger pad for added stability and safety when operating small cranes, access platforms and other equipment. Learn more here: https://www.nylacast.com/bigfoot-crane-outrigger-pad
  • Nylacast MOLY Engineering plastic with added strength. Learn more here: https://www.nylacast.com/moly
  • Nylacast NYLASTAT ATEX approved material for the offshore industry and mining and construction sectors. Learn more here https://www.nylacast.com/special-grades
  • Nylacast NYLUBE Engineering Polymer with low friction properties. Learn more here: https://www.nylacast.com/nylube
  • Nylacast OILON Wax filed Engineering polymer with lightweight and self lubrication. Perfect bearing material lasting 25 times the life of phosphor bronze. Learn more here: https://www.nylacast.com/oilon
  • Nylacast Warehouse Trailer Plates Save maintenance and repair time and cost in your warehouse & logistics operations with the Nylacast Warehouse Trailer Plates. Learn more here: https://www.nylacast.com/trailer-plates

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