Nylatron® GSM 12P is Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials's preferred material for use in piling hammers.
Pile driver pads are used to prevent damage to the pile and the hammer. Fillers are usually made of hardwood - Azobe, for example. The disadvantage of Azobe, however, is the significant energy loss (30 - 40%) and its relatively short life in use. Azobe is also difficult to remove from the pile pad.
Working with key piling companies, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials has developed the Nylatron® GSM 12P pile driver caps which have several unique properties. With a Nylatron® GSM 12P pile driver cap every stroke saves you money.
Nylons can absorb up to 7% (by weight) water under high humidity or submerged in water. This can result in dimensional changes up to 2% and a corresponding reduction of physical properties. Proper design techniques can frequently compensate for this factor.