Elevator Bucket Material Selection Guide

 
Property HDPE Nylon Urethane Nyrim® Nylatron® Ductile Iron Mild Steel 304
Stainless
316
Stainless
Cost 1 3 4 5 5 3 2 4 4
Abrasion
Resistance
1 3 3 5 4 4 3 4 4
Impact
Resistance
3 4 5 5 4 3 2 2 2
Moisture
Resistance
5 2 1 3 3 2 4 5* 5*
Non-Stick 2 2 5 4 5 1 1 3* 3*
FDA Food
Approved
Yes Yes On Request No No No No Yes Yes
Anti-Static On Request No No Yes No No No No No
Temperature
Range (°F)
-120° to180° -60° to 300° -60° to 180° -40° to 284° -40° to 284° -60° to 800° Contact 4B Contact 4B Contact 4B
Standard
Colors**
White Cream / Black Natural Black Black NA NA NA NA
   Code: 1 = Low / 5 = High        NA = Not Applicable        * When Polished        ** Special Order Colors Available
 
Material Applications
HDPE General use with grains, feed, food products, fertilizer and moist materials
Nylon Hot, granular abrasives, high impact products including powders
Urethane Sharp abrasives, pelletized feeds and sticky products with little or no water content
Nyrim® Extremely abrasive, high impact industrial products and sticky products
Nylatron® Extremely abrasive, high impact industrial products and very sticky products
Mild Steel General use with grains, feeds, food products and light to medium industrial products
Ductile Iron Medium to heavy duty industrial, abrasive products
304 Stainless Food, high temperature and corrosive products
316 Stainless Food, high temperature and very corrosive products