Nylon

  • ID
    17
  • Fibre
    Nylon
  • URL
    nylon
  • Attributes
    Durable, strong, lightweight, dries quickly
  • Fibre Type
    Synthetic fibres
  • Description

    Nylon is made of repeating units linked by peptide bonds and is a type of polyamide and is frequently referred to as such. Nylon was the first commercially successful synthetic thermoplastic polymer. Commercially, nylon polymer is made by reacting monomers which are either lactams, acid/amines or stoichiometric mixtures of diamines (-NH2) and diacids (-COOH). Mixtures of these can be polymerized together to make copolymers. Nylon polymers can be mixed with a wide variety of additives to achieve many different property variations.