Nylon Physical & Chemical Properties

(A Polyamide Fiber)
Composition
Nylon 66
– Polyhexamethylene Adipamide Nylon 6
– Caprolactam

Physical properties
Microscopic Appearance
– Very smooth and even

Length
– Filament and staple

Color
– Off-white

Luster
– High natural luster can be controlled

Strength
– Exceptionally high (60,000 – 108,000) pounds per square inch

Elasticity
– Exceptionally high

Resiliency
– Very good –

Moisture Absorption
– 3.8%

Heat
– High resistance melts at 482′ F

Flammability
– Melts slowly
– Does not support combustion

Electrical Conductivity
– Low, generates static

Specific Gravity – 1.14 (low density)

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