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nylon,

synthetic thermoplastic material characterized by strength, elasticity, resistance to abrasion and chemicals, low moisture absorbency, and capacity to be permanently set by heat. After 10 years of research E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company introduced nylon in 1938 as monofilaments for bristles and in 1940 as multifilament yarn for hosiery. Nylon is now manufactured also in the form of sheets, coatings, and molded plastics and used in a variety of products, including fabrics, surgical sutures, thread, insulating wire coverings, mosquito netting and screening, gears and bearings, rope, and tire cords. There are a variety of nylons, all being polyamides frequently made from diamines and dicarboxylic acids. The most generally useful of these is nylon (66), made from hexamethylene amine and adipic acid.

nylon

A class of thermoplastics characterized by extreme toughness, strength, and elasticity and capable of being extruded into filaments, fibers and sheets. See also: Plastic

nylon

[′nī‚län]
(materials)
Generic name for long-chain polymeric amide molecules in which recurring amide groups are part of the main polymer chain; used to make fibers, fabrics, sheeting, and extruded forms.

nylon

A generic name for a family of polyamide resins of extreme toughness; used to make fibers and fabrics.

nylon

1. a class of synthetic polyamide materials made by copolymerizing dicarboxylic acids with diamines. They can be moulded into a variety of articles, such as combs and machine parts. Nylon monofilaments are used for bristles, etc., and nylon fibres can be spun into yarn
2. 
a. yarn or cloth made of nylon, used for clothing, stockings, etc.
b. (as modifier): a nylon dress
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Compared to nylon 66, nylon 612 has lower modulus, higher elongation, lower strength, and a lower melting point.
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For the novel odd-odd nylons derived from undecanedioic acid, the crystal structures of both the solution-crystallized samples and the melt-crystallized samples were investigated by WAXD and ED.
no requirement for predrying the premolded nylon substrate prior to overmolding, as with many similar nylon overmolds.
When its useful life as a carpet, for instance, is over, we can take it up from your home, throw the whole thing into our patented recycling process, recover the base chemical and make a brand new car part or any nylon product we want," Mezzanotte said.
1) Materials: Commercially available grades of nylons used in this study are listed with their nominal compositions as follows: nylon 6 [Capron(r) 73WP, AlliedSignal], nylon 6(95)/nylon 66(5) [Allied Signal], nylon 6 (85)/nylon 66(15) [AlliedSignal], nylon 6(80)/ nylon 66(20) [AlliedSignal], nylon 6 (70)/nylon 66 (30) [AlliedSignal], nylon 6 (21)/ nylon 66 (79) [Monsanto], nylon 66 [Zytel 101L, DuPont], nylon 6 (83)/nylon 12 (17).
All nylons swell in automotive fuel, the result being dimensional changes.
This is a unique possibility with type 6 nylon products," said Bill Price, president of DSM Chemicals North America.
Also yellow, oranges and reds for nylons and polyesters.