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Nylon Nylon 6,6 Nylon 6,6 unit
Density 1.15 g/cm3
Electrical conductivity (σ) 10−12 S/m
Thermal conductivity 0.25 W/(m·K)
Melting point 463–624 K
190–350 °C
374–663 °F

Nylon is an artificial fibre. It is one of the most commonly used polyamides, and was first produced on February 28, 1935.[1]

Nylon makes a silky material which was first used in toothbrushes. It is used to make clothes. In fact, most polyamidea are most used for synthetic fibres in clothing. Nylon can also be used to make war materials, such as parachutes and ropes. Nylon was invented by Wallace Carothers at Du-Pont. Nylon is like silk in appearance. It is strong, hard and water resistant. It is used in manufacture of string, ropes, string for tyres, carpet, net for fishing and cloth or parachute.



  1. Palmer R.J. 2001. Polyamides, plastics. Encyclopedia Of Polymer Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/0471440264.pst251