Nylon Plastics

(Polamides)

Nylon Plastics (Polamides)

The nylon family of plastics are identified by the number of carbon atoms in the monomers. Where two monomers are involved, the polymer will carry two numbers (e.g. nylon 6 / 6). Crystalline nylons have high tensile strength, flex modulus, impact strength, and abrasive resistance.

Several different types of plastic nylon are on the market, the two most widely used being nylon 6 and 6 / 6. General purpose nylon molding materials are available for extrusion

injection molding, blow molding, rotational molding, and (for nylon 6 materials) casting or anionic polymerization. Nylon sheet and film are also marketed.