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Thus nylon was introduced to the public by means of women’s hosiery, and became an instant success…the world’s first synthetic fiber and the first fiber developed in the United States.
Nylon was also used to filter blood plasma and as sewing thread for shoes and apparel.
Today nylon is used in a myriad of common items, from seat belts to ski boots, from conveyor belts to tool and appliance handles, from lawn mower blades to ship propellers; umbrellas, paint brushes, hair brush bristles, toothbrush bristles, fishing nets, parachute fabrics, ropes, sails, luggage, backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags are made of nylon.
www.costumes.org /ADVICE/TEXTILES/NYLONArticle.htm   (1084 words)

  Nylon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nylon is made of repeating units with amide linkages between them: hence it is frequently referred to as a polyamide.
Most types of nylon are condensation polymers, formed by reacting almost exactly equal parts of a diamine and a dicarboxylic acid, so that peptide bonds form on each end of a given monomer in a process analogous to biological polypeptide formation.
The most common variant is nylon 6,6, also called nylon 66, which refers to the fact that both the diamine (hexamethylene diamine) and the diacid (adipic acid) have 6 carbon backbones.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nylon   (840 words)

 Nylon fiber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Nylon fibers are made from (or consist mainly of) nylon.
Nylon fibers are used in a number of textile applications, most often in (1) outerwear and protective fabrics, (2) carpets, (3) high strength textiles such as parachutes and tires, (4) industrial fabrics, and (5) other high-strength fabric applications.
Most commercially available nylon fibers are based upon N66, N6, or a copolymer based upon those two nylons.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Nylon_fiber   (132 words)

 Educational Research Nonwoven Nylon Fiber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It is a polyamide fiber, derived from a diamine and a dicarboxylic acid,.Because a variety of diamines and dicarboxylic acids can be produced, there are a very large number of polyamide materials available to produce nylon fibers.
Nylon is used both alone and in blends with other fibers, where its chief contributions are strength and abrasion resistance.
For the -form of nylon 6, the chains are parallel and the hydrogen bonding is between chains in adjacent sheets.
www.apparelsearch.com /education_research_nonwoven_nylon_fiber.htm   (2446 words)

 Nylon fiber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nylon fibres are made from (or consist mainly of) nylon.
Nylon fibres are used in a number of textile applications, most often in (1) outerwear (3) high strength textiles such as parachutes and tyres, (4) industrial fabrics, and (5) other high-strength fabric applications.
Most commercially available nylon fibres are based upon N66, N6, or a copolymer based upon those two nylons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nylon_fiber   (87 words)

 Nylon Fiber - Nylon Tow Fiber, Nylon Staple Fiber, Nylon Textile Filament Fiber, Nylon Industrial Filament Fiber, Nylon ...
A manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is a long-chain synthetic polyamide in which less than 85% of the amide-linkages are attached directly (-CO-NH-) to two aliphatic groups.
The resulting nylon is named on the basis of the number of carbon atoms separating the two acid groups and the two amines.
Thus nylon 6,6 which is widely used for fibers is made from adipic acid and hexamethylene diamine.
www.fibersource.com /f-tutor/nylon.htm   (435 words)

 Nylon fiber definition for the clothing and textile industry
Nylon is a synthetic polymer, a plastic, invented on February 28, 1935 by Wallace Carothers at the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company of Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Chemically, nylon is a condensation polymer made of repeating units with amide linkages between them: hence it is frequently referred to as a polyamide.
The most common variant is nylon 6,6, also called nylon 66, which refers to the fact that both the diamine and the diacid have 6 carbon backbones.
www.apparelsearch.com /definitions/Fiber/nylon_definition.htm   (618 words)

 History Of Nylon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This textile fiber is the first man-made organic textile fiber prepared wholly from new materials from the mineral kingdom.
Nylon is a polyamide, but in 1930 no satisfactory fibers could be produced, and Carothers and Hill soon gave up on polyamide fibers.
Nylon became far and away the biggest money-maker in the history of the Du Pont company, and its success proved so powerful that it soon led the company's executives to derive a new formula for growth.
www.kathysnostalgiabilia.com /lemelson.htm   (7227 words)

 FAQ - Nylon Fibers
Nycon nylon fibers have a specific gravity of 1.16, whereas polypropylene fibers have a specific gravity of 0.91.
In general the fiber count for the Nycon RC and MultiMesh are much higher than the polypropylene fibers both monofilament and fibrillated.
The benefit is enhanced hydration of the cement particles within the contact zone with the discrete nylon fibers, which would increase the bond between the mortar and nylon fiber.
www.nycon.com /faq_8.asp   (240 words)

 Journal of Electronic Materials: Electromagnetic shielding of nylon-66 composites applied to laser modules
The SE of long carbon fiber filled nylon-66 composites was found to be higher than short carbon fiber composites under the same weight percentage of carbon fibers.
The SE of conductive carbon fiber filled nylon-66 composites was measured to be 42 dB at a low frequency of 30 MHz and 50 dB at a high frequency of 1 GHz.
Nylon composites have been widely used as the housing material for portable computer or notebook cases for years and is expected to be the main housing material for low cost laser diode modules in the near future because nylon is easy for processing and mass production.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3776/is_200110/ai_n8969977   (1270 words)

 Index of High Performance Fibers and Yarns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It is a high quality, Type 6 nylon fiber that is lightweight, durable, abrasion resistant and has excellent dyeability.
Caprolan nylon is used for a variety of apparel and equipment, including knit and woven fabrics for linings, shells, outerwear, skiwear, sports bags, golf bags, fanny packs, day packs, and sleeping bags.
It is a textile nylon with high ultra-violet resistance and superior dyeability for extended wear in surf and ski apparel.
www.fabriclink.com /pk/indexfib.html   (2517 words)

 View Point
Since nylon fibers were commercially introduced in the 1950s, they have enjoyed a long span of uninterrupted growth.
Nylon fibers are produced all over the world, but since 1990 there has been a significant shift in the regional concentrations.
This concentration of nylon BCF occurred because, when the U.S. carpet industry introduced tufting technology in the 1950s, it was initially married exclusively to nylon fiber.
www.ifj.com /issue/August97/viewpoint.html   (1502 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions | Antron®
Type 6,6 nylon has a tighter molecular structure than type 6 nylon due to a higher level of hydrogen bonding and maximum alignment between molecular chains, creating a tighter structure that better resists crushing, matting and stain penetration.
The colorfastness benefits of solution dyed nylon are based on the pigments (colorants) added to the molten polymer during the fiber manufacturing process.
These carpets have all the benefits of Antron® nylon including superior resistance to crushing and matting as well as soil resistance and soil hiding that is characteristic of INVISTA type 6,6 nylon and the four hole hollow filament shape.
antron.invista.com /content/performance/ant04_05.shtml   (1307 words)

 TORAY | Press Releases | Toray Develops Highly Moisture Absorptive Nylon Fiber quup
MR of 4.0%, which approaches that of cotton and is twice that of traditioal nylon fibers.
MR of 4.0%, or twice that of traditional nylon fibers and approaching that of cotton.
Color intensity is superior to that of traditional nylon fibers due to quup's polymer structure.
www.toray.com /news/fashion/nr970924.html   (446 words)

 Stain-Resist Nylon Carpet Fiber
Acid dyeable nylon is nylon polymer that has been modified chemically to make the fiber receive acid dyes.
These are added to the nylon by the fiber producer or by the carpet mill.
Stain resist nylon is a nylon fiber which has been treated with an acid dye blocker to make it fiber more resistant to staining by acid dyes, such as those in soft drinks and other beverages containing acid dyes.
www.baneclene.com /articles/stain-resist-nylon.html   (372 words)

 The Carpetguru Talks About Carpet Fiber
Fibers used are nylon, polyester, olefin or polypropylene, wool, acrylic, cotton, rayon, and a new Mohawk Fiber called SmartStrand.
Stainmaster nylon and Wear Dated nylon are simply triloble (cross grain magnified picture looks like a clover leaf) fibers with a fluorocarbon added to resist staining.Invista and Solutia have done a super job of marketing to convince you that theirs' is best.
This is similar to nylon fiber; only instead of gauge we use the term "denier".
www.carpetguru.com /fiber200.htm   (1448 words)

Nylons are one of the most common polymers used as a fiber.
Nylon is found in clothing all the time, but also in other places, in the form of a thermoplastic.
Nylon 6,6 is made from the monomers adipoyl chloride and hexamethylene diamine.
www.pslc.ws /macrog/nylon.htm   (377 words)

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Nylon is a relatively expensive polymer, so many companies are working on ways to separate the nylon face fibers from the carpet backing and recycle the nylon.
Nylon is the dominant fiber choice for commercial use due to its wear characteristics.
Nylon 6 is recyclable in a closed loop, as opposed to nylon 6,6, which is not.
www.ciwmb.ca.gov /epp/TaskForce/Reports/Carpet3b.doc   (4616 words)

 Nylon Staple: Fiber with a bright future
However, there simply was not enough nylon staple capacity added to offset the exit of the higher-cost competitors, so other staple fiber types have taken up some of the slack.
Solutia is currently developing a strategic alliance to market US-produced nylon staple carpet in China, and we are already participating in two joint ventures to produce and promote nylon fiber and nylon carpeting locally.
But we expect singed spun nylon to be very competitive against filament when this new technology is commercialized late this year or early in 1999.
www.ifj.com /issue/august98/story5.html   (1422 words)

There are several major methods of recycling: chemical recycling, which involves breaking down the nylon itself to be reprocessed into new carpet fiber; fiberizing, where carpet fibers are harvested and converted into backing, padding, and matting for use in laying new carpet; and mechanical, where carpet fibers are down cycled into different products.
Presently, most recycled nylon comes from post-industrial fiber (waste from extrusion and yarn mills, clean lint and edge trim from finishing lines) but the technology is rapidly improving to convert used nylon fiber into new carpet.
Southwest Fibers (Leggett and Platt): Formaldehyde free; recycled carpet fibers.
www.metrokc.gov /procure/green/carpet.htm   (3837 words)

 A Nylon Carpet Fiber Directory and Guide
Nylon carpet fiber is the most popular fiber (about 90% of residential carpets and 65% of all carpets).
Nylon carpet fiber is a good choice for all traffic areas because it is durable and static free, maintains fiber height, and resists soiling, staining, and mildew.
Nylon fibers, which are dyed after production, maintain color.
www.floorbiz.com /carpet/carpet-buying-guide/carpet-fiber/nylon-carpet-fiber.htm   (135 words)

 Our Business - Nylon - Honeywell Specialty Materials
A household name in residential carpet fibers, Anso® nylon was introduced more than 36 years ago and is the oldest continuously marketed fiber brand in the industry, earning a trusted reputation for exceptional performance.
Honeywell Nylon produces textile fibers for a variety of industries and applications including automotive headliner and solution dyed yarn for woven contract upholstery.
Fine denier, high filament nylon and microdenier nylon yarns for electrometric fabrics are produced for the apparel industry.
www.honeywell.com /sites/sm/nylon.htm   (775 words)

 Shaw Floors: Carpet Fiber - Is Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, or Wool Carpet Best for You?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Nylon is the most widely used carpet fiber.
Nylon carpet fiber is soft yet strong, shows color brilliantly, and cleans well.
Polypropylene, a value-oriented fiber, is also notably colorfast because it is solution dyed, which means the color is added during production and not dyed later.
www.shawfloors.com /FloorChoices/Carpet/CarpetFibers.asp   (353 words)

 Fantasy Fibers, Nylon Fiber Processing
Nylon, is the general name of a group of synthetic fibers.
Discovered in the 1930s by a Du Pont Company research team headed by Wallace H. Carothers, the fiber created immense excitement when the first nylon stockings were marketed in 1939.
Unlike silk, nylon is strong even when knitted into the sheerest of fabrics.
www.fantasyfibers.com /nylon_new.htm   (92 words)

 Welcome to C & J Floors Warrenton, MO
The twist of the fiber, the actual fiber type (nylon vs. other fibers, not nylon vs. nylon), the physical properties of the fibers as well as the construction of the carpet all affect the floor performance.
Both Anso® nylon and nylon 6,6 have the important physical properties that make them a superior choice for carpet and when constructed equally, there is really no significant floor wear difference between them.
For instance, all carpets made with any Anso® brand nylon fiber are tested and certified for specific characteristics that improve floor wear performance, such as superior toughness and abrasion resistance.
www.designbiz.com /net1/CompanyProductCollectionList.asp?CompanyID=83910&BrandID=41   (756 words)

Although carpet fibers can be either synthetic or natural, nylon rules as the material of choice in the industry.
And nylon 6,6, in particular, is the strongest, most durable fiber used in carpet manufacturing.
In fact, type 6,6 nylon is the fiber specified most often by professional architects and designers for demanding commercial interiors.
www.capricarpet.com /weardated.htm   (428 words)

 News - Solutia to Focus Nylon Industrial Fiber Production at Greenwood, SC, Plant
Nylon industrial fibers are used in diverse applications such as tire reinforcement, automotive airbags, and many other industrial uses.
Solutia's Pensacola plant will continue to be the world's largest integrated nylon 6,6 production facility, manufacturing nylon plastics, nylon carpet fiber, and chemical intermediates for use in nylon products.
In addition to nylon industrial fibers, the Greenwood plant produces nylon carpet fiber and nylon plastics.
www.omnexus.com /news/news.aspx?id=7468   (479 words)

 Plastics Machinery and Auxiliaries
A Gusmer Model RP-10, fiber-reinforced nylon 6 dispensing machine mixes the monomer caprolactam from which all nylon 6 is manufactured, using an activator.
The RP-10 dispenses fiber-reinforced nylon 6 into a mold, which has been preheated to a temperature of 140 to 150C.
Such nylon 6 parts are identical in form, fit, and function to those parts fabricated in a high-pressure injection mold.
www.pma-magazine.com /articles/2003/January/3   (784 words)

 Fabric University - Fiber Characteristics - Nylon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
- Nylon is one of the strongest fiber.
The most popular fiber blend used in swimwear today is nylon and spandex.
Although nylon is a very strong fiber, it has poor resistance to prolonged exposure to the sun.
www.fabriclink.com /Nylon.html   (220 words)

 J & L, Knives, CIA Nylon Fiber Knives
These knives are made of a super strong nylon composite that is almost as hard as steel.
This knife is similar to the nylon fiber knives, but this one is made from hard ABS plastic.
It is very strong, and has the added bennifit of a clip on the handle which allows you to hold the unit securely in your pocket or purse.
www.selfdefenseproducts.com /nfk.htm   (164 words)

 Nylon and Nylon Fiber Recycling Exchange Listings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Type 12 Nylon Scrap shall consist of sorted type 12 nylon scraps and may not include other types or blends of nylon.
Nylon Drool, Purgings & Scrap - PA scrap.
Type 6 Natural Nylon Regrind shall consist of sorted natural nylon type 6 scrap that has been reground and may not include colored or blended materials.
www.recycle.net /Textile/nylon/xv140700.html   (1076 words)

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